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Get the Texas Law Legacy Challenge Match

Texas Law invites you to join the first-of-its-kind Legacy Challenge.

Thanks to a generous grant from the University of Texas Law School Foundation, a matching gift of $10,000 to $25,000 will be made in your name when you document a new planned gift of $100,000 or more to support Texas Law. The matching gift will be made as an immediate donation (while funds last) to support a project or program that you choose within the Law School.

With no burden on your pocketbook today, you can provide support to the people and programs within Texas Law that mean the most to you.

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Your gift will make an impact today and a lasting one in the future.

How does the match work?

Document a planned gift to Texas Law. 10% challenge match funds are directed to the program of your choice. Immediate impact to your program of choice. Future impact with planned gift.

How much of my gift will be matched?

Matches are first-come, first-served while funds last and will equal 10% of your planned gift up to $25,000. For example:

Your $100,000 planned gift will receive will a $10,000 match donated in your honor and to be used immediately for your preferred program or project at the Law School. Any planned gift over $250,000 will receive $25,000 in matching funds. Again, while matching funds are available.

Where can I designate my matching funds?

You can designate your matching funds to:

  • Current-use Scholarships
  • Loan Repayment Assistant Program [LRAP]
  • Pipeline Program (a diversity, equity, access, and inclusion project)
  • Dean’s Fund for current needs at Texas Law
  • Your favorite program at the Law School

How do I document my planned gift for the Texas Law Legacy Challenge?

We can help make it very simple and easy. Contact us at 512-475-9632 or giftplan@austin.utexas.edu.

What types of planned gifts qualify for the Texas Law Legacy Challenge?

Your planned gift may be made through any method that best serves your goals. Some examples of planned gifts eligible for matching funds include bequests, beneficiary designations on a retirement account, bank account, or life insurance policy given to the Law School, as well as charitable gift annuities, charitable remainder trusts, and charitable lead trusts. We have donor advisors who can walk through these options with you.

Why is it important to document my planned gift?

Most importantly, we want to understand your wishes. When you intend to make a planned gift, documenting that gift now provides a critical opportunity to explore what is most meaningful for you and consider ways that Law School can plan for the greatest impact of your planned gift. We also would like very much to acknowledge your generosity, say thank you, and welcome you into the Texas Leadership Society, a family of over 2,000 generous Longhorn alumni and friends who receive special recognition and enjoy distinctive experiences as insiders.

If I have already documented a planned gift with Texas Law, will it qualify for the Legacy Challenge?

Possibly! Please contact us at 512-475-9632 to learn whether your existing planned gift might qualify for the Texas Law Legacy Challenge match.

What if I change my mind about my planned gift or my circumstances change? 

Life happens. We know that priorities and circumstances can change. Documenting your gift is an expression of intent and does not create a legally binding contract. If your plans do change, please let us know. Our gift planning experts can assist you in responding to those changing needs.

 

The process is easy.

You can complete this simple online form to initiate your planned gift
OR
You can download and complete an Estate Intention Letter (PDF) and email it to our experienced planned giving advisors at giftplan@austin.utexas.edu.

Please contact us at 512-475-9632 or giftplan@austin.utexas.edu with your questions about the Texas Law Legacy Challenge or about any of your estate planning needs.

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Bill Connell ’69

Bill Connell ’69 Uses Legacy Challenge to Make First Gift to Pipeline Program

Read the story about how he crated an impact today and tomorrow!