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Legacy Challenge

Participate in the DePaul Law Legacy Challenge

The Rinellas
Gloria and Bernie Rinella (JD '61)
To inspire DePaul Law alumni and friends to include the College of Law in their estate plans, Bernie Rinella (JD '61) and his wife, Gloria, made a generous $100,000 gift to launch the DePaul Law Legacy Challenge.

Donors who confirm their intent to make a new or increased estate gift to DePaul Law​ unlock a matching gift equal to 10% of their legacy gift (up to $10,000), and have the​ opportunity to designate to any existing College of Law fund. Legacy gifts include naming DePaul Law as a beneficiary in one's will or trust, retirement plan, or other gift vehicles such as charitable gift annuities or charitable remainder trusts.

To participate in the challenge, please complete and submit the Law Legacy Challenge - Estate Gift Confirmation ​​Form found below (alumni and friends who are 60 or older are eligible to participate). The Challenge will conclude in December 2021 or when the matching funds are fully realized. If you have additional questions, please contact Alan Paberzs at (312) 362-8972 or​

Law Legacy Challenge - Estate Gift Confirmation Form.pdf

Updated November 2021

Planned Giving

Estate gifts are a powerful way to advance the mission of DePaul Law and to transform the lives of future generations of DePaul lawyers. There are a number of vehicles and options that can help you accomplish your current and long-term financial goals, provide for your family, and leave a legacy that will make a lasting impact at the College of Law.

Tax Information

Legal name: DePaul University
Legal address: 1 E. Jackson, Chicago, IL 60604
Federal tax ID number: 36-2167048

Planned Giving Vehicles

Planning for the future and creating the legacy you wish to leave is one of the most effective ways to ensure a lasting impact. Making a gift in your will or living trust, known as a bequest, can guarantee that your legacy endures.

Your gift may be a specific dollar amount, a percentage of your estate or the remainder after all other provisions are specified. Below is suggested language to share with your attorney as you develop your estate plans.

To Designate a Gift to the College of Law
"I give to DePaul University, a nonprofit corporation currently located in Chicago, IL,  or its successor thereto, ________ {written amount or percentage of the estate or description of property} for the benefit of its College of Law. This gift should be used for {state purpose} if and so long as DePaul University College of Law determines that the need exists. If DePaul University College of Law shall determine at the outset or at a later time that the need does not exist, or no longer exists or for some reason it is not possible (or prudent) to administer my gift as originally intended, then DePaul University College of Law may, in its sole and uncontrolled discretion, direct the use of my bequest for a purpose related as closely as possible to that stated above."

Sample Bequest Language
For an unrestricted gift that allows DePaul University to determine how to use the funds based on the most pressing needs, use the following language for your will and/or trust:

"I give to DePaul University, a nonprofit corporation currently located in Chicago, IL. Its successor thereto, _______ {written amount or percentage of the estate or description of property} for its unrestricted charitable use and purpose."

Beneficiary Designations
A wonderful way to make an impact with increased flexibility is using Beneficiary Designations through IRAs and retirement plans (including but not limited to 401k and 403b accounts).

It is easy to name DePaul University as a beneficiary. Start by requesting a change-of-beneficiary form from your policy administrator or download the form from your provider's website. Make your desired changes and return the form to establish your gift.

Other Ways to Give

To learn more about the listed giving vehicles, please visit DePaul University's Planned Giving webpage.

Contact Us

If you are interested in learning more about making a legacy gift to DePaul Law or would like to receive more information about gift vehicles and investment opportunities, please contact us:

Alan Paberzs
Executive Director of Development
(312) 362-8972 

Mary Lyons Anderson, JD
Senior Director, Planned and Regional Giving
(312) 362-5459

Hadeal Attal
Associate Director of Development
(312) 362-5593