Law Firm Giving Challenge

Our law firm giving challenge offers an opportunity for alumni at firms to promote giving each year. Our goal is ambitious and simple: to encourage 100% of our alumni to support our annual fund to benefit student scholarships. By participating, alumni help us raise essential funds and increase overall alumni giving participation, while strengthening our alumni network and enhancing the profile of the law firms that employ our graduates.

How does the challenge work?

All firms with our alumni are welcome to participate. When alumni from participating firms make a gift of any amount to our annual fund, it will count towards the firm’s participation ranking. We work with alumni representatives at participating firms to encourage giving and engage with alumni throughout the year. If your firm isn’t currently participating and you would like to get involved, contact Alumni Relations & Development at the law school.

Participating firms receive acknowledgement for their contributions, with special honors given to firms that achieve 100% participation or donate the highest dollar amount. Firm recognition includes:

  • Honor roll recognition displayed in the Upper Rotunda of the law school
  • Placement on our website
  • Published in In Brief, our annual alumni magazine
  • Recognition at our annual Alumni & Faculty Dinner during reunion weekend

All of the dollars raised through the annual fund go to scholarships, direct student support, or other alumni-designated programs. This provides an immediate impact and allows us to continue our commitment to supporting students financially while providing a top notch legal education.

How do I make a gift?

Gifts may be made online at as single or multi-payment gifts. You may also contact the law school for a pledge form or make a credit card gift over the phone.

2022 - 2023 Participating Firms

  1. BakerHostetler
  2. Benesch, Friedlander, Coplan & Aronoff
  3. Brennan, Manna & Diamond
  4. Brouse McDowell 
  5. Buckley King
  6. Calfee, Halter & Griswold LLP
  7. Cavitch Familo Durkin Co. LPA
  8. Elk & Elk
  9. Gallagher Sharp
  10. Hahn Loeser & Parks LLP
  11. Jones Day
  12. Kohrman, Jackson & Krantz
  13. McCarthy, Lebit, Crystal & Liffman Co. LPA
  14. McDonald Hopkins LLC
  15. Nuremberg Paris
  16. Porter Wright, Morris & Arthur
  17. Roetzel & Andress LPA
  18. Squire Patton Boggs (U.S.) LLP
  19. Taft, Stettinus & Hollister
  20. Thompson Hine LLP
  21. Tucker Ellis LLP
  22. Ulmer & Berne LLP
  23. Vorys, Sater, Seymour & Pease LLP
  24. Walter Haverfield LLP
  25. Weltman, Weinberg & Reis
  26. Weston Hurd
  27. Zashin & Rich

Congratulations to the award winners for 2022-2023!

First Place, Participation - 100%

  • Calfee Halter & Griswold LLP
  • Hahn Loeser and Parks LLP
  • McCarthy, Lebit, Crystal & Liffman Co. LPA
  • Tucker Ellis LLP

Second Place, Participation

  • Weston Hurd LLP

Third Place, Participation

  • Buckley King

Top Total Giving (alumni and firm support combined)

  1. BakerHostetler
  2. Jones Day 
  3. Calfee Halter & Griswold LLP

2022-2023 Participants and Award Winners

The School of Law is grateful to the law firms and alumni volunteer representatives who annually participate in the Law Firm Giving Challenge (LFGC). With the assistance of participating alumni at respective firms and firm support, the 2022–23 Law Firm Giving Challenge raised more than $190,000 for the Law School Annual Fund.

For a full list of firm support, managing partners, and representatives, visit our honor roll section.