Hail To…An Attitude of Gratitude
Hail To…An Attitude of Gratitude Day is a newly established event created to celebrate those who support Pitt Law with their giving. This event brought together hundreds of Pitt Law students, faculty, and staff in a thank you note writing campaign aimed to show these donors how grateful they were for their continued support.
- $300,000 in donor scholarship funding is awarded to Pitt Law students each year.
- 800+ students have benefited from working in the clinics, which would not be possible without the support of our donors.
- 45 Alumni & Faculty each made a donation of $1,000+ to the Pitt Law Locker Campaign. These gifts helped to offset the cost for the student lounge renovation.
Signs with giving statistics were placed around the Law School, illustrating the impact of giving through law alumni donations as a part of Hail To…An Attitude of Gratitude Day, a newly established event created to celebrate those who support Pitt Law with their giving. This event, held for the first time this past February, brought together hundreds of Pitt Law students, faculty, and staff in a thank you note writing campaign aimed to show these donors how grateful they were for their continued support.
Hail to…An Attitude of Gratitude Day is now an annual event hosted by the Office of Development and Alumni Affairs which helps in their effort to get the word out to all members of the Pitt Law community about just how important donor support is to the fiscal health of the School. Many don’t know that tuition dollars only cover a portion of Pitt Law’s budget each year and that in addition to the wealth of specific scholarship and program funding support, 14% of the School’s annual operating budget comes from unrestricted donor gifts.
In honor of the University of Pittsburgh’s 225th anniversary celebration, this year’s thank you note goal was 225, which we were successful in achieving. Next year’s goal is to reach 500 thank you notes. This summer, the notes will be sent to various randomly selected donors. It is our hope that an attitude of gratitude will take hold at Pitt Law and within a few years’ time, we’ll be able to send a handwritten thank you note to every donor each year.
Several of the notes underscored just how important donor gifts are and what impact they have.
“Thank you for being a donor! I can speak for myself and my fellow students, when I say that your gift is greatly appreciated. Through your generosity, an exceptional education has become a real possibility for many students”. ~ Zachoriah R., '15
“A huge thank you! Your willingness to give back has made all the difference financially to me and my young family. It’s the generosity of you and your fellow alums that continue to inspire me to follow your example.” ~ Julie P., '13
“Your donations make a huge difference and provide opportunities I never thought or imagined. Thank you so much for all that you do! Hail to Pitt and Hail to donors like you”. ~ Alexandria D., '15
Share your stories with the Office of Development & Alumni Affairs or find out more about this event by contacting the Office of Development & Alumni Affairs at 412-648-1305 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Hail to Pitt Law Donors... You Make The Difference