BU Law Comes in Second Among Schools in Dollars Raised on Giving Day

Students, faculty and staff, alumni, and friends gave nearly $180,000 and set a School record for single-day donations.

thanksThe BU Law community contributed once again to a fantastic Giving Day! The School of Law raised a total of $177,458 in the University wide fundraising drive, finishing second in dollars raised behind the College of Arts & Sciences, which is about seven times the School’s size!

The School of Law’s 306 Giving Day donations set a School record for single-day gifts, topping the 2015 record of 286 and earning a $7,650 bonus. Nearly a quarter of Giving Day donors made their first ever gift to BU Law or their first gift in several years. The Alumni Association Executive Committee matched donor contributions to the School of Law Fund totaling $80,000. Faculty and staff contributed more than $15,000 and secured an extra $6,000 for the School of Law Fund from an anonymous staff member who matched a portion of the contributions.

“Alumni from throughout the years and around the globe, students, and our dedicated faculty and staff came together with gifts large and small,” says Dean Maureen A. O’Rourke. “Their tremendous support—on Giving Day and throughout the year—demonstrates once again the generosity of our community.”

The College of Arts & Sciences, the School of Law, and the Questrom School of Business were the three schools at BU that raised the most in this year’s University wide competition. The Varsity Athletics program had the most donations (3,555), followed by Club Athletics (2,423), and the College of Arts & Sciences (978). BU Law placed seventh with its 306 gifts.

In total, the University raised $2,331,712 from 11,604 donations during the one-day fundraising challenge.

BU Law extends its gratitude to all of our generous donors who have helped the School of Law become a leader in the University’s Campaign for Boston University.

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