The Class of 2013 continued the pledge drive tradition that started in 2011 by pledging to support the Law School each of the first five years after graduation. Led by a committee of students including Brian Bell, Kelsey Knutson, Kim Prchal, Amanda Ruiz, Nick Thompson, and Jordan Weir, the Class of 2013 achieved a 35% participation rate. In recognition of their efforts, the Law School will award a one-time $5,000 fellowship to a member of their class to pursue a career in public interest.
Maslon Edelman Borman & Brand LLP has made a gift to fund the Marvin Borman Memorial Scholarship in honor of their colleague who died September 12, 2012, at age 89. In a Star Tribune obituary, writer James Walsh called Borman "a spirited, committed, roll-up-your sleeves guy."
Special thanks to those of you who have already made your gift to the Law School this year. We really appreciate your support. If you have not yet made your gift, please do so today by clicking on the Give Now button. Your gift, of any size, matters. As state funding disappears, the Law School must build a broader community of supporters to successfully make the transition to self-sufficiency.
The Law School is participating in a new University-wide effort to build endowments for undergraduate, graduate and law student support. It features a new program called Fast Start 4 Impact, available to donors for a limited time. For each new endowment gift or four-year pledge of $50,000 or greater, Fast Start 4 Impact will pay four years of annual awards to students, while the new endowment fund grows through investment. This allows donors to see more financial help going to students now, while also creating a permanent source of support for years to come.