A Class Ahead


Our alumni family’s generosity continues to drive Syracuse Law’s success, enabling us to offer a forward-leaning legal education, recruit and retain the best and brightest students and an outstanding faculty, and build upon our traditions and strengths. 

We couldn’t do it without you. Thanks to your gifts, each year we have new philanthropic successes to report:

  • During a global pandemic that tested us all, we exceeded our overall fundraising goal by more than $1 million, and we saw increased giving to our priority funds: the Law Annual Fund and the Scholarship and Financial Aid Fund
  • We also successfully endowed new scholarship funds, including the Syracuse Black Law Alumni Collective William H. Johnson L’1903 Endowed Scholarship—named in honor of the College’s first African American graduate—and the Deborah and Sherman F. Levey ’57, L’59 Endowed Scholarship. These two new funds represent a landmark step in our continued efforts toward increased diversity, for our law school and the legal profession at large. 
  • Moreover, our alumni consistently lead the University in giving participation when compared to their Orange peers and continue to lead the University in Forever Orange campaign participation. Our alumni family has much to be proud of! 

In this chart, we highlight the top 10 classes by giving participation for the Fiscal Year 2021, as well as the top classes by giving participation for each decade. Congratulations and thanks to these classes for their outstanding contributions!

Annual Giving Leaderboard 2021
Annual Giving Leaderboard 2021