The 2006-2007 Annual Fund closed with a historic high of $1,045,000-the first time the Law School has surpassed the $1 million mark in its 156-year history. The number represents a 13 percent increase over last year.
Equally historic is the 24 percent alumni participation rate. Nationally, only 14 percent of alumni give to their law school's annual fund.
"Albany Law School alumni are some of the most loyal alumni in the country. This kind of commitment shows a wonderful vote of confidence about the direction of the School," said Mary Ann McGinn '83, a trustee and this year's Annual Fund chair.
Participation rates for faculty and staff surpassed all previous highs with 92 percent of the School's faculty and 68 percent of staff contributing. Once again, the Board of Trustees led the way with 100 percent participation. "We should all be proud of this unprecedented support from alumni, friends, faculty and staff," said Thomas F. Guernsey, President and Dean.
He also commended McGinn and the many alumni, faculty and staff volunteers who contributed time and resources on behalf of the Albany Law School Fund.