Our alumni hold the key to the success of Dickinson Law by recommending the Law School to talented prospective applicants, mentoring our students during their law school careers, hiring our graduates—making gifts to the Law School. There has never been a more important time in the life of the Law School for our alumni to lend financial support. Our most immediate need is investment in student scholarships that will allow Dickinson Law to attract the most highly credentialed inaugural entering class, while at the same time preserving the ability of those students to pursue their careers of choice without compromising their ambitions due to debilitating debt loads.

Every contribution, however large or small, will make a difference in the life of the Law School and the lives of our students.

There are many ways to make your gift to Penn State’s Dickinson Law, from stocks and mutual funds, to bequests and trusts, to endowments and unrestricted gifts. Dickinson Law's School’s Development staff is happy to work with you to identify the opportunities that are right for you. All gifts designated for Dickinson Law will benefit the Law School and its students in Carlisle. Several gift options follow; please visit Ways to Give for a complete overview of available giving options.

Make a Gift Online: Visit our secure online giving portal and choose how you would like to designate your gift.

Mail Your Contribution: Complete the Dickinson Law Contribution Form and mail it, along with your method of payment, to the attention of Kelly Rimmer, Director of Development and Alumni Affairs, Dickinson Law, The Pennsylvania State University, 150 South College Street, Carlisle, PA 17013. Please make checks payable to Penn State University.

Choose Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT) and simplify your giving: You can have funds deducted directly from your account to make monthly gifts of $10 or more to the Law School. The deduction will continue until you choose to cancel or change the amount of your monthly gift. Each January, you will receive a gift receipt showing your total annual giving to the Law School through our Electronic Funds Transfer Program. Download an EFT Authorization Form and mail it, along with a voided check, to the Office of Annual Giving. 

Establish a Named Endowment: Through endowments like scholarships and professorships, donors are able to support their areas of interest while providing the Law School with dependable support in perpetuity. The University invests the initial gift and spends a portion of the average annual investment return for the purpose(s) specified by the donor. The remaining income is added to the principal as protection against inflation.

Make a Planned Gift: There are a number of planned giving options that can be tailored to a donor’s individual circumstances, including bequests (the most common planned gift), charitable gift annuities, charitable remainder trusts, charitable lead trusts, retirement plan assets, and life insurance policies.

Participate in a Company Matching Gift Program: Donors can maximize personal contributions to the Law School through a company matching gift benefit. Visit the University’s Matching Gifts page to find out if your company has a matching gift program that will enable you to double—or even triple—the amount of your contribution.

For more information on these and other ways to make your gift to Penn State University’s Dickinson School of Law, visit the University’s Ways to Give page or contact Kelly Rimmer, Director of Development and Alumni Affairs, at 717-240-5217 or