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Law Students Leave $65,000 as Parting Gift
Members of the James E. Rogers College of Law Class of 2007 to set a giving record on Saturday as they announced a $65,000 graduating Class Gift. Just before the convocation ceremony, the class met their $65,000 goal with more than 60% of class members participating. Final totals will be announced in June.
The gift surpasses previous class gifts at the law school and is thought to be among the largest class gifts in the country. Students voted to determine how their gift would be used and decided to support the Law Commons renovation project. Ground was broken on April 25th, 2007, for the College’s most significant renovation project in more than thirty years, and the project will begin within weeks. A study room within the renovated building will be named in honor of the Class of 2007.
The Class Gift Program began in 2001 with a goal of $25,000. In subsequent years, classes have competed to exceed the previous year’s goal. The Class Gift has been designated for various purposes, including summer public interest scholarships, faculty recruitment funds, and library acquisitions. “Our students truly value the education they received here, and they understand it would not be possible without private support,” said Dean Toni M. Massaro. “We are so grateful for their efforts and their foresight.”