Annual Giving

Annual gifts from alumni and friends provide UC Hastings with a vital, ongoing source of expendable, discretionary resources.

Annual gifts help UC Hastings raise essential funds, engage alumni in supporting the college, strengthen the UC Hastings alumni network, and enhance the profile of the school. UC Hastings provides alumni and friends with several opportunities to make annual gifts.

While The Campaign for UC Hastings is under way, all gifts to the annual giving programs listed here count toward the campaign total.


The law school’s largest annual giving program, the UC Hastings Fund is the primary way for alumni and friends to help sustain the strengths that set UC Hastings apart. Gifts to the UC Hastings Fund are made without restriction, allowing the dean to address pressing needs and respond to opportunities as they arise, with ease and flexibility. For example, the UC Hastings Fund might be used for scholarships to attract or retain outstanding students, for faculty recruitment, to support a lecture series, or to upgrade classroom technology.


Class reunions bring UC Hastings alumni together to celebrate a shared connection to the law school. Reunion-year gifts make possible a vibrant and dynamic future for our law school. During the course of The Campaign for UC Hastings, all reunion-year gifts count toward the campaign goal.


The UC Hastings Challenge encourages alumni at law firms, corporations, and other organizations to reconnect with the law school by pooling their gifts with those of their colleagues to meet a giving challenge. At the end of the challenge period, organizations are recognized based on their level of participation. While The Campaign for UC Hastings is under way, all Challenge gifts and pledges count toward each group’s participation—and toward the campaign total.


Future UC Hastings graduates can show support for the law school by participating in the Student Giving Campaign. Student gifts will be matched by alumni, faculty, and staff to support UC Hastings’ academic offerings, student organizations, scholarships, on-campus groups, and programs and count toward The Campaign for UC Hastings.


Faculty and staff contribute to the reputation and impact of UC Hastings through their teaching, scholarship, and support for students. During The Campaign for UC Hastings, members of the law school community can make a difference through generosity with a gift to the Faculty and Staff Campaign that also counts toward the “Investing in Opportunity” campaign total.

We are grateful for your support!