Why Give?

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At Vermont Law School our motto, Law for the Community and the World, is alive in our students, faculty and alumni who use the power of the law to address today’s most pressing issues—from global climate change to human rights, environmental justice to family law. 

Philanthropy—gifts from our alumni, parents, and friends—allows our school to invest in programs that strengthen the academic experience for our students, to attract and retain top-notch educators, and maintain our high quality experiential programs. Philanthropy also makes it possible to Vermont Law School to stay competitive and offer merit- and need-based scholarships to deserving students.



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 We determine our annual fundraising goals after careful analysis of the financial needs of every academic program, by determining institutional aid required to attract top-notch and deserving students, and through the prioritization of larger institutional initiatives.

The Vermont Law School FY2015 operating support goal is $600,000—an ambitious goal that exceeds past years’ giving. With your help, we will achieve this goal. Our funding vehicles are the following:

Giving Societies

Join our most generous and reliable donors. Vermont Law School recognizes giving society members’ guarantee of consistent support as a critical component to the health and growth of our institution. In addition to exclusive updates, public recognition, and special event invitations, giving society members receive the satisfaction of helping VLS foster world-class lawyers. Learn more how you can be a leader in giving to Vermont Law School.


Leaders' Circle

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Cygnet Circle

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President's Society

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The Fund for VLS

When you designate your gift to The Fund for VLS, you do so knowing that your donation will be directed to the operating areas with the highest need, including academic programs, general financial aid, and legal clinics.

Class Gift

The Class of 2014 has chosen to build a riverfront Gazebo to commemorate the resilience of the community in the aftermath of Tropical Storm Irene. An impressive fundraising goal of $30,000 will support Vermont Law School’s newest structure.

Legacy Giving

Planned gifts provide resources that allow incredible opportunities and preserve our future. Gift types include life-income opportunities and other financial planning arrangements that can be beneficial to both the donor and the law school.

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