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External Relations Update

External Relations Update – April 2021

Join us in supporting the 2021 Day of Giving

By Steve O’Brien

On Wednesday, April 21, 2021, we invite our alumni, faculty, staff, and friends to go All-In for Santa Clara Law! The annual tradition of designating one day of the year to encourage support of Santa Clara University and Santa Clara Law has grown in popularity over the past several years, and we need your help to make 2021 our most successful effort yet.

This year, the Law School’s Day-of-Giving focus will be on scholarships, centers, and clinics. On average, more than 50 percent of law school students receive scholarship support. However, this past year, that number rose to 76 percent, in light of the many financial hardships faced by our students due to the pandemic. Scholarships and financial aid make a Santa Clara Law education more accessible.  The experiential learning opportunities presented by our centers and clinics significantly enhance the value of that education, while simultaneously serving others in the Jesuit tradition. 

While we have highlighted a few critical needs, we want to encourage you to support the areas within Santa Clara Law that are most meaningful to you. A full listing of Santa Clara Law scholarships and other funds can be found here.

Recognizing the tremendous hardship that so many have endured over the past year, our emphasis will be on maximizing participation. When we say “every gift counts,” we quite literally mean it. In fact, the generous Challenge Gifts that we are lining-up to motivate and inspire even greater participation can be unlocked based on achieving a certain number of gifts from other donors. With full participation from the Santa Clara Law community, we are confident that we will unlock each and every one of these Challenge Gifts to the benefit of the entire Law School.

If you have questions about the Day-of-Giving or if you’d like to learn more about other ways to support Santa Clara Law, please contact me or my colleague, Ash Farrington, Director of Development. We thank you for your continued and generous support of Santa Clara Law!