Each year, gifts to Cincinnati Law play a critical role in limiting tuition increases and in supporting key initiatives. Your gifts are crucial to the continued success of the College of Law and its students.

You can choose to make a gift to the Annual Fund that allows the Dean to address urgent needs, or you can choose to support a priority that’s important to you, including clinical programs or student financial support. To get more information on funding opportunities available, please contact a member of the Development Staff.

Current College of Law Fundraising Priorities

College of Law Annual Fund

Each year, gifts to the Annual Fund enable us to respond to the College's highest priority needs and withstand economic fluctuations.


Support of scholarship programs make a direct impact on the lives of students in need. Scholarships are awarded to admitted applicants in order to attract and retain an academically talented and diverse student body.

Support for Centers and Institutes

Support of our Centers and Institutes provides funding for faculty and students to make an impact outside the classroom in the Cincinnati region and around the globe.

See a list of the Centers and Institutes that could use your support. 

Endowed Scholarships

Named General Endowments -- $50,000 minimum

The generous contributions of our alumni and friends make it possible to award annual student scholarships. Likewise, endowed chairs and professorships are critical for recruiting and retaining a world-class faculty.

In addition to University-defined scholarship programs, donors may endow scholarships in specific areas of study or to benefit a distinct category of students. The focus for a donor-defined scholarship may be an individual college, department or major field of study. Students from identified geographic areas may be selected. Awards may be merit-based, need-based, or a combination of the two. Through these kinds of endowment gifts, donors can ensure the continuation of excellence in areas that reflect particular interests.

Your support of endowed scholarships at Cincinnati Law will ensure that financial support is available for tomorrow’s students and for generations of students to come.

Learn more about establishing an endowed fund.

Give Online

To give online by credit card, please visit our secure online donation page.

Gifts by Check

Please make checks payable to UC Foundation, and include the designation for your gift in the memo line. Please mail checks to:

  • Office of Development and Alumni Affairs
  • UC College of Law
  • PO Box 210040
  • Cincinnati, OH 45221-0040

Gift Pledge

If you would like to make a pledge, please contact a member of the Development Staff

Gifts by Bank Wire

If you would like to make a gift by bank wire, please contact a member of the Development Staff.


Gifts of Securities

Thank you for your interest in making a transfer of securities to the University of Cincinnati College of Law. Please reference the following information to process your donation.

Thank you for your interest in making a transfer of securities to the University of Cincinnati College of Law. Please contact a member of the Development Staff to process your donation.

Matching Gifts

Matching gift programs are a tremendous opportunity to double, or even triple, the impact of your gift!

Many employers sponsor matching gift programs and will match any charitable contributions made by their employees to the University of Cincinnati. Some companies match gifts made by retirees and/or spouses, so don’t forget to check your spouse’s employer as well!

Find out if your company has a matching gift program.

Planned Giving

Support the College as part of your estate planning, through such instruments as trusts, charitable gift annuities, or naming the College of Law as a beneficiary in your will.

The Development Office will be happy to assist you in exploring the various options and your personal benefits.

Find additional details about planned giving here.

Why I Give: The Importance of Scholarships

Why I Give: Consider End of Year Giving