What is the Graduating Class Gift Campaign?
The Class of 1991 initiated the Graduating Class Gift, choosing to commemorate their graduation by giving back to Georgetown Law. Since then, classes like yours have contributed over $400,000 to the Law Center.
What is my gift used for?
Class gifts are used to support clinics, the library, journals, financial aid, and ultimately to ensure that future students have the same resources that you did during your time at the Law Center. You may also designate where your money goes, by denoting on the giving slip a journal, club, clinic, or fund that has played a meaningful role in your Georgetown experience.
Why should I give to the Graduating Class Gift?
The Graduating Class Gift program allows each new class to give back to the university, ensuring that future students have the same opportunities you had at the Law Center. Only 70% of the cost of a Georgetown legal education is covered by tuition, and that difference is made up by alums and friends of the university. By giving back, you acknowledge their philanthropy and pave the way for future students. A high participation rate is also a criteria used by ratings services to evaluate and rank educational institutions; by becoming involved, you help increase the value of your own degree.
I have student loans to pay and can’t make a large donation. Will my gift really make a difference?
Absolutely. Participation at any level helps. The fact that you choose to give is more important than the amount you give. A high class participation rate shows firms, foundations, and prospective students that recent Georgetown graduates are committed to the mission and continued success of the Law Center.