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Leadership Giving:  Dean's Council
How do I become a Member?

Donors qualify for membership in the Dean’s Council by contributing $2,500 or more to the Law School during the fiscal year (July 1 – June 30).  Any matching gift will be included in your recognized total.  Young alumni may qualify for the Dean’s Council at a lower level. 


Annual donors of $2,500 or more belong to the Dean’s Council.  Within this group are included members of The Chancellor’s Circle, The George Wythe Society, and The President’s Council.  In addition to invitations to the annual spring Dean’s Council Dinner, members are invited to attend the annual fall Dean’s Council Reception during Alumni Weekend. 

Members of the Dean’s Council also receive personal communications from the Dean, notice of special events, a commemorative gift, and special copies of the Law School Annual and Impact Reports.

The Dean’s Council

Recognizes annual gifts of $2,500 or more.

Dean’s Council Membership for Recent Law Graduates

Reserved for Law Alumni who completed their degrees in the past decade:

Young Dean's Council
Giving Levels*  Years Since Graduation  Classes Applicable
 $1,000  Alumni 1 - 4 years since graduation  2021 - 2024
 $1,500  Alumni 5 - 7 years since graduation  2018 - 2020
 $2,000  Alumni 8 - 9 years since graduation  2016 -  2017
 $2,500  Alumni 10+ years since graduation  2015 or earlier

*Giving levels are for gifts made by June 30, 2025.  Please remember that any matching gift is included in your recognized total.

The Chancellor's Circle

Recognizes gifts of $25,000 or more

The George Wythe Society

Recognizes gifts of $10,000 or more

The President’s Council

Recognizes annual gifts of $5,000 or more

Lifetime Giving Societies

The Law School recognizes those whose cumulative gifts over the years have been at a level of $25,000 and above. 

The 1779 Society 

Our premier society, The 1779 Society, recognizes lifetime giving of $1,000,000 or more

James Monroe Society

Recognizes gifts of $500,000 to $999,999

The Virginia Mister Walker Society

Recognizes gifts of $250,000 to $499,999

The Marshall-Wythe Society
Recognizes gifts of $100,000 to $249,999 
The Thomas Jefferson Society

Recognizes gifts of $50,000 up to $99,999

The Woodbridge Society

Recognizes gifts of $25,000 up to $49,999

William & Mary Law Giving Societies
Giving Societies
Annual Giving Societies
  Giving Levels
Lifetime Giving Societies
Giving Levels
The Chancellor's Circle $25,000 or more The 1779 Society $1,000,000 or more
The George Wythe Society $10,000 to $24,999 James Monroe Society $500,000 to $999,999
The President's Council $5,000 to $9,999 The Virginia Mister Walker Society $250,000 to $499,999
The Dean's Council $2,500 to $4,999 The Marshall-Wythe Society $100,000 to $249,999
John Marshall Associates $1,000 to $2,499 The Thomas Jefferson Society $50,000 to $99,999
St. George Tucker Associates $500 to $999 The Woodbridge Society $25,000 to $49,999