Celebrated every ten years, class reunions help alumni foster connections with classmates and the law school. As a part of the celebration, alumni are encouraged to commemorate their class and support the law school by making a class reunion gift.
A class gift drive is held throughout the year leading up to the USD Law Alumni Reunion during the month of October. The drive includes mail and email outreach.
Help your class reach their goal this year by making a gift to support student scholarships.
What is a reunion gift?
All gifts and pledges made during the fiscal year (July 1 to June 30) are counted toward your class gift totals each year. However, during a reunion year special emphasis is placed on building the level of support and participation from the class in recognition of the milestone a reunion year represents. Gifts and pledges made to student scholarships and the "Class Scholarship" designation will count for an annual scholarship named for your class. Gifts to other areas of campus will count for the class gift, but not benefit the class scholarships. Planned or deferred gifts through instruments such as charitable remainder trusts and charitable gift annuities are also included in class participation and giving totals.
If your class is able to reach a minimum total of $5,000, a named scholarship will be awarded to a deserving student in honor of your class.
Some class reunion committees choose to set specific goals for their reunion year giving, such as 100% participation from the class. They may also decide upon a specific purpose for their class gift, like the creation and naming of an endowed scholarship or professorship. For example, the law school class of 1975 established the “Class of '75 Professorship” in 2000.
How can I make a reunion gift?
You can make a gift online, by phone at (619) 260-4692, or mail:
USD School of Law
Office of Development and Donor Relations
5998 Alcala Park
San Diego, CA 92110-2492