Donor Recognition

Those who give to the USF School of Law play a vital role in nurturing the next generation of skilled, ethical legal professionals. The law school recognizes supporters in a variety of ways.

Event Sponsorships

Sponsoring events allows us to bring the community together and is a great marketing opportunity for law firms. We ask for sponsorship support for our special events, including the Alumni Graduate Dinner and the PILF Auction. Law firm names are prominently displayed in event programs, online, at tables, from the podium, and on event signage. To learn more about participating in this signature events in the life of the school, please call (415) 422-6654.

Dean's Circle

The Dean's Circle is a group of alumni and friends committed to furthering the goals of the University of San Francisco School of Law. Dean's Circle donors provide leadership level support to the law school and set a standard for philanthropy that inspires others to give, broadening our base of support and influencing a growing a culture of giving that can sustain our aspirations and goals. 

Giving Levels

The USF School of Law greatly appreciates gifts of any size. Several giving levels, with various associated benefits, have been established to recognize alumni and friends for their annual support of the law school.

$25-$999 Associate Level

  • Access to Zief Law Library
  • Discount of 10% at the USF Bookstore on non-textbook items
  • Complimentary parking on campus from 5:00 p.m. to 12:00 a.m. weekdays and on weekends (does not apply to current USF students or employees)
  • One hour of career counseling with our Office of Career Planning for you or your USF SOL alumni designee 

$1,000-$4,999 Ambassadors

All of the above plus:

  • Invitation to the President's Ambassadors annual Champagne Brunch and Mass with USF President Paul J. Fitzgerald, S.J. for all USF Ambassador levels donors

$5,000-$9,999 Partners

All of the above benefits plus:

  • Access to Campus Concierge who will assist with parking for special campus visits, speakers, lectures, or programs you’d like to attend
  • Special VIP seating at Commencement
  • Priority seating at campus events you wish to attend (excludes athletic events) 

$10,000+ Dean's Circle

All of the above benefits plus:

  • Private meeting with the Dean
  • Two tickets to annual Alumni Graduates Dinner and Awards Ceremony
  • Invitation to intimate Dean’s Circle Dinner honoring Dean’s Circle Members; guests include Faculty Dean’s Scholars, the University President, and Provost, and the evening features a relevant scholarly presentation by one of the Dean’s Scholars 

$25,000+ Leadership Circle

All of the above benefits plus:

  • One year’s subscription to the Law Review
  • Individualized engagement opportunities to see the impact of gifts through exclusive meetings with students and faculty 

The Father John Lo Schiavo Legacy Society

The law school gratefully acknowledges individuals who have made a planned gift to the law school through a will, trust, life-income or pooled-income fund, or life insurance.

All of the above benefits plus:

  • An invitation to the Annual Legacy Society Reception
  • Free personalized consultations regarding estate gifts and financial planning
  • Invitations to special events at the University of San Francisco
  • A distinctive Fr. John Lo Schiavo Legacy Society pin