The Fund for Excellence

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We did it!

We are grateful for the 1,435 alumni and friends who gave over $950,000 to the Fund for Excellence at C|M|LAW. Your gifts provide much-needed resources for strategic investments in projects that will raise the national profile of our law school. These projects include an innovative website that aligns with C|M|LAW's forward-thinking brand, support for faculty members to present their cutting-edge research at national and international conferences, and other opportunities as they arise.

Thank you for contributing to and sharing in our success.

Created in 2009, the Fund for Excellence intends to expand C|M|LAW’s national profile through ongoing investments in branding, faculty research, scholarship, and seed funding for innovation in academics. To date, gifts to the Fund for Excellence have created the exciting, unified message of the C|M|LAW brand; supplied seed funding for the innovative Center for Health Law and Policy; and provided incoming students with much-needed scholarship dollars.

Dean Craig Boise seeks to complete the Fund for Excellence campaign by raising $1 million in support by the June 30, 2012. Future funds will continue to support ongoing projects and new ideas that enhance C|M|LAW's reputation for excellence, including the development of a strategic online presence and greater brand visibility.

In support of this campaign, fellow alumni James A. Thomas, '63, Steven W. Percy, '79 and P. Kelly Tompkins, '81 challenge you to join them in making a gift to "Finish the Fund." Together, they pledge to match up to $225,000 in gifts made to the Fund for Excellence before June 30, 2012.

We’re so close to our goal. Your gift this year could make all the difference. Donate here.



You may make a gift by visiting

or by calling a member of the External Relations staff at 216-687-2300.


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