Unleash UC Law SF's Potential on Giving Day, April 13

It’s the one day a year when the community comes together to support the financial mission of UC Law San Francisco – Giving Day – and this year it’s on Thursday, April 13.

Alumni, faculty, staff, students, and friends of the law school are invited to donate a gift of any size to an area of interest – whether it’s student scholarships or alumni reunions.

Though the official Giving Day is on Thursday, donations can be accepted anytime through this link.

“Giving Day is a 24-hour fundraising drive that aims to raise crucial funds for the law school’s most important programs,” said Hayden Reynolds, assistant director of Annual Giving and Development Communications at UC Law SF. “From class reunions and alumni boards to student organizations and general funding, these donations help boost the law school’s reputation as top-notch center for legal education.”

This year’s fundraising goal is $50,000. Here are some of the areas funds will support at the law school:

  • Bar Prep Support gives key assistance to recent graduates studying for the bar, including exam preparation help and living stipends.
  • Dean’s Priority Fund supports retention scholarships for high-performing students, public-interest internships, and other academic priorities chosen by the dean.
  • First Generation Student Program provides resources, support, and services for students who are the first in their families to attend college.
  • General Scholarships fund merit-based scholarships and needs-based grants to help UC Law SF students afford tuition and living costs.
  • Indigenous Law Center is dedicated to expanding knowledge of how U.S. law affects Native and Indigenous peoples.
  • Legal Education Opportunity Program offers resources and support to students who have faced socioeconomic and other barriers to achieving higher education.
  • Milestone Reunion Giving is a fund that helps honor alumni each year with celebrations for major graduation anniversaries, including 10, 25, 50, and 60-year reunions.
  • Student Organizations include dozens of associations, journals, and teams that help law students grow their professional networks and explore different career paths.
  • UC Law SF Fund provides vital flexibility for various initiatives at a time when the law school receives less than a fifth of its funding from the state of California.
  • Volunteer alumni boards – UC Law SF has two volunteer alumni boards. The Foundation Board of Trustees generates private funds to support the college, while the Alumni Association Board of Governors organizes alumni to advance the law school’s goals.

This is UC Law San Francisco’s second annual Giving Day, which coincides with Spring Week – a four-day series of events that invite alumni to reconnect on and off campus, including at a Giants baseball game, City Hall reception, and courtyard jazz brunch.