Law Firm Giving Challenge

A friendly competition for alumni at Syracuse-area law firms to support to the College of Law.

Calling All Orange Lawyers!

The Law Firm Giving Challenge was created to help establish a tradition of philanthropy among alumni and to leave a legacy for future students. 

Alumni giving helps ensure strength for our cutting-edge programs, institutes and centers, and facilities, as well as our scholarship and financial aid programs, ensuring that the next generation of Orange lawyers will have access to a first-class legal education. We are encouraging you to show your support for your alma mater—and engage in a friendly competition. 

The Law Firm Giving Challenge returns for Fiscal Year 2022! All gifts made during the 2021 fiscal year (July 1, 2021 – June 30, 2022) count toward your firm’s participation rate. 

Please help us realize the College of Law’s vision and support the next generation of Orange lawyers!


Participating firms will be categorized into one of three groups:

  • Small Firms (<15 attorneys)
  • Medium Firms (15-49 attorneys)
  • Large Firms (50+ attorneys)

Awards for Participation

Firms in each category will receive recognition to denote high levels of alumni participation:

  • Gold status (60-79% participation)
  • Platinum status (80%+ participation)
  • Platinum+ status (100% participation)

Why Participate?

  • Support our cutting-edge programs, institutes and centers, facilities, and other integral components of a first-class legal education.
  • Establish a lifelong tradition of philanthropy among your colleagues, working together for a common cause.
  • Honor the community that helped you succeed and leave a legacy for the students who follow in your footsteps.
  • Brighten a student’s future by contributing to scholarship funds.
  • Compete against other law firms for bragging rights!

Join the Challenge

If your firm is interested in joining the Law Firm Giving Challenge, please email Assistant Director of Development Fritz Diddle or call 315.443.1339. 

Give to the Challenge

Many thanks to the Challenge Leaders from all participating firms who have generously donated their time to encourage their colleagues to take part in this important effort!

Larry Bousquet and other lawyers
Orange lawyers and staffers at Bousquet Holstein are pictured with their 2020 Law Firm Challenge Award. From left: Jeffrey Fasoldt L’20Larry Bousquet L’80 (recipient of a 2021 Law Honors Award); Rosemary Lepiane L’04;  John Valentino L’87; and Philip Bousquet L’89. Congratulations to the other 2020 winners: Bond, Schoeneck & King, Hancock Estabrook, and Bottar Law.