Practice Greatness, Practice Giving

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 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:

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 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 named 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.

Student Scholarship

Scholarship support is a priority for Dickinson Law as we seek students whose ambition, ability, and commitment will reaffirm our identity as a destination for future legal leaders who wish to Practice Greatness. Every scholarship dollar our students receive lessens their burden of loans and increases their options, both during their Dickinson Law education and beyond. Lower debt means that they can choose the professional paths that best match their talents and interests, and their achievements will serve to enhance Dickinson Law’s reputation for many years to come. Scholarship support is an investment not just in our students, but in the future of Dickinson Law itself.

For more information on these and other ways to make your gift to Dickinson Law, visit the University’s Ways to Give page.