Class of 2013 Sets Class Gift Participation Record

May 23, 2013 — An unprecedented 82-percent of the J.D. Class of 2013 has made a gift to Georgetown Law, thanks to the hard work of 16 student section representatives and a dedicated team of Development staff. The previous record was 56-percent participation, set by the Class of 1999.

“These gifts, totaling nearly $10,000, reflect a commitment to the Law Center by the Class of 2013 that will lead to critical support for Georgetown Law in the years ahead,” said Dean William M. Treanor. “I am very grateful to the Class of 2013 for their great generosity, particularly because it comes in a challenging economic time.”

The Graduating Class Gift campaign has been part of Georgetown Law’s 3L year since 1991. Each class member is invited to make a meaningful gift to the Law Annual Fund; the campaign also features a section competition component, which Section 1 won with a record-breaking 89.5 percent participation this year.

“Serving as Student Bar Association president during the year, my goal was not only to lead the winning section but to lead the Class of 2013 in setting the record for the highest Class Gift participation of all time,” said Zhang, who led Section 2. “We accomplished [the record] by driving peer motivation, encouraging heated competition between the sections and displaying an overall energy and commitment to Georgetown Law.”

Amanda Frost, assistant director of the Law Annual Fund, has headed the Class Gift Campaign for the past two years. She was assisted this year by Lisa Buckley, assistant director of Donor Relations, and the rest of the Annual Fund staff. 

“I was impressed when the Class of 2013 section representatives wanted to set such an aspirational goal, but they assured me they would reach it,” Frost said. “Through hard work and rallying of the troops, the Class of 2013 set a top-fourteen-worthy standard for future Georgetown Law classes.”