πŸŽ‰ Our Future Firsts πŸŽ‰

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An Anonymous DonorCherie ’81 & Jack Raidy matched $1 for each $1 donated, donating a total of $20,000
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An Anonymous DonorBeverly and Barry Kurtz '73 gave $1,000 because 10 donors gaveJust for Classes between 2012 & 2022

An Anonymous DonorArnie Schwartz ’74 gave $2,000 because 20 donors gaveJust for Alumni

An Anonymous DonorBetty '90 and Steve Kelepecz gave $5,000 because 10 donors gaveJust for First Time Donors

An Anonymous DonorPaul Stevens '98 gave $5,000 because 20 donors gaveJust for Classes between 1990 & 1999

An Anonymous DonorAudra and Dietmar Grellmann '89 gave $7,500 because 25 donors gaveJust for Classes between 1980 & 1989

An Anonymous DonorHon. J. Gary Hastings '72 gave $25,000 because 200 donors gave
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**We officially met our goal, but every dollar counts through midnight tonight! If you haven't given a gift yet, you still have time!**

From November 15-16, 2022, we are celebrating our legacy and our future during Our Future Firsts. During this 48-hour giving challenge, we need your to help us unlock $25,000 in bonus funding for our students thanks to a challenge gift from Justice Gary Hastings '72.

Since its inception in 1911, Southwestern Law School has opened its doors to students from all walks of life. We are proud of our alumni who were the first in their field to leave their mark on our school and our society. 

This giving challenge is for our future "firsts"—the glass-ceiling breakers, change-makers, and trailblazers who are presently sitting in classrooms in Westmoreland or the Bullocks Wilshire. Your gift will ensure that our current students have the tools and resources they need to succeed at Southwestern and beyond. 

Now is the time to come together for Southwestern students. Support our future firsts with a gift of any size to the Annual Fund, General Scholarship Fund, or any area of the Southwestern experience that is meaningful to you! Join our herd, and be one of the 200 Bison we are counting on to reach our goal!

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What an incredible showing of support for Our Future Firsts! Thank you to all the Bison who helped us unlock $25,000 for our current students. If you haven't given a gift yet, you still have time. The challenge closes in six hours!

Plus, there's over $2,000 in matching funds still available thanks to Cherie '81 and Jack Raidy, and 2 alumni from the 90s can help us unlock a $5,000 challenge gift from Paul Stevens '98! Every gift matters!

576 days ago by Emily Cardinas
8 hours to go! πŸ™Œ

Your gift will help us reach our goal, but you only have until midnight! If 57 more Bison give a gift of any size, we'll unlock $25,000 for our students!

576 days ago by Emily Cardinas
We just hit a milestone! πŸ’œ

We're 25% of the way there! We've got less than 36 hours to reach our goal. Give a gift of any size to join our community of supporters for Our Future Firsts! Let's go Bison πŸ’ͺ We can do this!

577 days ago by Emily Cardinas
And we're off! πŸπŸƒ

With your help, we'll reach our 200 donor goal! You have 48 hours to be one of the 185 Bison we need to unlock $25,000 in bonus funding for our Southwestern students. Support Our Future Firsts today with a gift of any size! πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰

577 days ago by Emily Cardinas
Want to get more involved? Here are some ways! πŸ˜€

  1. Spread the word πŸ“± Tell the Bison community why you’re supporting the Our Future Firsts on your social feeds or send an email to your classmates. See the advocates section below to generate your unique campaign link.
  2. Tell your story πŸŽ€ What doors did Southwestern open for you? Or why are you excited about this giving challenge? Share your story by creating a personal plea video. Keep it quick, casual, and fun! 
  3. Create a match or challenge πŸ† Make your gift go even further by encouraging others in our community to give! Consider restricting your match or challenge by your grad year, affiliation, or to a list of your friends (by email) to up the ante!
578 days ago by Emily Cardinas

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