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School of Law Wins First Annual Giving Day Competition

BU Law community donates over $125k in one day, dominating University-wide fundraising drive

In an extraordinary show of support, the Boston University School of Law community raised the most money ($125,934) from the most donors (243) during a one-day, University-wide fundraising challenge on April 30.

Boston University Giving Day (#BUGivingDay) offered alumni, students, parents, and friends the opportunity to come together and support the bright future of Boston University. Donors were able to select where their gifts would go, inciting a friendly competition between the schools. The College of Arts & Sciences raised the second-most ($47,830) from the second-most donors (217)—meaning the law school won by more than $75k—and in total, the effort raised $1,098,662.07 dollars from 2,856 donors around the world.

In winning the competition, BU Law will benefit from two additional pledges. University Trustee Steve Karp (CAS '63) agreed to match, dollar for dollar, up to $250,000, the first $1,000 of every donation. Additionally, an anonymous School of Law alumnus from the Class of 2003 has agreed to donate $5,000 to the Law Fund since over 200 Law alumni gave to the Law Fund during the challenge.

Giving Day was a well-timed for the School of Law and its Building on Excellence Campaign , which aims to raise $80 million to fund five important priorities: construction of the Sumner M. Redstone Building and renovation of the 18-story law tower, student scholarships and financial aid, professorships and faculty support, academic programming, and unrestricted support for the Law Annual Fund.

BU Law would like to extend a sincere thank you and congratulations to all of our generous donors who have helped the School become a leader in the University's Campaign for Boston University: Choose to be Great.

Reported May 1, 2014

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