The Reunion Class Gift
The Law School is fortunate to have a very strong reunion program, which draws hundreds of alumni back to Ann Arbor each fall. Every five years, Michigan Law graduates are able to reconnect with their classmates, current students, and the institution. Additionally, reunions are a wonderful time for Michigan Law alumni to show their support for the institution by participating in our Class Gift Program.
In honor of their reunion, alumni are encouraged to make five-year pledges (coinciding with the next reunion) towards the Law School Fund. The Law School Fund supports numerous programs and services that are crucial to Michigan Law's sustained excellence (e.g. need-based financial aid, scholarship support, the Debt Management Program, the Legal Practice Program and much more). Five-year pledges are very important in that they provide long-term stability to the school’s annual fund, giving the Dean and executive leadership the flexibility and resources to adapt to the changing legal education environment, thus keeping Michigan among the most elite Law Schools in the country.
· The entire amount of your five-year pledge counts towards the reunion class gift – so by pledging an annual gift out over five years, you make a much larger impact on the Reunion gift.
· You do not have to pay anything at the time of making your pledge.
· You also will no longer receive annual mail, email, or phone solicitations from the Law School if you have a recorded pledge (it’s green!)
· Pledge payments can be scheduled at the times you specify
· All gifts and pledges made between July, 1 2011 and December 31, 2012 will be counted as a Reunion Gift.
· The reunion chairs will be presenting the class gift to the Dean at your class dinner.