The Law School is fortunate to have a strong financial endowment, which sustains the institution. Strong as this endowment is, however, it must be perpetually grown and nurtured to ensure that the Law School’s potential for great achievement is never limited by a lack of resources.
Memorials and Gifts in Tribute
A memorial gift to the Law School is a thoughtful way to honor the memory of a friend, colleague or loved one, express sympathy, or provide a tribute for some other special occasion.
Each graduating class has the opportunity to make a meaningful donation as a Class Gift to UIC John Marshall Law School.
The simplest, most common means of giving to the Law School is to make a gift of cash, securities or personal property.
Make a Pledge
A pledge is an excellent demonstration of your committment to helping the Law School advance its mission of providing access and opportunity. Your pledge allows you to choose what specific initiative you would like to support, for how long, and at what dollar amount.
Gifts of Appreciated Securities
Your gift of appreciated securities, such as stocks, bonds, shares in a mutual fund, or securities that you have owned for more than 12 months, impact the Law School and gives you a charitabe income tax deduction at full market value, without any capital gains taxes.
Strange as it may sound, a gift of “startling significance” often can be made at very low cost. It’s just a matter of planning what to give, how to give and when to give.
Cy Pres Award
Cy Pres awards are residual funds in class action cases (and occasionally in other types of proceedings like bankruptcy and probate matters) that, for any number of reasons, are unclaimed or cannot be distributed to the class members or beneficiaries who were the intended recipients.