Reunion Giving FAQ
Reunion giving provides a strong foundation for the Duke Law Annual Fund and your gift demonstrates a vote of confidence in Duke Law School. Unrestricted gifts to the annual fund provide a critical bridge between tuition revenue and the actual cost of running the School. This allows the Dean to respond to the School's most pressing financial concerns and provide the flexibility to seize unique and important opportunities.
Why am I being asked to give during my Reunion?
Duke Law School depends on the generosity, enthusiasm, and class spirit of its reunion classes to anchor the Annual Fund. While celebrating your reunion is a catalyst among our alumni for increased financial support, the class campaign also helps strengthen individual and class ties by renewing shared class feelings of pride and loyalty. Successful reunion classes set the pace for both Reunion attendance and the Annual Fund, and help to inspire other classes through their Class Reunion Fund campaigns. Your class gift, along with those of other reunion classes, will have a profound impact on the Law School's ability to continue to offer a premier legal education.
Why make a pledge?
A commitment to give each year between reunions allows the Law School to budget more accurately. Knowing you have committed to making a gift allows Dean Levi to plan the number of people and programs we support. Additionally, alumni who make multi-year pledges will not be asked for additional gifts until their pledges are completed.
How much should I give?
What counts most is your participation! Everyone is encouraged to participate in the Reunion Class Gift Campaign, no matter the size of the gift. Most alumni choose to increase their multiyear pledge or their annual gift in honor of their Reunion year and we hope you will too.
A common 5-year pledge made to the Reunion Class Gift effort is a $12,500 Barrister level pledge. For this reunion cycle, the pledge would be as follows:
|Fiscal year:||To be paid between:||Amount:|
|FY13||July 1, 2012 - June 30, 2013||$2,500|
|FY14||July 1, 2013 - June 30, 2014||$2,500|
|FY15||July 1, 2014 - June 30, 2015||$2,500|
|FY16||July 1, 2015 - June 30, 2016||$2,500|
|FY17||July 1, 2016 - June 30, 2017||$2,500|
Another common pledge is the $5,000 multi-year pledge paid at $1,000 per year over a period of five years. This type of pledge qualifies donors for membership in the Law School's newest giving society, The Samuel F. Mordecai Fellows.
For more information about reunion giving at Duke Law School, please contact Jean Brooks at 919-613-7015 or at email@example.com.