Baylor Law School has allocated $500,000 for a match pool to encourage alumni and friends to consider supporting Baylor Law through a planned gift. Alumni, faculty, staff, and friends of the Law School can designate a 10% cash match (up to $25,000) for immediate use if they document a new planned gift of $100,000 or more to support the Law School.
Planned gifts that are eligible for matching funds include bequests via will or living trust, beneficiary designations from a retirement account or bank account, charitable gift annuities, charitable remainder trusts, charitable lead trusts, and beneficiary designations of a life insurance policy given to the Law School.
You can designate your matching funds to support the priorities identified by Dean Brad Toben, including the Student Summer Stipend Program; the 19th Amendment & Beyond Fund for Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Initiatives; the Trial Advocacy Program; the Business & Transactional Law Program; or the Pro Bono & Public Service Program. You also can choose to designate your match for immediate use to your favorite existing fund at the Law School.
Matches are first-come, first-served and will equal 10% of your planned gift, up to $25,000, until the $500,000 match pool is fully utilized. For example:
Gift documentation is vital for a number of reasons.
Documenting your gift does not create a legally binding contract. We know that priorities and circumstances can change. So, while we hope you will continue to support Baylor Law, we know that what you intend to do now may change in the future. If this is the case, you can make the needed updates and let us know.
First, thank you for supporting Baylor Law and documenting your planned gift! We are truly grateful. While previously documented gifts do not count toward the Baylor Law Legacy Challenge, you may choose to increase the amount of your planned gift to take part — that increase will count as long as it is at least $100,000.