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Thank You for Being our Partner in 2010-11!

The collective generosity of our alumni and friends helped the Law School’s Partners in Excellence Annual Fund reach nearly $1 million last fiscal year. Thank you to our many alumni and friends who stepped forward and supported the Law School.

Contributions of all sizes to the Annual Fund make a significant impact on the lives of our students and on the Law School. Your donations support everything from student scholarships to faculty hiring, library resources, clinics, journals, student organizations, and much more. Your ongoing support ensures that current and future generations of students receive the same world-class education that you did and helps us prepare them for successful and meaningful careers.

The Law School operates on a fiscal year that begins July 1 and ends on June 30. We hope you will renew your partnership with the Law School again in 2011-12.

Partners at Work Challenge Tops 60% Giving for First Time

Thank you to all organizations employing five or more Law School alumni who participated in the 2011 Partners at Work organizational giving challenge. In 2010-11, 61% of alumni working at participating organizations made a donation. A special thanks goes to those who finished in the top five of their groups. Group 1 consists of organizations employing 5-24 alumni and Group 2 consists of organizations employing 25 or more alumni.

Group 1 Top Five Firms and Organizations:
Gaskins, Bennett, Birrell, Schupp, LLP- 100%
O'Melveny & Myers LLP- 100%
Zimmerman Reed PLLP- 100%
Michael Best & Friedrich LLP- 83%
Fulbright & Jaworski LLP- 80%

Group 2 Top Five Firms and Organizations:
Faegre & Benson LLP- 81%
Leonard, Street and Deinard- 81%
Fredrikson & Byron PA- 79%
Oppenheimer Wolff & Donnelly LLP- 75%
Winthrop & Weinstine PA- 73%

Click here for more information about the challenge.

If your organization is interested in participating in the 2012 Partners at Work challenge, please contact Evan Johnson at 612-625-6584 or by email at evanj@umn.edu.

Chris and Jean Chaput

"It is crucial that alumni support the Partners in Excellence Annual Fund each and every year. We have all benefited from the legal education and the reputational halo of the Law School. Now it is our turn to help continue the legacy of excellence."

Chris Chaput (’85)
2012 National Co-Chair, Partners in Excellence Annual Fund

Two Generations of Alumni Named Partners in Excellence National Co-Chairs

The Law School is proud to announce that Chris Chaput (’85), Managing Director of RPK Capital Management Group LLP, and his father and fellow alumnus, Jean Chaput (’60), retired Vice President of National City Bank (pictured above with Pauline Chaput), will be serving as National Co-Chairs for the 2011-12 Partners in Excellence Annual Fund campaign. Together, the Chaputs bring a long history of partnership and support of the Law School and a cross-generational appreciation for their alma mater’s ongoing importance and impact in Minnesota as well as across the country and world.

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