Thanks to Our Donors, We Raised $51.3 Million

During the Campaign for Colorado Law’s Future, we: 
  • added 54 endowed scholarships
  • permanently dedicated $6.8 million to loan repayment assistance
  • increased the number of individuals with Colorado Law in their estate plans by 200%, documenting nearly $20 million in planned gifts, and
  • established 5 new faculty distinctions.

We are proud of these accomplishments and are grateful to out generous donors who helped us achieve them. 

Our campaign is done, but our work is not. Going forward, we will continue to need the support of our alumni to keep Colorado Law strong. Please consider making a gift today.


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

Programs and Experiential Learning

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

Make your gift to the Law Programs Fund

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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

Donate

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 nicole.craft@colorado.edu
  • 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
marybeth.searles@colorado.edu

Ellen Goldberg
Senior Director of Development
(303) 735-3689
ellen.goldberg@colorado.edu

Marcia Segall
Director of Development
(303) 492-6678
marcia.segall@colorado.edu

Cynthia Haynes
Assistant Director of Development
(303) 492-1744
cynthia.haynes@colorado.edu

Monique Zamudio
Development Project Manager
(303) 492-1657
monique.zamudio@colorado.edu

Nicole Craft
Development Assistant
(303) 492-0360
nicole.craft@colorado.edu

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

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 marybeth.searles@cufund.org 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.