University Advancement

Drake Law School Giving Opportunities

Thank you for making a gift to the Drake University Law School


The generosity of our alumni and friends has a direct impact on our students.

All gifts are made through a secure server and generate an email confirmation as well as a gift receipt through the mail. Note that all fields marked with an *asterisks are required to submit.

Law School Annual Fund

Gifts to any designation within the Law School Annual Fund will be put to immediate use, providing resources for student programs and scholarships, faculty, research, guest lecturers, technology, and student travel.

Law School Restricted and Endowed Funds

Giving to a restricted fund allows donors to restrict their gifts to a particular use. Drake Law also allows donors to direct their gifts to currently established endowed funds. If a fund is endowed, your gift will be added to the principal of the fund. The interest that is generated will be used and spent annually. This structure of giving allows the fund to remain in perpetuity.

Making a Gift to Multiple Designations

This form allows you to make gifts to several funds by adding a gift to the shopping cart.  Click on "Add to Cart" to put your choice into the cart and return to the form to choose another fund by clicking on "Make a Gift to Drake Law School".  You can repeat the process as many times as you wish.  When you are ready to pay, just click on the "Check Out" button on the cart page.

If you would like to support a fund that is not listed, select "Other" designation and type in the comment box where you would like your gift designated.

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**Please keep in mind, Drake's fiscal year is July 1 - June 30.  For recognition purposes all gifts made between these dates will be counted.

Drake University Giving Societies

The following are giving societies associated with Drake University:

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 annually by the Law School to recognize its members.

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 continue to make a gift in each of the following fiscal years.

The President's Circle
recognizes donors who give a total of $1,000 or more to provide operational support during the fiscal year. 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 in support of a capital or endowed project. The generosity of the members of the Old Main Society is recognized at the annual Francis Marion Drake Society dinner.

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.