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Donors & Giving Societies

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To all who generously give back to MSU College of Law, we have created the Circle of Friends Donor Society to recognize you and your contributions. A list of donors appears in the law college’s alumni magazine Amicus. Within this Circle of Friends, we acknowledge gifts made to our seven societies (see list below). These gifts support an outstanding level of education. On behalf of law students today and tomorrow, we are deeply grateful for such generous and thoughtful contributions.

We invite your support our societies:

John J. Danhof Society

Named for a dedicated man whose affiliation with the College spanned 57 years as a faculty member, trustee, and president, the John J. Danhof Society recognizes donors with lifetime contributions or pledges to MSU College of Law totaling at least $1,000,000.

Charles H. King Society

Named for an esteemed alumnus, faculty member and former dean of the Law School, the Charles H. King Society recognizes donors who have made lifetime contributions or pledges to MSU College of Law totaling at least $500,000.

Abraham J. (A.J.) Thomas Society

Named for a beloved faculty member and alumnus, the Abraham J. (A.J.) Thomas Society recognizes donors with lifetime contributions or pledges to MSU College of Law totaling at least $250,000.

Heritage Club

Gifts to the Heritage Club celebrate donors who make lifetime contributions or pledges to MSU College of Law of at least $100,000, creating a lasting legacy and allowing donors to hold a place in the history of the College. Donors at this level are inducted into the Donor Hall of Fame.

Founders Club

The Founders Club reflects the spirit of the initial founders’ dedication to academic excellence by recognizing those who share these values by making lifetime contributions or pledges to MSU College of Law of at least $50,000.

Benefactors Club

The Benefactors Club, named for those whose gifts enhance the programming and academics of the College, recognizes donors with lifetime contributions or pledges to MSU College of Law totaling at least $25,000.

Presidents Club

The Presidents Club, named in honor of the presidents who guided the College to its present position, recognizes individuals who make lifetime contributions or pledges over five years to MSU College of Law totaling at least $10,000. Alumni who have graduated within the last 10 years can pledge this gift over 10 years and still be recognized as a member of this prestigious club.

MSU College of Law Planned Giving Society

Planned giving donors are eligible for membership in the MSU Landon Legacy Society, named after Linda E. Landon, the beloved MSU librarian and first female instructor on campus.  This society recognizes and honors individuals and families who have established a planned gift of any size benefiting MSU College of Law. These future gifts from an individual’s or couple’s estate can take many forms, such as a bequest through a will or personal trust or one of several charitable life-income plans.

Benefits of membership in the Landon Society include:  a certificate of appreciation and letter of thanks from the President of Michigan State University,  a handsome recognition gift, recognition as a member of the Landon Legacy Society in our annual donor recognition publication, and timely information, tips, and ongoing professional gift planning services from the Office of Planned Giving.

For more information on the Landon Society, please contact Office of Advancement Director Tina Kashat Casoli at 517/432-6842 or casoli@law.msu.edu.


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