Law School Giving Societies
The following are giving societies associated with the Drake University Law School:
The Bonnie and Lewis McNurlen Consecutive Giving Society recognizes committed and loyal alumni who make gifts to Drake University of any amount and for any purpose in two or more consecutive years. Once you make a gift in two consecutive years you become a member of the McNurlen Society and remain a member as long as you make a gift in each successive fiscal year to any area of Drake and in any amount.
The Leland S. Forrest Society recognizes the generosity of those donors who give at a leadership level of $2,500 or greater to any unrestricted or restricted law school fund. The Leland S. Forrest Society Reception/Dinner is held annual by the Law School to recognize its members.
The President’s Circle recognizes individuals who give a total of $1,000 or more to the annual fund in any given fiscal year. Under our independent budget model, your gift to the Annual Fund directly benefits and impacts the Law School. A donor to the Law School Annual Fund has the opportunity to direct their support to certain uses within the Law School. The generosity of the members of the President’s Circle is recognized at the annual Francis Marion Drake Society dinner.
The Old Main Society recognizes donors who have made gifts of $1,000 or more to Drake University Law School in support of a restricted, capital or endowed project. Membership in The Old Main Society confers the same benefits as membership in the President’s Circle and is extended to those generous donors who have designated their support to an area other than the annual fund.
The Chancellor’s Elm Society honors alumni and friends who make a planned gift to Drake University. Examples of planned gifts include charitable bequests, charitable gift annuities, charitable trusts, charitable gifts of life insurance, charitable beneficiary designations, and other gift planning vehicles.