Financial Gifts

Annual Support

Whether you are a loyal annual contributor, or you are thinking about making your first donation to the College of Law, your support matters.

Annual gifts to the College of Law Annual Fund and the College of Law Scholarship and Financial Aid Fund will have a meaningful and direct impact on our students’ legal education.  They are flexible and immediately available, allowing us to allocate those resources to the College’s most pressing needs.  Not only that, your annual gift also enables us to provide scholarship to our students as well as increase faculty support.  

Interested in supporting student programmatic opportunities? Funds such as the Externship Opportunity Fund and the JDi Discretionary Fund have an immediate impact on educational experiences for our students.      

No matter which fund you choose to support, please know that you are truly making a difference in the lives of Syracuse Law students who will follow in your footsteps. Thank you.

Monthly Gifts

One way to make a larger annual or campaign gift while not significantly impacting your budget is to make a monthly gift. Automatic deductions provide an easy method to donate monthly (debited at the end of each month).

Gifts of Stock

Making gifts of appreciated securities need not be complicated. Gifts of stock, mutual funds or cash wire transfers are handled on an individual basis. To learn more, email Jodi Ralston at or call 315.443.1718.

Bequests & Planned Gifts

How can we help you create your legacy at the College of Law? 

There are many ways to make an immediate or long-term impact through your gift, and we are happy to be a resource and customize a giving plan that suits you.

Through careful planning, a donor may be able to make a sizable contribution to the College of Law through a bequest or living trust; by designating the College of Law as the beneficiary of a life insurance policy, IRA, or other retirement plan; or by means of a “life income gift”—an annuity or trust—that can provide a donor with considerable tax savings currently as well as an income for life.

Through planned giving you can …

  • Earn income, pay fewer taxes, and secure your retirement 
  • Enhance your net estate 
  • Create a personal legacy
  • Support your alma mater and generations of law students to come

Contact Us

Questions about Giving? E-mail the College of Law Office of Advancement and External Affairs at or call 315.443.1964.

Or mail correspondence to:
Office of Advancement
Syracuse University College of Law
Heerwagen Suite, 402
Dineen Hall
950 Irving Ave
Syracuse, NY 13244