Giving Day 2023: LawCat Community Exceeds Last Year’s Giving Day, Supports Next Generation of Leaders and Lawyers

Feb. 28, 2023

On February 14, University of Arizona Law joined the rest of the University of Arizona community for its annual Giving Day, a 24-hour fundraising event to support students and the university. Over 60 donors showed their love to University of Arizona Law, donating $63,736 to support student scholarships, summer fellowships, and top College of Law priorities – over $20,000 more than last year’s Giving Day.  

The University of Arizona across campus received more than 1,900 gifts during Giving Day, totaling more than $5.2 million towards students, scholarships, and programs.  

"We were thrilled to see all of the participation across campus during Giving Day this year,” said University of Arizona Law's Senior Director of Development Megan O'Leary. “A special thank you to Brad Vynalek (’99), Dean Marc Miller and Dr. Christina Cutshaw, and Dean Emerita Toni Massaro and Melody Robidoux (’80 and ‘83) for their leadership in making challenge gifts to encourage giving to college priorities.” 

Giving Day at University of Arizona Law supported A New Day in Court, the Justice Advocates Coalition Summer Public Interest Fellowship Program, the Dean’s Innovation Fund, and Student Scholarships. A New Day in Court fund the construction of two new state-of-the-art student courtrooms, an expansion of faculty support, and new experiential learning opportunities to enhance the student experience. The Justice Advocates Coalition Summer Public Interest Fellowship Program empowers students pursuing careers in public interest law by providing stipends to students who accept unpaid summer positions with nonprofit organizations. The Dean’s Innovation Fund allows the Dean to fund University of Arizona Law’s most pressing projects such as our push to accept the GRE to create new educational pathways for underrepresented communities. Lastly, Giving Day supported student scholarships that remove financial barriers and allow students to pursue the dream of a legal career.