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Why Give?

Gifts to the Drake Law School Annual Fund support the most immediate needs of the Law School.  These gifts enhance the high quality of the Drake Law School experience every day, because they support ongoing operating expenses such as financial aid, library acquisitions, faculty salaries, equipment purchases and much more. These gifts help build a stronger financial foundation positioning Drake Law School to act on opportunities, prevail over economic uncertainties and achieve a future of national prominence.

Drake Law School Giving Opportunities

Thank you for making a gift to the Drake University Law School. The generosity of our alumni and friends has a direct impact on our students.

All gifts are made through a secure server and generate an email confirmation as well as a gift receipt through the mail. Note that all fields marked with an *asterisks are required to submit.

Law School Annual Fund

Gifts to any designation within the Law School Annual Fund will be put to immediate use, providing resources for student programs and scholarships, faculty, research, guest lecturers, technology, and student travel.

Law School Restricted and Endowed Funds

Giving to a restricted fund allows donors to restrict their gifts to a particular use. Drake Law also allows donors to direct their gifts to currently established endowed funds. If a fund is endowed, your gift will be added to the principal of the fund. The interest that is generated will be used and spent annually. This structure of giving allows the fund to remain in perpetuity.

Making a Gift to Multiple Designations

This form allows you to make gifts to several funds by adding a gift to the shopping cart. Click on "Add to Cart" to put your choice into the cart and return to the form to choose another fund by clicking on "Make a Gift to Drake Law School". You can repeat the process as many times as you wish. When you are ready to pay, just click on the "Check Out" button on the cart page.

If you would like to support a fund that is not listed, select "Other" designation and type in the comment box where you would like your gift designated.

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You can also contact Dean Jerry Anderson (515-271-2658,

Drake Law Giving Societies

The following are giving societies associated with the Drake University Law School:

The Bonnie and Lewis McNurlen Consecutive Giving Society recognizes committed and loyal alumni who make gifts to Drake University of any amount and for any purpose in two or more consecutive years. Once you make a gift in two consecutive years you become a member of the McNurlen Society and remain a member as long as you make a gift in each successive fiscal year to any area of Drake and in any amount.

The Leland S. Forrest Society recognizes the generosity of those donors who give at a leadership level of $2,500 or greater to any unrestricted or restricted law school fund. The Leland S. Forrest Society Reception/Dinner is held annual by the Law School to recognize its members.

The President’s Circle recognizes individuals who give a total of $1,000 or more to the annual fund in any given fiscal year. Under our independent budget model, your gift to the Annual Fund directly benefits and impacts the Law School. A donor to the Law School Annual Fund has the opportunity to direct their support to certain uses within the Law School. The generosity of the members of the President’s Circle is recognized at the annual Francis Marion Drake Society dinner.

The Old Main Society recognizes donors who have made gifts of $1,000 or more to Drake University Law School in support of a restricted, capital or endowed project. Membership in The Old Main Society confers the same benefits as membership in the President’s Circle and is extended to those generous donors who have designated their support to an area other than the annual fund.

The Chancellor’s Elm Society honors alumni and friends who make a planned gift to Drake University. Examples of planned gifts include charitable bequests, charitable gift annuities, charitable trusts, charitable gifts of life insurance, charitable beneficiary designations, and other gift planning vehicles. For more information on making a planned gift please visit our online planning giving site or contact Paul Secord, Director of Development & Gift Planning, at 515-271-2849.

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Last Modified: 6/30/2016 4:33:00 PM by Kayla Choate