Support Colorado Law's Continued Excellence

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.

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.

Make your gift 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. Please contact Cynthia Haynes, assistant director of development, for information on how to establish a scholarship or for a complete list of scholarships that need your support.

Make your gift to the Law Scholarship Fund

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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 more than $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 or jobs in underserved regions.  

Make your gift to LRAP

Public Service Fellowships

At Colorado Law, we are committed to supporting students who are pursuing public service careers. Because many of public service opportunities available to law students and recent graduates are unpaid or low paying, we provide public service fellowships provide students with a small stipend to cover expenses while working in these positons. Giving to a named public service fellowship is a great way to honor distinguished alumni or faculty. Please contact Cynthia Haynes for information on how to establish a fellowship or for a complete list of fellowships that need your support.

Make your gift to Law Public Service Fellowships

Diversity and Inclusive Excellence

Colorado Law supports a number of law school initiatives that further our inclusiveness and diversity. In addition, we are actively involved in a several legal community initiatives and work hard to cultivate career opportunities for our diverse students and alumni. Support to the Diversity and Inclusive Excellence Fund bolsters our ability to serve our diverse students and community.

Make your gift to the Diversity and Inclusive Excellence Fund

Student Emergency Needs Fund

The Student Emergency Needs Fund was created to parovide additional support to students in financial binds during law school or while transitioning into careers. We know that sometimes students need a little extra financial help and we want to be able to provide them with this much-needed support. 

Make your gift to the Student Emergency Needs Fund


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” 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. For electronic transfer instructions, please contact Nicole Craft at (303) 492-0360 or
  • 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
Senior Director of Development
(303) 735-3689

Cynthia Haynes
Assistant Director of Development
(303) 492-1744

Monique Zamudio
Development Project Manager
(303) 492-1657

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

Dean’s Club ($1,500-$2,499)

  • Recognition in Amicus  
  • Dean’s insider newsletter 
  • Annual appreciation lunch 
  • Invitations to Special Events

Dean’s Circle ($2,500–4,999)

  •  All the above benefits, plus 
  • Colorado Law branded gift

Dean’s Cabinet ($5,000–9,999)

  •  All the above benefits, plus 
  • Dinner with the Dean

Ira C. Rothgerber Jr. Society ($10,000 and up) 

  •  All of the above benefits, plus 
  • Opportunity for one-on-one meeting with the Dean

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 Ellen Goldberg at or 303.735.3689.  

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.