Class Challenge

Class Challenge 2014

See your class giving totals.

Lindsey Allison, Cumberland Class of 1984
2014 Class Challenge Chair

Class Challenge Gift Participation
as of January 2014
% of Alumni who contributed:

Challenge Countdown

Until December 31, 2014, the final day of the Class Challenge and of the Pride. Promise. People. Campaign, Help your class reach its goals by making your gift today.

Gifts that count toward the Class Gift

Any gift and/or pledge payment made to Cumberland during 2014 by a class member counts toward the Class Gift. In addition, all matching gifts count, too.

Class Challenge

Members of each class year who make a gift are counted toward the collective class contribution to the campaign. Today, we face an environment in which the cost of legal education is both a barrier to our potential students and a burden to recent graduates. At the same time, securing the academic programs and superior faculty to support those students remains vital.

At your March 2014 Class Reunion or at any time this year 2014, please begin, renew or increase our support of your law school so that our students and faculty can continue to distinguish themselves for our profession and for the communities in which we serve.

A Gift to Cumberland School of Law

In order to make the vision reality, unprecedented private support is needed in the areas of academic programs, scholarship assistance and faculty enhancements.

Campaign gifts made to Cumberland School of Law may be made as outright gifts of cash or securities, as life income gifts, or as other forms of planned gifts.

There are many ways of giving so that you are able to meet your needs and those of your family, and have the opportunity to give to Cumberland.

For instance, did you know that you can:

  • Make a gift using appreciated securities and realize larger tax savings than if you had used cash?
  • Make a gift that costs you nothing during your lifetime?
  • Make a gift that pays you income for life?
  • Make a gift that returns a tax-free lump sum to you?
  • Preserve your estate for your children and deliver years of financial support to Cumberland?
  • Donate your house, take a tax deduction and continue to live in it rent-free?
  • Turn surplus life insurance coverage into a gift?

Gifts can be pledged for payment in installments over five years or a prearranged payment schedule. Campaign support at any level can be made as a memorial or honorary gift.

Please consult your financial advisers to determine which method of contributing is most beneficial to you. Cumberland is eager to explore and discuss a gift structure that allows you to participate.

For more information, please contact David Hutchens, Cumberland School of Law Senior Advancement Officer at drhutche@samford.edu or (205) 726-4542.