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Giving

Your generosity makes a real, tangible impact in the lives of our students:

  • Scholarships: 100% of students in the Fall 2019 entering class received a scholarship award to ensure that all students, regardless of financial need, have access to a high-quality legal education;
  • Student Support: 26 students received $1,000 Bar Study Financial Assistance awards to offset bar exam-related expenses.  (In 2019, DePaul Law experienced a 7.5% increase in bar passage rates, the largest increase of any Illinois law school);
  • Living the Vincentian Mission: Law students and volunteers served approximately 350 people experiencing homelessness in Chicago, as part of our Neighborhood Legal Assistance Project​ (NLAP).​

Ways to Give

Below are several ways you can direct a gift to support the law school:

Give Online

Use our secure online form to make a gift via credit card.​ 

To sign up for automatic recurring donations, click here and select “Recurring Gift" under the ‘Contribution Type’ header at the top of the page. ​

Mail a Gift

Make your check payable to DePaul University (write "College of Law" in the memo), and send your gift to:

DePaul University
Office of Development
1 East Jackson Blvd.
Chicago, IL 60604-2287

Make a Gift by Telephone

To make a gift by phone, please contact DePaul's Office of Advancement at (312) 362-8666.

Gifts from Donor Advised Funds (DAFs)

A DAF is an investment account for philanthropic giving that offers an immediate tax deduction when the DAF is established and allows individuals to give immediately or over time to qualified charities. If you have a DAF and wish to direct a gift to DePaul Law, please use the following information:  

DePaul University Tax ID: 36-2167048
Legal Address: DePaul University, 1 East Jackson Blvd., Chicago, IL 60604-2287
Check should be made payable to: DePaul University (indicate that the gift is to support the College of Law in the memo line of the check or within the accompanying documentation)

​Payroll Deductions

DePaul faculty and staff can give to the College of Law through automatic payroll deductions (requires a Campus Connect username and password).​

Gifts of Securities (appreciated stock)

Gifts of highly appreciated stock are an excellent way to maximize the impact of your charitable giving. You may also be eligible to receive a federal income-tax deduction for the full fair-market value of the securities. To initiate a gift of appreciated stock, please click here​

Qualified IRA Distributions 

If you are 70 ½ years of age or older, you can make a gift up to $100,000 (or $200,000 for couples) from your IRA to a qualified charitable organization, like DePaul University, without paying income tax on the distribution. For more details about directing a gift via your IRA, please click here​.

Planned Gifts

Estate gifts are a powerful way to advance the mission of DePaul Law and to transform the lives of future generations of DePaul lawyers and leaders.  Making a planned gift is easier than you think: whether you are just beginning to think about your legacy or working with a financial advisor to finalize your estate plans. We welcome the opportunity to discuss how a planned gift can help you realize current and long-term financial goals, provide for your family, and make a lasting impact at DePaul. To learn more about making a planned gift to the College of Law , please contact Alan Paberzs, Executive Director of Development, at (312) 362-8972 or apaberzs@depaul.edu.

You can also click here to learn more about making a planned gift to DePaul. 

If you have any additional questions about making a gift or special pledge to DePaul Law, please contact us at your earliest convenience:

Alan Paberzs
Executive Director of Development
(312) 362-8972
apaberzs@depaul.edu

Jessica Butler
Associate Director of Development
(312) 362-5593
j.butler@depaul.edu