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 fall Dean’s Council Dinner, members are invited to attend the annual spring 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 acknowledgement in the Honor Roll of the Law School Annual Report. This report is also published on the Law School’s web site.
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:
|Giving Levels*||Years Since Graduation||Classes Applicable|
|$1,000||Alumni 1 - 4 years since graduation||2017 - 2020|
|$1,500||Alumni 5 - 7 years since graduation||2014 - 2016|
|$2,000||Alumni 8 - 9 years since graduation||2012 - 2013|
|$2,500||Alumni 10+ years since graduation||2011 or earlier|
*Giving levels are for gifts made by June 30, 2021. 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
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
Annual Giving Societies
Lifetime Giving Societies
|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|
FOR A LISTING OF ALL OF OUR DONORS IN ALL OF OUR DONOR SOCIETIES, PLEASE SEE THE ANNUAL REPORT