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Frequently Asked Questions
Leland S. Forrest Society
President's Circle
Gift Recognition Levels

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the Law School Annual Fund and why is it important?

Under our independent budget model, your gift to the Law School Annual Fund (LSAF) directly benefits and impacts the Law School, providing resources for student programs and scholarships, faculty scholarship and research, guest lecturers, technology upgrades, building renovations, and opperational funds, etc.

Drake is a truly unique and special place to study law. This is an exciting time at the law school. We believe in our mission and are building momentum in the participation and dollars raised in the LSAF.

Make a gift to the Law School Annual Fund today. 

What is Drake's fiscal year?

The Law School recognizes gifts according to Drake University's fiscal year which runs July 1- June 30.

Does my small gift really make a difference?

Yes, absolutely! Any gift to Drake Law School-regardless of the amount- helps the Law School reach its participation goal. Participation sends a message to the University, prospective students, donors, and other alumni that the graduates of Drake Law School believe in the mission of the school and value the education they received.

When is the best time to make a gift?

Many of our alums choose to make their gifts at the end of the calendar year to take advantage of the IRS tax benefits. Alumni that make their gift early in the fiscal year decrease our costs as they are removed from the solicitation mailings.

How can I update my alumni records?

Update your information or register for an account with the Drake University Alumni Community

Leland S. Forrest Society

Membership to the Leland S. Forrest Society is granted to those alumni and friends who personally commit a gift of $2,500 and above to the Law School Annual Fund or a restricted Law School account.  Matching gifts do count towards membership. The Leland S. Forrest Society Reception/Dinner is held annually by the Law School in the fall to recognize its members and allow them to enjoy the company of other alumni giving at this leadership level. All Law School Leland S. Forrest Society Members are members of Drake University's Francis Marion Drake Society.

The Leland S. Forrest Society recognizes the contributions of former Drake Law School Professor and Dean Leland Stanford Forrest. Upon his death in 1970, Leland S. Forrest left a substantial endowment generating significant scholarship assistance each year for particularly meritorious law students enrolling in the Drake Law School.

Join the Leland S. Forrest Society with a gift to Drake Law!

President's Circle

The President's Circle recognizes those alumni who give at the leadeship level of $1000 and above. The University holds the Francis Marion Drake Society Dinner to honor those alumni and friends who give $1,000 and above to the University.

Gift Recognition Levels

Law School Annual Fund Recognition Levels:
   $2,500 and above - Leland S. Forrest Society
   $1,000 and above - President's Circle
   Up to $99

Last Modified: 6/30/2016 9:12:00 AM by Kayla Choate