Annual Giving

The Annual Giving program was established to raise annual contributions for The University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law from graduates and friends. The Annual Giving program includes gifts to restricted funds and unrestricted gifts to the UM Carey Law Fund. Annual gifts support such areas as:

  • Merit and need based scholarships for future and current students
  • Travel expenses for students to attend moot court competitions across the nation
  • Faculty research grants for published scholarship
  • Increased resource tools in the Career and Development Office
  • Loan repayment assistance to graduates working in public interest organizations
  • Community efforts and outreach through the Clinical Law Program
  • Increased resources to enhance individualized instruction in the Legal Writing Center
  • Acquisition of reference materials and research software for student use in the Library

Giving Societies

Maryland Law School Club

Members of the Maryland Law School Club are philanthropic leaders committed to sustaining the law school’s ability to educate future leaders and shape law and policy. Donors who give $1,000 or more during the fiscal year (July 1–June 30) become members of the Maryland Law School Club and we are proud to include more than 200 graduates and friends as members in the club.

GOLD Club

The Graduates Of the Last Decade (GOLD) Club at UM Carey Law is committed to keeping our most recent graduates in touch with their alma mater and with fellow alumni. Through special events and outreach, this group of Maryland Law graduates learns about ways to remain active members of the law school community. The GOLD Club allows members to receive all the benefits of the Maryland Law School Club but with a smaller minimum gift. GOLD Club membership is tiered based on graduation date. Please refer to the list below for the giving levels.

  • 0 – 2 years        – $100
  • 3 – 4 years        – $200
  • 5 – 6 years        – $400
  • 7 – 8 years        – $600
  • 9 – 10 years      – $800

The Consecutive Giving Society

Among the UM Carey Law’s most loyal donors, the Consecutive Giving Society recognizes alumni and friends who have supported the law school for five or more consecutive fiscal years (July 1 – June 30). Because of this unwavering generosity, UM Carey Law has been able to provide support for student scholarships, fellowships, and faculty development.

Maximizing Your Gift

Matching Gifts

Gifts to the University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law may be doubled or even tripled through matching gift programs made available by more than 1,000 corporations and law firms across the country. Your employer or your spouse’s employer may help you qualify for one of the giving clubs listed above. Amplify your gift to UM Carey Law by enclosing your employer’s matching gift form.

For more information on matching gifts, visit www.matchinggifts.com/umaryland or ask your human resources department

For more information about making a gift to the UM Carey Law Fund, Giving Societies or general information please contact:

Zavin R. Smith
Director of Annual Giving
Office of Development & Alumni Relations
University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law
500 W. Baltimore Street
(410) 706-0258

zsmith @ law.umaryland.edu


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