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.

2019-2020 Participating Firms

  • BakerHostetler
  • Benesch, Friedlander, Coplan & Aronoff
  • Brennan Manna & Diamond
  • Brouse McDowell
  • Buckley King
  • Calfee, Halter & Griswold LLP
  • Gallagher Sharp
  • Hahn Loeser & Parks LLP
  • Jones Day
  • McDonald Hopkins LLC
  • Reminger Co., LPA
  • Roetzel & Andress LPA
  • Squire Patton Boggs (US) LLP
  • Thompson Hine LLP
  • Tucker Ellis LLP
  • Ulmer & Berne LLP
  • Vorys, Sater, Seymour & Pease LLP
  • Walter | Haverfield LLP
  • Weston Hurd LLP
  • Zashin & Rich

Congratulations to the award winners for 2019-2020!


First Place, Participation - 100%

  • Calfee, Halter & Griswold LLP
  • Tucker Ellis LLP

Second Place, Participation

  • Hahn Loeser & Parks LLP

Third Place, Participation

  • Reminger Co., LPA
  • Roetzel & Andress LPA


Top Total Giving (alumni and firm support combined)

  1. BakerHostetler
  2. Ulmer & Berne LLP
  3. Calfee, Halter & Griswold LLP


2018-2019 Participants and Award Winners

We are grateful to the law firms and alumni volunteer representatives who annually participate in the law firm giving challenge. With the assistance of participating alumni at respective firms and firm support, the 2018-2019 challenged raised more than $225,000 for the annual fund. This includes generous support from our local firms and the alumni there.

For a full list of firm support, managing partners, and representatives, visit our 2018-2019 honor roll section. (hyperlink: