Albany Law School works in partnership with the business and legal community, the philanthropic sector, and government leaders and agencies to identify Albany Law School projects and programs that coincide with their own strategic and giving objectives. The office also assists individual faculty members seeking external funding for particular projects.
Support from government, foundations and corporations can come in the form of contracts for services, grants for research or infrastructure improvements and sponsorships of alumni events and other programs. Contributions can fund ongoing operations, specific projects or endowments.
Opportunities for giving to Albany Law School by organizations include:
The Albany Law Clinic & Justice Center
The Government Law Center
Contributions to endow scholarships and fellowships awarded to students based on criteria such as academic achievement, geographic area, field of interest and socio-economic background is needed. This type of financial aid is critical to attracting both a qualified and diverse student body. Contributions may be made to also endow professorships in a particular field of study and/or in the name of a donor. The retention and attraction of renowned faculty is essential to both maintaining the quality of the educational program and keeping the School on the cutting edge of legal theory and practice.
The law school completed construction of a 38,000-square-foot building that houses the Albany Law Clinic & Justic Center, Government Law Center, Lawyering Program, Career Center and administrative offices. In addition, the historic 1928 Building was extensively renovated to include upgrades in technology, handicapped accessibility, classrooms and student study areas. Contributions can be earmarked for a particular space or facility at the law school that will be recognized in honor of the donor.
How Alumni Can Help
Alumni who serve in leadership roles in government, with foundations, and in corporate management can be especially helpful to the law school in gaining access to decision-makers at these entities and in securing support for the school’s initiatives and funding requests.
For More Information
If you are interested in learning more about corporate philanthropy, please contact Jeffrey Schanz, Vice President for Institutional Advancement, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 518-445-3219.