Make a Gift
All gifts designated for The Dickinson School of Law will benefit the Law School and its students. To make a donation to The Dickinson School of Law, you may:
Make a gift using Penn State’s secure online giving portal. If you would like your gift to support the greatest needs of the Law School, choose Dickinson School of Law Future Fund from the drop-down menu under “Designation of Gift.” If you would like to direct your contribution to a specific program or fund at The Dickinson School of Law, select Other in the drop-down menu; in the “Additional Information” box, type The Dickinson School of Law AND the name of the program/fund you wish to support.
Complete the DSL Contribution Form and mail it, along with your method of payment, to the attention of Kelly Rimmer, Director of Development and Alumni Affairs, The Dickinson School of Law, The Pennsylvania State University, 333 West South Street, Carlisle, PA 17013. Please make checks payable to Penn State University. If you would like your gift to support the greatest needs of the Law School, please write Dickinson School of Law Future Fund in the memo section of your check. If you would like to support a specific Law School program or fund, please indicate your designation in the memo section of your check.
Choose Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT) and simplify your giving. You can have funds deducted directly from your account to make monthly gifts of $10 or more to the Law School. The deduction will continue until you choose to cancel or change the amount of your monthly gift. Each January, you will receive a gift receipt showing your total annual giving to the Law School through our EFT program. For more information and/or to complete the EFT authorization form, visit the University’s Ways to Give page.
Establish a named endowment.* Through endowments like scholarships and professorships, donors are able to support their areas of interest while providing the Law School with dependable support in perpetuity. The University invests the initial gift and spends a portion of the average annual investment return for the purpose(s) specified by the donor. The remaining income is added to the principal as protection against inflation.
Make a deferred gift.* There are a number of deferred giving options that can be tailored to a donor’s individual circumstances, including bequests (the most common planned gift), charitable gift annuities, charitable remainder trusts, charitable lead trusts, retirement plan assets, and life insurance policies.
*For more information on endowments or deferred giving, please visit the University’s Planned Giving website or contact Kelly Rimmer, Director of Development and Alumni Affairs, at (717) 240-5217 or KRimmer@psu.edu, or Associate Director of Development Phil Blackman at (717)241-3521 or email@example.com.
Participate in a Company Matching Gift Program: Donors can maximize personal contributions to the Law School through a company matching gift benefit. Visit the University’s Matching Gifts page to find out if your company has a matching gift program that will enable you to double — or even triple — the amount of your contribution.