Annual Giving — Every Gift Counts
The Annual Fund is a crucial component of the Maurice A. Deane School of Law at Hofstra University’s financial health because it provides operating support. Annual giving ensures that program innovations are made each year, support for students is available through financial assistance and all aspects of teaching and learning at Hofstra Law are able to flourish.
Some areas assisted through the Annual Fund are:
- Scholarships and financial aid
- New clinic opportunities
- Academic programs and special lectures
- Student organizations and services
- Faculty scholarship
- Alumni programs, including CLE
- Professional development
- Law Library
- Improvements to the Law School building
A gift to the Annual Fund makes a difference in the life of each student. Alumni giving to the Annual Fund is especially important because it represents a vote of confidence in a Hofstra Law education and counts in our alumni participation rate. This percentage is nationally recognized as a reflection of a school’s strength and is considered by prospective students and other potential funders, such as foundations and government agencies. While many of our competitors boast rates of 25 percent or more, Hofstra Law’s alumni participation rate is currently less than 10 percent. We need our alumni to make a gift every year to raise and keep our participation rate high and to sustain a strong financial foundation. Your gift of any size makes a difference and helps advance Hofstra Law.
Annual Fund Giving Levels
Benefactor: $25,000 and above
Distinguished Leader: $10,000-24,999
Donor: Up to $99
The Hofstra Law fiscal year is from September 1- August 31.