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Fordham Law Firm Challenge


The Fordham Law Firm Challenge encourages alumni within each firm to support the Dean’s programs and initiatives through the Fordham Law Fund.  The Challenge provides a unique opportunity for alumni at firms to make a difference by increasing giving participation while simultaneously advancing Fordham Law’s reputation of excellence in the legal community. The overall Firm Challenge competition started in July 2012 and ends on June 30, 2013 and the March Challenge provides added prizes for alumni and firms that give early. During this March Challenge, firms who reach 100% alumni giving by March 30, 2013 will receive a named locker in the new building AND each alumnus who donates $100 or more will receive their own personalized locker.

How to Participate:

Volunteer to be a Firm Challenge Captain - Encourage Fordham Law alumni at your firm to join you in making a gift to the Fordham Law Fund. As a Firm Captain you will continue to encourage alumni giving until the close of the fiscal year on June 30th.  The Development Office will provide you will regular progress updates and strategies to help your efforts, as well as exclusive invitations to Fordham Law events. To become a captain, please e-mail Brian Lenker at blenker@law.fordham.edu or 212.636.6569.

Fordham Law Citizens - Host a faculty member at your firm for breakfast or lunch with your fellow Fordham Law alumni colleagues.

Make a Gift to the Fordham Law Fund - Every gift to the Fordham Law Fund shows your vote of confidence in the important work of the School and the students. Every gift you make between today and the end of the Firm Challenge helps your firm win. Every gift counts! Donate online or through the mail.

How to Win:

Have the highest percentage of alumni giving in your group. It's that simple!
Group 1= Firms with 36+ Fordham Law Alumni
Group 2= Firms with 26-35 Fordham Law Alumni
Group 3= Firms with 10-25 Fordham Law Alumni

Win the Forward March in your group

Win the overall Firm Challenge in your group

Important Dates:
  • March 30, 2013 End of the 2013 March Challenge. The firms who reach 100% alumni giving by March 30, 2013 will receive a named locker in the new building AND each alumnus who donates $100 or more will receive their own personalized locker.
  • June 30, 2013 End of the 2013 Fordham Law Firm Challenge.  The firms in each group who acheive the highest alumni giving participation will win the 2012 Firm Challenge and recieve a Winner's Cup as well as a celebratory reception with Dean Michael M. Martin.

If your firm does not currently participate in the firm challenge but is interested, please e-mail Brian Lenker at blenker@law.fordham.edu or call him at 212-636-6569.