No Scholarship Money = No Donation after Graduation?

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No Scholarship Money = No Donation after Graduation?

Postby silenttimer » Thu Feb 14, 2013 12:35 pm

If you didn't get a scholarship from the school you are attending or attended, would you ever consider giving them money after graduation?

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Re: No Scholarship Money = No Donation after Graduation?

Postby ManOfTheMinute » Thu Feb 14, 2013 12:39 pm

silenttimer wrote:If you didn't get a scholarship from the school you are attending or attended, would you ever consider giving them money after graduation?


No, in order to be generous, I demand prior generosity. Its the golden rule.

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Re: No Scholarship Money = No Donation after Graduation?

Postby kalvano » Thu Feb 14, 2013 3:25 pm

I won't donate money until they fire the dean and I pay off my loans.

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Re: No Scholarship Money = No Donation after Graduation?

Postby Scotusnerd » Thu Feb 14, 2013 5:28 pm

I don't plan to donate jack shit at the rates they charge. They can kiss my ass.

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Re: No Scholarship Money = No Donation after Graduation?

Postby Swimp » Thu Feb 14, 2013 5:52 pm

Depends on how helpful they are in finding me a job I like. But in any event, probably not for a number of years.

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Postby cinephile » Thu Feb 14, 2013 5:56 pm

I wouldn't donate even with a full scholarship. I don't donate to any other service provider after using their services, law school is no different.

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Postby Yukos » Thu Feb 14, 2013 6:40 pm

I'm going to donate to my UG if I end up striking it rich just because their endowment makes me cry when I see it on Wikipedia. Law schools will be taking enough of my money, they deserve nothing more.

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Re: No Scholarship Money = No Donation after Graduation?

Postby Pumpkin_Pie » Thu Feb 14, 2013 7:50 pm

cinephile wrote:I wouldn't donate even with a full scholarship. I don't donate to any other service provider after using their services, law school is no different.


My UG fundraising dept is the worst. I once had a meeting with her to get funds for a student event. She was talking smack about alumnae who have iPhones but don't donate to the school. Seriously? The bar is set that low?
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Re: No Scholarship Money = No Donation after Graduation?

Postby ph14 » Thu Feb 14, 2013 7:51 pm

I think this is a pretty good rule of thumb. If I ever decided I wanted to give back to my school I would just set up an outside scholarship and give the money directly to the students or whatever I wanted to fund.

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Postby sidhesadie » Thu Feb 14, 2013 9:16 pm

ph14 wrote:I think this is a pretty good rule of thumb. If I ever decided I wanted to give back to my school I would just set up an outside scholarship and give the money directly to the students or whatever I wanted to fund.



This. Or possibly a napping room. Because that would be good.

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Re: No Scholarship Money = No Donation after Graduation?

Postby Dany » Thu Feb 14, 2013 9:18 pm

I got a scholarship and I still wouldn't donate to a freaking law school.

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Postby Dany » Thu Feb 14, 2013 9:19 pm

I'd send some money to a Bama football recruit though.

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Postby Bronck » Thu Feb 14, 2013 9:39 pm

cinephile wrote:I wouldn't donate even with a full scholarship. I don't donate to any other service provider after using their services, law school is no different.

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Postby Tom Joad » Thu Feb 14, 2013 9:43 pm

If I had the means someday, I would definitely fund a professorship or an expanded faculty lounge.

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Re: No Scholarship Money = No Donation after Graduation?

Postby Aqualibrium » Thu Feb 14, 2013 9:48 pm

I'll donate for sure. I had named scholarships that covered full tuition/fees and were provided by individual donors each year of law school. I feel obligated to direct funds to the school in a way that is similar if I ever have the means to do so.

If those weren't the circumstances, I think I'd still donate because I enjoyed my time at the school and had an objectively favorable outcome, but it wouldn't be to the same extent.

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Re: No Scholarship Money = No Donation after Graduation?

Postby Scotusnerd » Thu Feb 14, 2013 10:54 pm

Aqualibrium wrote:I'll donate for sure. I had named scholarships that covered full tuition/fees and were provided by individual donors each year of law school. I feel obligated to direct funds to the school in a way that is similar if I ever have the means to do so.

If those weren't the circumstances, I think I'd still donate because I enjoyed my time at the school and had an objectively favorable outcome, but it wouldn't be to the same extent.


I'm glad you feel that way. (No, I don't mean this sarcastically, despite what I said earlier)

I personally can't justify it in my situation, but schools need people to donate to keep going. They're sometimes a lot of the reason people get scholarships in the first place.

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Re: No Scholarship Money = No Donation after Graduation?

Postby dingbat » Thu Feb 14, 2013 11:15 pm

I'd offer to renovate the bathroom if they put up a plaque:

toilet donated by dingbat family
This flush is on us

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Re: No Scholarship Money = No Donation after Graduation?

Postby 20130312 » Thu Feb 14, 2013 11:15 pm

cinephile wrote:I wouldn't donate even with a full scholarship. I don't donate to any other service provider after using their services, law school is no different.

This. Fuck 'em.

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Re: No Scholarship Money = No Donation after Graduation?

Postby Ruxin1 » Thu Feb 14, 2013 11:22 pm

Dany wrote:I'd send some money to a Bama football recruit though.


HB furiously giving away land in exchange for LOI's.

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Re: No Scholarship Money = No Donation after Graduation?

Postby thomas7669 » Fri Feb 15, 2013 2:14 am

If I ever get the funds, I'll donate money to admitted students who decide NOT to attend. This is for law school in general. This isnt a jab at my school.

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Re: No Scholarship Money = No Donation after Graduation?

Postby HBBJohnStamos » Fri Feb 15, 2013 2:23 am

Ruxin1 wrote:
Dany wrote:I'd send some money to a Bama football recruit though.


HB furiously giving away land in exchange for LOI's.


:lol:

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Re: No Scholarship Money = No Donation after Graduation?

Postby prezidentv8 » Fri Feb 15, 2013 2:26 am

kalvano wrote:I won't donate money until they fire the dean and I pay off my loans.


InGoodFaith wrote:
cinephile wrote:I wouldn't donate even with a full scholarship. I don't donate to any other service provider after using their services, law school is no different.

This. Fuck 'em.

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Re: No Scholarship Money = No Donation after Graduation?

Postby akasabian » Fri Feb 15, 2013 3:12 am

Pumpkin_Pie wrote:
cinephile wrote:I wouldn't donate even with a full scholarship. I don't donate to any other service provider after using their services, law school is no different.


My UG fundraising dept is the worst. I once had a meeting with her to get funds for a student event. She was talking smack about alumnae who have iPhones but don't donate to the school. Seriously? The bar is set that low?


I know that a lot of schools care more about the number of alumni who donate over the amount each donate. The theory that it is better to have 15 donors give $5 each instead of 2 giving $40 each.

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Re: No Scholarship Money = No Donation after Graduation?

Postby cinephile » Fri Feb 15, 2013 8:27 am

akasabian wrote:I know that a lot of schools care more about the number of alumni who donate over the amount each donate. The theory that it is better to have 15 donors give $5 each instead of 2 giving $40 each.


It's not what they care about, it's more like why in god's name would I donate? If I buy an iphone, I pay the price of the phone and I'm done with it. And I don't ge emails every so often from Apple asking me for a donation. School is just the same. It's not a charity.

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Re: No Scholarship Money = No Donation after Graduation?

Postby dixiecupdrinking » Fri Feb 15, 2013 12:07 pm

I'd give my school $50 for every 1% by which they reduced the cost of attendance.

They're not getting shit from me as long as they're putting each class deeper into debt than the one before.




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