Giving Back to Pitt Law

The continued support and investment of our generous alumni help the University of Pittsburgh School of Law prepare our graduates for enriching careers. Whether it be for unrestricted use, awarding scholarships, providing student support or backing faculty research, every contribution that is made to the Law School maintains our ethics of excellence and our commitment to quality education and research for Pitt Law students and scholars. 

Make an investment in our Students and Scholars

Gifts of Cash

By far, the easiest and most common way to support Pitt Law is to make an outright gift of cash. Checks should be made payable to the University of Pittsburgh School of Law and mailed to: University of Pittsburgh School of Law, Office of Philanthropic and Alumni Engagement, Barco Law Building, 3900 Forbes Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15222.

A Gift of Appreciated Securities

Increasing numbers of alumni, family, and friends are making contributions to the Law School using appreciated securities—including publicly traded and privately held stocks and mutual funds. Donors are entitled to take a charitable deduction for the full current value of appreciated securities held longer than one year to help avoid paying the capital gains.

Gifts of Real Estate

Make a substantial gift to the Law School through a transfer of residential, commercial, or undeveloped real estate. Special approval from the University of Pittsburgh is required prior to this contribution.

Wills or Living Trusts

Many Pitt Law alumni have provided for the Law School in their estate planning. By documenting your revocable bequest intentions to the Law School, Pitt Law can include a percentage of your planned gift in our campaign totals. With a gift of will or living trust, you are ensuring that we can continue our educational mission for years to come.

Gifts of Life Insurance

When the original purpose for a life insurance policy no longer applies, your policy can become a significant and simple way to support the Law School.  You can either update your beneficary designation and name Pitt Law as the primary beneficiary for a percentage or specific amount or make an outright gift of an exisiting or new policy.

Charitable Gift Annuities

Receive a fixed payout and significant tax benefits (recommended for donors age 65 and older) or build retirement earnings by deferring the onset of annuity payments and utilizing compounding interest (recommended for younger donors as annuity payments begin at 55). Tax deduction si given at time of gift.

Charitable Lead Trusts

Freeze the taxable value of your appreciating assets by using them to make gifts today and pass them back to family members later. A great way to transfer wealth to your family members and avoid future gift or estate taxes.

Charitable Remainder Trusts

Combine a charitable gift with a predictable fixed-income payout by placing your donation into an individually managed trust. Choose from several options that best meet your personal financial situation and our needs.