Investing in The Center for Women in Law

Whether you are making a one-time gift, a multi-year pledge or considering a planned gift, we can ensure you that your gift is impactful and will enable CWIL to advance women today and into the future.

Listed below are just a few of the ways that you can make a gift to CWIL.  If you have any questions or if you would like to discuss your gift, please don’t hesitate to contact Abigail Hemphill at (512) 471-4632 or

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Linda Chanow
Executive Director


Make an Annual Gift

Annual gifts are used to fund CWIL programs for students and practitioners.  Outright gifts of cash, by check or credit card, are the easiest gifts to make.  They are tax deductible in the year given.  CWIL also gratefully accepts pledges – gifts that are paid over time. You can make a pledge commitment and set up a payment schedule that works best for you.

Make a donation online by using the secured server of the University of Texas Law School Foundation.  Be sure to select Center for Women in Law from the drop-down menu.

Annual gifts are recognized on CWIL’s website and donors are invited to attend CWIL events such as CWIL’s biennial lunch (add link) and to serve as faculty at the Women in Law Institute (after 7+ years of practice).

Gifts are recognized at the following levels:
Over $25,000
$1,000 – $4,999
Up to $999

Levels for recent graduates:
3-6 Years:  $240 ($20/month)
Less than 3 Years:  $120 ($10/month)

Many employers offer matching gift programs which will match charitable contributions made by their employees.  The impact of your gift to The Center for Women in Law may be doubled or possibly tripled.  Please consult your company’s human resource department for details or give us a call.

Or send a check (payable to the Center for Women in Law) to:

Center for Women in Law
The University of Texas School of Law
727 East Dean Keeton Street
Austin, Texas 78705

Gifts of Stock

Gifts of appreciated securities and or closely held stock can be extremely beneficial – both to you and CWIL.  When you gift stock to CWIL, you may receive an income-tax deduction equal to the fair market value of the securities, as well as reduce or eliminate capital gain tax.  If you are interested in making a gift of stock, please download a stock gift form here.

Join a Power Circle

Membership in special circles recognizes gifts at various levels and helps to integrate our supporters into CWIL’s work.  Learn more.

Leave a Legacy Through a Planned Gift

Interested in helping CWIL change the world but feel overwhelmed by the thought of writing another check or giving up your assets today?  Planned gifts can be made now or deferred to a later date.  Whether you use cash, appreciated securities/stock, real estate, artwork, partnership interests, personal property, life insurance, a retirement plan, etc., the benefits of funding a planned gift can make this type of charitable giving very attractive to you and CWIL.  Learn more.