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Law Firm Challenge

The USF Law Firm Challenge gives alumni at law firms an opportunity to give to the Law Assembly in a fun and challenging way.

This year the law school will embark on its second year of the Law Firm Challenge. We are looking to greatly expand the program after an exciting pilot year (FY08 3 firms participating).

The law school will publicize a running tally of the percentage of alumni at each firm who have contributed to the Law Assembly, in order to encourage friendly competition among firms. Participating firms compete for the highest percentage of alumni who make a gift to the Law Assembly. Ambassadors from each firm are asked to rally support for the school among their colleagues by encouraging a gift of any size. The goal is 100 percent participation.

Goals of the Challenge

The USF Law Firm Challenge seeks to raise USF School of Law alumni giving rates as well as enhance the size of the Law Assembly and the number of contributing donors. In addition to supporting a host of student programs, increasing the Law Assembly participation rate is critical to obtaining foundation and corporate funding, enhancing the USF School of Law reputation, and demonstrating alumni satisfaction with the USF Law experience. During the challenge, alumni will deepen their connection with the USF School of Law and fellow alumni by contributing to a broadening base of support for their alma mater.

Participating Firms

If your firm is not already participating in the USF Law Firm Challenge, we invite you to join us in this important program. Get involved by contacting Mynor Aragon, assistant director of development and alumni relations, at (415) 422-4450 or by email at mdaragon@usfca.edu.


Who is Eligibile

Any firm with two or more USF School of Law alumni is eligible to participate in the USF Law Firm Challenge. One person must serve as a Law Firm Challenge ambassador. The ambassador will be responsible for encouraging fellow alumni at the firm to make a gift so that together they can achieve 100 percent participation.

Competition Categories

Firms compete in three groups, based on the number of alumni employees.

  • Group I (20 or more alumni)
  • Group II (10-19 alumni)
  • Group III (2-9 alumni)
Law Firm Challenge Time Frame

The Challenge runs from Feb 1 thru April 30 but any gift made to USF Law between June 1 and April 30 counts toward an individual's participation in the Law Firm Challenge. All gifts must be received by April 30th to be counted.

How Gifts Can Be Made

Gifts received online are the most immediate way to make your participation count. You may also call (415) 422-5457 with credit card information ready or mail a gift form with check or credit card information to:

USF School of Law
Office of Development
2130 Fulton Street
San Francisco, CA 94117
What Counts Toward Participation

All gifts made to USF from June 1 and April 30 counts toward the current year's challenge. This includes payment on a pledge, a gift to your class reunion, or any other gift made to the USF Law Assembly.

Tracking Your Firm

During the challenge, you will be able to track your firm's progress online. Law Firm Challenge Ambassadors will be updated weekly.

How to Win

Firms win when they reach 100% participation. This is determined when all USF School of Law alumni from a firm have made a gift of any amount this fiscal year.