Graduating ​Class Gift

The Graduating Class Gift program is a student-led campaign to raise money for University of San Diego School of Law. The Graduating Class Gift campaign is a fun and meaningful way for members of the graduating class to celebrate the milestone of earning their law degree, cement their bond as a class and help make USD School of Law a better place for current and future students by supporting a gift they feel will make a difference.

To pursue these goals, a committee of law students has volunteered to help rally support from their classmates. The class gift is meant to show gratitude for their legal education and to assist USD in remaining a competitive, top-tier law school. Above all, it represents the desire to give back and to support students following in their footsteps.

What is the 2020 Class Gift?

The Class of 2020 is raising money to establish the Class of 2020 Vision Fund. This year, the 2020 Vision Fund will be donating money to Public Interest Fellowships, which fund public service fellowships for students who seek unpaid internships in the public service sector.

The goal is to establish a fund that will make a difference for students. The Class of 2020 aspires to raise $2,500 from graduating students and encourages participation from all members of the graduating class. A gift of $20.20 to honor your graduation year would make a significant impact. Every gift makes a difference.

When can I make my gift?

Right now! The official fundraising period for the class gift campaign kicked off in March and will continue through the end of the semester. All gifts made by June 30, 2020 will count toward the establishment of the Class of 2020 Vision Fund.

How do I make a gift?

There are a number of ways to support your class gift campaign:

  • Online: Visit the Class Gift ChangeFUNDING page to make your gift online and view progress towards the goal. Alternatively, you can make a gift using USD's secure online giving form. Include your class year and select "Specialty Giving" and then type in "2020 Graduating Class Gift" in the box provided.
  • Class Gift Committee: A member of the committee will be speaking to you about the 2020 Graduating Class Gift. You may give him or her your gift (a check or cash) and it will be forwarded to the Office of Law School Annual Giving in Guadalupe Hall on your behalf.
  • Phone: Call (619) 260-7554 to make a credit card gift by phone directly to the Office of Law School Annual Giving.
  • Drop your donation off at the Office of Law School Annual Giving in Guadalupe Hall, 201B (building next door to Warren Hall).


2020 VISION FUND--Graduating Class Gift  

The Class of 2020 is thrilled to announce the generous contribution of $1,000 as a Challenge Gift.  An anonymous donor has stepped forward to inspire support for the Class Fund by offering to match dollar-for-dollar the first $1,000 in contributions to the Vision 2020 Graduating Class Gift Fund.  
Please help unlock this generous challenge gift by making your 2020 graduating class gift donation today!  With your support, the Vision 2020 Fund will be used to support Public Service Law Student Summer Fellowships.  This is the time to help students secure unpaid internships in the public sector and in community non-profits.  San Diego needs our help and so our fellow students who hope to gain valuable internship experience with the help and financial support that our fellowship fund will provide.  

For more information, please contact:

Jeanette Nichols
Assistant Director of Annual Giving
(619) 260-7554