Law Firm Challenge
A Message from the Law Firm Challenge Chair
I've served as a Law Firm Challenge agent for over ten years. In that time, I've seen firsthand how philanthropy makes a difference at Georgetown Law. Giving through the Challenge benefits many of the institution's most important initiatives. Also, our participation as alumni demonstrates commitment to Georgetown, shows gratitude for the fine education we received and sets an example for others. On behalf of myself and the entire Law Center community, thank you for your continued support.
Jud Starr (L'75)
The Law Firm Challenge is an annual fundraising competition in which participating firms vie for the highest percentage of alumni giving and most dollars raised for the Law Center. Established as the first of its kind in 1998, the program has grown to become the largest, engaging more than 2,500 alumni at 61 firms worldwide.
Throughout the Challenge, volunteers (or "agents") at participating firms correspond with alumni colleagues and encourage them to support the Law Annual Fund. Gifts to the Fund provide critical resources for core programs including:
- Financial Aid
- Centers and Institutes
- Equal Justice Foundation (EJF) Summer Fellowships
- The Edward Bennett Williams Library
- Student Organizations
It's important to note that any gift to Georgetown Law, made by an alumnus/alumna at a participating firm (between July 1st and June 30th), counts toward Law Firm Challenge credit.
At the end of the competition, the names of the firms that reach 100% alumni participation are engraved on a plaque that's displayed outside the Office of Career Services in McDonough Hall. The names of the firms that raise the most money for the Law Center (in their repective groups) are engraved on a trophy that's kept in the Law Alumni Lounge (Hotung Intl. Law Building). All donors are recognized on the Georgetown Law website.
For more information about the Law Firm Challenge, please contact Dave Stone, Associate Director of the Law Annual Fund at 202-662-9375 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
To make a gift online for Law Firm Challenge credit, CLICK HERE.