As we celebrate 90 years as Houston’s foremost center of legal education, South Texas College of Law gives thanks to the alumni, parents, and friends who support this great institution. We depend greatly on your generosity. From annual gifts that make an immediate impact to endowed gifts that last for generations, contributions to South Texas serve as a catalyst for positive change.
Our donors are recognized both on campus —on The Partners in Excellence donor wall,*—and in our Annual Report to Donors. Each of these tributes displays the supporters of our many gift programs, listed below. When you give to South Texas you support our mission, which is to provide a diverse body of students with the opportunity to obtain an exceptional legal education, preparing graduates to serve their community and the profession with distinction. Thank you for sharing your spirit of generosity.
*For donations of $250 or more; alumni of the last ten graduating classes are recognized for donations of $100 or more.
Gift Recognition Programs
The 1923 Society — Lifetime Donors of $25,000 and higher
Spurgeon Bell Fellows
Distinguished Fellows — Annual donors of $25,000 and higher
Platinum-Level Fellows — Annual donors of $10,000 to $24,999
Gold-Level Fellows — Annual donors of $5,000 to $9,999
Senior Fellows — Annual donors of $2,500 to $4,999
Fellows — Annual donors of $1,000 to $2,499
Garland Walker Patrons
Patrons — Annual donors of $250 to $999
Dean's Counselors — Annual donors of up to $249
Special Giving Programs
Advocates Society — Donors of $500 or more whose gifts support the Advocacy Program
Young Alumni Leadership Circle — Donors from the last ten graduating classes who make gifts of $100 and higher
3L Class Gift — Donors from the most recent graduating class
Law Firm Challenge Honorees — Law firms achieving 100 percent in alumni giving
Crimson & Gold Society — Donors who have given consecutively for three years or more
Endowed Chairs — Established with gifts of $1 million and higher
Endowed Distinguished Professorships — Established with gifts of $250,000 and higher
Endowed Research Professorships — Established with gifts of $125,000 and higher
Endowed Scholarships — Established with gifts of $25,000 and higher
A special benefit is reserved for members of the Spurgeon Bell Fellows Society, the law school’s elite donor society, whose yearlong membership is established with a gift of at least $1,000. In honor of their generosity, Bell Society Fellows and their guests are invited to an exclusive annual dinner hosted in December by the South Texas College of Law Board of Directors.