Your gift to Harvard Law School matters.
Your commitment has a direct impact on the Law School’s continued excellence, creating opportunities for innovative learning and ensuring that an HLS education is within reach for all admitted students, no matter their backgrounds.
The Annual Fund is an important source of funding for a range of crucial school-wide priorities and programs.
Create an enduring legacy by supporting future generations at Harvard Law School.
Endowed Gifts and Naming Opportunities
Create a lasting institutional impact by supporting Harvard Law School’s major priorities.
Making Your Gift
Gifts to the Law School support the HLS community, accelerate change, and help us respond to unexpected needs. Alumni and friends can contribute to Harvard Law School through a variety of methods.
We are grateful for the generous support of all our donors and their commitment to the role Harvard Law School plays in the advancement of justice and betterment of society. We proudly host several donor recognition societies, including the Langdell Society, 1817 Society, and Oliver Wendell Holmes Society.
HLS Report of Gifts
Harvard Law School supporters also receive special recognition in the annual Report of Gifts. We are honored to share each year’s Report of Gifts exclusively with donors.
Types of Gift Funds
A current-use gift is a donation that may be spent immediately and fully toward its intended purpose. Annual Fund contributions are current-use gifts.
An endowed gift creates a new fund in Harvard’s endowment, a dedicated and permanent source of funding made up of more than 14,000 individual funds invested as a single entity. Each year, a portion of the endowment is paid out as a distribution to support the school’s needs, while any appreciation in excess is retained so the endowment can grow and support future generations. The endowment provides the financial foundation for the Law School and the University. Learn more about Harvard’s endowment here and giving opportunities here.