Law school fundraising tightens

Some donors cancel, others are now 'wait and see.'

, The National Law Journal

Deans and fundraising administrators at law schools nationwide say donors of large gifts are holding off on committing to contributions, given the current economic climate, while annual giving from their alumni could level off or decline for the first time in years. In the past month, a few donors to some of the nation's law schools have backed out of pledged gifts, but several more who previously were considering giving large amounts are now taking a "wait and see" approach. Meanwhile, law schools are coming up with ways to combat an anticipated slowdown in annual giving.

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