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Each year, gifts to the School of Law Carolina Fund provide crucial and immediate benefit to the school by funding scholarships, experiential learning opportunities, faculty research, and other strategic initiatives. Collectively, your gifts — of any amount — are substantial. No student at the School of Law graduates without having been touched, in some way, by your gifts.

Dean's Circle Society

The Dean’s Circle Society honors all law alumni and friends who make annual gifts of $1,000* or more to the Law Carolina Fund. In addition to distinct recognition in donor publications, benefits include invitations to exclusive in person (when safe) events with the dean, faculty, and students. Members are honored each fall at a Dean’s Circle members only event.

  • *Annual gift of $250 for alumni prior to their 5th reunion
  • Annual gift of $750 for alumni prior to their 10th reunion
  • Annual gift of $500 for alumni who are employed in the public sector (judges, educators, etc.) Must complete the Profile Information 
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Barrister Society

The Barrister Society honors all law alumni and friends who make an annual gift of $500* or more to the Law Carolina Fund or the Law School Scholarship Fund. Benefits include recognition in donor publications and invitations to in person (when safe) law school events with the dean, faculty, and students.

  • *Annual gift of $100 for alumni prior to their 5th reunion
  • Annual gift of $250 for alumni prior to their 10th reunion

 

Join the Barrister Society

Additional Impact Opportunities

Increase your gift's impact through a Matching Gift. Many employers have matching gift programs that could significantly increase your gift to the School of Law. Find out if your (or your spouse’s) company or organization has a matching gift policy.

An endowment is an investment in the future of the School of Law. It is a designated fund that may or may not have a stated purpose at your request. The fund may be created through the donation of cash, marketable securities or other liquid assets. Endowed funds are typically intended to be held in perpetuity (forever), with the investment earning from those funds made available (at least in part) to spend in support of the purpose of the endowment.

What does it cost to create an endowment?

An endowment requires a minimum gift of $25,000. Named endowments or scholarships may establish a scholarship fund designated for a specific academic discipline or program with restrictions or preferences or academic and research programs, etc. Endowments may be funded over a time frame.

Not all gifts can be measured in dollars. Get involved in the University of South Carolina School of Law family. There are many opportunities for involvement.


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