Student organizations at UConn School of Law raised more than $14,000 through the 2018 Ignite crowdfunding campaign.
In the campaign’s fifth year, 22 student groups raised $14,492 from 273 donors. In addition, the 10 organizations that raised the most will split a $5,000 prize, donated by Laura Cahill ’84, in proportion to the amount each one raised.
“We are so impressed by the passion and creativity students brought to this campaign.” said Ron Fleury, director of development for the UConn Foundation at UConn School of Law. “We are proud to promote a culture of philanthropy and excited that the money raised will go toward programs that will enrich the entire law school community. “
The Black Law Students Association raised the most money. “I challenged my fellow members to increase the amount of engagement that we had with our alumni and I am very proud of the work we've done,” said Kadeejah Kelly, president of the Black Law Students Association. “The Ignite campaign is a vital part of the success of organizations on campus.”
The other nine groups splitting the prize are: the Diversity Committee, UConn Law Softball, The Federalist Society, the Jewish Law Students Association, the Public Interest Law Group, the Middle Eastern Law Students Association, the Mock Trial Society, the Italian American Law Student Association, and the Veterans and Armed Forces Legal Group.
The Ignite campaign is designed to encourage student organizations to raise money for programs and resources that will supplement Student Bar Association budget allocations. The campaign is organized by the UConn Foundation and is open to student groups throughout the University of Connecticut system.