About Bruce R. Hopkins

Bruce dedicated his professional life to his work in nonprofit law. He practiced law in Washington, DC. and Kansas City, MO, for over 50 years, receiving recognition and numerous awards for his efforts. His voice lives on in the over 45 books he wrote, widely ranging from “The Law of Tax-Exempt Organizations,” the definitive legal treatise in this area of the law, to “The Bruce R. Hopkins’ Nonprofit Counsel,” his monthly newsletter, to practical guides about nonprofits for laypeople, to memoirs and poetry. Often referred to as the “Dean of Nonprofit Law,” he was a presenter and featured speaker, nationally and internationally, at numerous conferences throughout his career. Bruce was a widely known and highly admired figure within the legal community and an enriching presence for all who knew him.

To honor his legacy, Georgetown is seeking support to establish the Bruce R. Hopkins Nonprofit Law Endowed Fund. We invite you to join in honoring Bruce, and at the same time, contribute to the program he established at the Law Center. This fund is an endowment, which means that Bruce’s memory will live on in perpetuity at Georgetown University Law Center through the work of the Continuing Legal Education Program.


About the Bruce R. Hopkins Nonprofit Law Endowed Fund

The Georgetown Law Office of Executive and Continuing Legal Education provides high-quality educational opportunities for lawyers and law-related professionals to fulfill their life-long learning needs. The Bruce R. Hopkins Nonprofit Law Endowed Fund primarily supports the operations and programming expenses of the Representing and Managing Tax-Exempt Organizations Continuing Legal Education Program. The “Bruce R. Hopkins Memorial Session” honors Bruce’s work as a presenter and featured speaker at the event.

Tax-deductible contributions may be made to the Bruce R. Hopkins Nonprofit Law Endowed Fund at Georgetown University Law Center. Online donations may be made by clicking here or entering this link into your browser of choice https://give.georgetown.edu/Bruce-Hopkins-Fund. Checks made out to Georgetown University, with “Bruce R. Hopkins Fund” on the memo line, may be sent to this address:

Georgetown University Law Center

Attn: Priscilla Rawlins

600 New Jersey Avenue, NW

Washington, DC 20001

A pledge commitment of between one and five years may also be made by contacting Priscilla Rawlins, Assistant Vice-President of Development at pr483@georgetown.edu or 202.662.9797.

Thank you for kindly considering a gift to support Bruce’s legacy. Bruce’s life of service was an inspiration to those he touched, and your gift will ensure a lasting tribute to his career and values, while sustaining a program about which he cared deeply. Please forward this message to anyone whom you believe would be interested in supporting this effort.