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UT Law community raises $82,413 in one day

The College of Law nearly doubled it’s one-day fundraising goal on Nov. 8 as the law community came together to contribute $82,413 to the college.

The fundraising event was part of the campus-wide Big Orange Give campaign.

“When the law community comes together in support of our students, we’re able to accomplish outstanding things,” College of Law Dean Melanie Wilson said. “It has been remarkable to witness the last 24 hours and see their amazing level of generosity.”

The goal was to raise $41,321 which coincides with the number of pro-bono service hours students have completed on behalf of the College of Law throughout the last five years.

Those who gave to the College of Law on Nov. 8 had the opportunity to see their donation tripled through a generous $25,000 matching gift from alumnus Rick Rose.

This was UT’s first one-day Big Orange Give event. In previous years, UT has drawn more than 4,000 donors and $1 million during a five-day social-media-based giving campaign that increased funds for student scholarships, colleges and programs on campus.