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Planned Giving

You can create an enduring legacy by supporting academic excellence and forward-thinking innovation in legal education, you offer current and future generations of Harvard Law students a lasting gift.

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“Planned giving is our opportunity to give the next generation the same outstanding legal education we had.”

– Thomas M. Lamberti ’57

A New Option to Make a Gift from your IRA and Receive an Income in Return

If you are 70.5 years+, you can use up to $50,000 from your IRA as a one-time gift to HLS for a charitable gift annuity, which will pay you and another if included, an income for your lifetimes.

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How does planned giving work?

Planned giving allows you to make a significant contribution to Harvard Law School while also addressing some of your own financial and estate planning needs.

Types of Planned Gifts

What Does Planned Giving Support?

  • The Annual Fund, which utilizes unrestricted gifts for broad and immediate impact, allowing the Dean to swiftly address the community’s highest priorities.
  • Scholarship funds that enable the Law School to enroll students regardless of financial ability and to create generations of leaders in public and private practice.
  • Clinical chairs and professorships that help HLS attract faculty who are leaders in their fields.
  • Unrestricted funds that allow Harvard Law School to address emerging topics in the legal profession and prepare students for real-world issues.