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Albany Law School Reports Strongest Fundraising Results in a Decade - More than Doubles Previous Year

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Albany Law School Reports Strongest Fundraising Results in a Decade - More than Doubles Previous Year

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ALBANY, N.Y., July 20, 2018 /PRNewswire/ --  Albany Law School announced today that it has recorded more than $5.5 million in gifts this year, marking the highest yearly total in more than a decade, more than doubling the previous year's total of $2.1 million.  The year's fundraising total—July 1, 2017, to June 30, 2018—includes more than $1.2 million to the annual fund. 

Albany Law School Trustees account for nearly $3.9 million of the gifts. These gifts will go toward enhancing the student experience, scholarships for students in need, and growing programs to support innovation and entrepreneurship.  Significant gifts were given to support the Law School's endowment.

All members of the Board of Trustees and the National Alumni Association Board once again gave to the Law School.

"This significant increase in giving from our alumni and the community is a clear vote of confidence that they support the direction of the school," said Board of Trustees Chair James E. Hacker. "The Trustees are proud to stand by our president and dean, our faculty, staff, and students to continue building a stronger Albany Law School."

"Albany Law School has seen growth in enrollment, in our overall national ranking, and in the quality of students who are applying," said President and Dean Alicia Ouellette. "We are very encouraged by the pledge of support by our most loyal alumni supporters and trustees. Law school is expensive and gifts like these often make law school possible for students who otherwise could not afford it."

Albany Law School has an endowment of approximately $65 million and is in the planning stages of a comprehensive capital campaign.

The Law School offers the J.D. degree, master's degrees, including a fully online master's, LL.M. degrees, and an online certificate.

Albany Law School is a small, private school located in the heart of New York state's capital where it has educated leaders since 1851. Students have access to New York's highest court, federal courts, the executive branch and the state legislature. With approximately 10,500 alumni practicing across the country and several continents, Albany Law's graduates serve as a vital community and resource for its students. Albany Law has an affiliation agreement with University at Albany that includes shared programs, and access for students and faculty to learn from one another. Visit www.albanylaw.edu

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David Singer, (518) 445-3211 or dsing@albanylaw.edu

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