Support Colorado Law's Continued Excellence

Over the past two decades, state support for Colorado Law, which once helped keep tuition low, has dwindled to less than four percent of our budget--and it is continuing to decline. To continue the tradition of excellence at Colorado Law, we need help from our alumni and friends.

In The Campaign For Colorado Law's Future, we need your help with:

The Colorado Law Dean's Fund for Excellence allows the dean to direct funds to those areas of highest need. Gifts to this fund give us the most flexibility to use donations to support our students and programs.

Donate Now to the Dean’s Fund for Excellence

Direct your gift to one of Colorado Law’s Priority Areas

Student Scholarships

Scholarships allow Colorado Law to attract the best and most promising applicants and ensure that deserving students can pursue a legal education. You can support the law scholarship fund, honor distinguished alumni, or support students pursuing careers in specific areas of law through our selected scholarship funds online or contact Mary Beth Searles, senior director of development,, for a complete list of scholarships that need your support.

Donate Now to the Law Scholarship Fund

View Most Supported Scholarships   View A-Z list  

Loan Repayment Assistance Program (LRAP)

As state funding for Colorado Law has decreased over the past two decades, tuition has increased. Currently, our students graduate with an average debt load of nearly $100,000. Many of our graduates would be unable to pursue careers in the public or nonprofit sectors without help. Our Loan Repayment Assistance Program offers financial assistance to recent graduates who pursue public service careers.  

Donate Now to LRAP

Programs and Experiential Learning

Colorado Law boosts three centers, nine clinics, and a cutting-edge, accomplished faculty. We need suport from our alumni and friends to maintain the quality of our programs.

Donate Now to the Law Programs Fund

View Select Program Funds   View A-Z list

Faculty Endowments and Professorships

Faculty endowments are gifts that keep on giving. By endowing a fellowship, professorship, or academic chair at Colorado Law, you can help ensure that we can continue to attract and retain one of the nation’s top-ranked law school faculties.

Donate Now to the Law Professorships Fund

Currently faculty endowments can be created with the following gifts or planned gifts:

  • Fellowship:      $200,000
  • Professorship: $1,500,000
  • Chair:               $5,000,000

If you are interested in investing in the future of Colorado Law’s faculty, please contact:

Mary Beth Searles
Assistant Dean for Development
(303) 492-1215

You may also donate in memory of Colorado Law alumni through our list of established memorial funds.


Ways to Give

  • Online: Use our secure website to give a one-time gift or set up an automatic recurring donation.
  • Mail: Send checks, made payable to the “CU Foundation,” along with a completed the gift form to:

University of Colorado Foundation
Attn: Gift Processing
10901 W. 120th Avenue #200
Broomfield, CO 80021

  • Securities and Electronic Transfers: Gifts of appreciated stock, bonds, and mutual funds are easy to arrange and often enable donors to take advantage of tax benefits. Electronic transfer instructions.
  • Planned Gifts: Please consider leaving a legacy gift to Colorado Law through your will or estate plans. Learn how to include Colorado Law in your estate plans or contact one of our planned giving officers to discuss how you can leave a legacy gift to Colorado Law. 

If you have any questions about making a gift to Colorado Law, please contact the Colorado Law development team:

Mary Beth Searles
Assistant Dean for Development
(303) 492-1215

Ellen Goldberg
Director of Development
(303) 735-3689

Marcia Segall
Associate Director of Development
(303) 492-6678

Nicole Craft
Development Assistant
(303) 492-0360

The CU Foundation manages gift and endowment accounts for the University of Colorado, including Colorado Law. You will receive an acknowledgment of all gifts for tax purposes from the CU Foundation.

Giving Societies

Giving Societies

Giving Societies honor and thank alumni and friends who advance the law school’s mission through generous financial support.

  • Ira C. Rothgerber Jr. Society ($10,000 and up)  
    • Recognition in Amicus • Dean’s insider newsletter • Annual appreciation lunch • Invitations to Special Events • Dinner with the Dean • Annual Recognition Gift
  • Dean’s Cabinet ($5,000–9,999)  • 
    • Recognition in Amicus • Dean’s insider newsletter • Annual appreciation lunch • Invitations to Special Events • Dinner with the Dean
  • Dean’s Circle ($2,500–4,999) • 
    • Recognition in Amicus • Dean’s insider newsletter • Annual appreciation lunch • Invitations to Special Events
  • Dean’s Club ($1,500–2,499) • 
    • Recognition in Amicus • Dean’s insider newsletter • Annual appreciation lunch

Wiley B. Rutledge Society

The Wiley B. Rutledge Society – named for Colorado Law’s only U.S. Supreme Court Justice – is for alumni contributing $100 for each year out of law school until the 5th anniversary of their graduation.

  • Recognition in Amicus • Dean’s Mid-Year Report • Special Invitations for Recent Alumni

Heritage Society

The Heritage Society honors alumni and friends who have made provisions for Colorado Law in their wills, trusts, retirement plans, or other deferred gift arrangements. While you may remain anonymous if you prefer, we are pleased to be able to acknowledge the benefactors who fuel the law school’s future. For more information on how to become a Heritage Society member or if you have already included Colorado Law in your estate plans, please contact Mary Beth Searles at or 303-492-1215.  

For all societies, membership is determined by total gift and pledge payments made during each fiscal year (July 1 to June 30) to any Law School fund.  Join a Giving Society today and help pave the way for Colorado Law’s continued excellence.