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UT Law sets $40,000 goal for Big Orange Give 2016

The University of Tennessee College of Law kicks off its online giving campaign today, as part of UT’s annual Big Orange Give campaign. UT Law hopes to raise $40,000 throughout the next five days to aid the college and university on its journey towards the Top 25.

The campaign began at 8:00 a.m. today and ends at 11:59 p.m. on Friday, November 18.

In order to help the college reach its goal, alumnus Richard “Rick” Rose (’74) has pledged a generous challenge gift. Rose will match the first $250 of any gift to any College of Law fund up to a total of $25,000. Any gift to any College of Law fund will be matched dollar for dollar up to $250 until the $25,000 true match is gone. All gifts are 100 percent tax deductible and many employers match gifts. Interested donors can see if their employer participates in gift matching at

At the campus level, UT hopes to raise $1 million. This year, First Tennessee Foundation has signed on as a Big Orange Give challenge donor and has pledged $500,000 if the university raises the same amount by the end of the week.

The campaign will be driven primarily through the Big Orange Give campaign website and the social media channels of the College of Law. Follow the college on FacebookTwitter, and Instagram for updates throughout the week.

Last year, UT Law started Big Orange Give week with a historic goal of $125,000 in commemoration of the college’s 125th anniversary. By Friday, the UT Law community had given more than $129,000, setting an unprecedented record.

Those wishing to participate in the Big Orange Give may give online. For more information on the campaign, visit