Give to Toledo Law
A Message from Dean barros
On behalf of the College of Law, I thank our alumni for all you do to share your success with our students. Many of you serve as mentors, as resources for students interested in your region of the country, as participants in our career fairs, and as alumni organization advisers and members. You recommend College of Law students for jobs and praise Toledo Law to prospective students.
Today, more than ever, your financial support is important as well. Diminished levels of state and university support mean that your contributions will have an immediate and direct impact on the quality of education we provide, on the reputation of your law school, and on the opportunities available to our students.
A gift acknowledges the value of your legal education in preparing you for your career. It will set an example for others. Every gift counts, no matter the amount.
I thank you for your support.
D. Benjamin Barros
Dean and Professor of Law
Did you know?
When you make a gift to the College of Law, your entire gift goes to the College.
You may Make a Gift Online or send a check made payable to The University of Toledo Foundation to:
The University of Toledo Foundation
P.O. Box 586
Toledo, Ohio 43697-0586
The support of College of Law alumni and friends is important to our success. Your dollars help support current programs as well as new initiatives.
Moreover, your gift sends a message that you believe in what we do and in what the College of Law and your legal education have done for you.
Various opportunities to give are outlined below.
The Law Annual Unrestricted Fund
Unrestricted gifts to the Law Annual Unrestricted Fund can be put to work immediately and are used to support ongoing programs and new initiatives. These gifts enable us to meet our most pressing needs and to continue to offer a high quality educational program.
The Law Annual Unrestricted Fund supports:
- Scholarships for students who might not otherwise be able to attend the College of Law
- Our legal clinics
- Public Interest Summer Fellowships
- The Pro Bono Legal Services Program
- Moot Court and Trial Advocacy Programs
- Conferences, Symposia, and the Distinguished Speakers Series
- Career fairs and networking events for students
- Office of Professional Development programming and activities for students
- Alumni communications, including publication of the Transcript, the annual alumni magazine
- Software and furniture purchases
- LaValley Law Library acquisitions
The Dean’s Council
Donors of amounts $1000 and above in a year will be recognized with membership in the Dean’s Council. They will be invited to an annual donor appreciation event and receive updates and invitations from the College of Law.
Gifts in this amount make a significant difference in a student’s life. Donations can be designated for particular uses such as scholarships, public interest projects, faculty research, and student organization support.
The Fornoff Society
Fornoff Society membership recognizes those who pledge at least $10,000 to the College of Law and are actively making payments on the pledge. It also recognizes those who make a one-time gift of at least $10,000.
Fornoff Society pledges and gifts not only provide an important source of revenue but provide a continuity of giving that will enable us to plan and support longer term programs. Fornoff Society members will receive recognition in addition to that which they receive as Dean’s Council members, and they are automatically members of the University’s President’s Club.
For more information, contact Dean D. Benjamin Barros at 419.520.2379 or Benjamin.Barros@utoledo.edu.
Endowed and Naming Gift Opportunities
Gifts or pledges of $25,000 and up can be used to establish endowed funds to support scholarships, graduation awards, summer public service fellowships, faculty research awards, clinic activities, library acquisitions, student organizations, endowed professorships, and a wide range of other valuable activities. Income from such funds is used each year while the principal remains intact, making these gifts that keep on giving. A donor may choose to name the fund to honor his or her law firm, a colleague or a loved one, or may allow us to name the fund for the donor.
Naming gifts provide another way to leave a legacy. Classrooms, offices, courtyards, faculty suites, and student organization offices are available to be named in recognition of appropriate gifts. Naming opportunities are available for a wide variety of giving levels.
For information on setting up an endowed fund or making a naming gift, please contact Dean D. Benjamin Barros at 419.520.2379 or Benjamin.Barros@utoledo.edu.
Planned giving offers an array of gift options and tools to enable and empower you to accomplish charitable goals, provide for your needs, and pass assets on to loved ones. Frequently a planned gift and a current gift can be combined to achieve your goals and to enhance the mission of the College of Law. Planned giving can be a tax-efficient and effective way to remove property from your estate, to save on estate and gift taxes, to diversify assets, and to provide income for life. Your gift benefits Toledo Law and can be designated to address a purpose or program that you select and value at the College of Law.
We invite you to learn more about planned giving by visiting the planned giving web site.