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Since its founding in 1976, Cardozo School of Law has held enormous aspirations and accomplished much, seeking always to be stronger, more vital and ever more dynamic. Simultaneously, it strives to remain true to its mission of educating the finest ethically-minded attorneys—professionals who are committed to contributing to the public good.

When Yeshiva University established Cardozo, it committed to building a law school that valued excellence and the intellectual study of the law, a place where students become outstanding professionals, where ethical and moral considerations are emphasized, and where there is respect for the important role lawyers play in upholding the rule of law, shaping the democratic order, facilitating capital markets and protecting American freedoms. These aspirations guided our first days and continue to provide a compass for tomorrow.

It is through the full support of members of the Cardozo community, who have given generously, worked hard and provided friendship, that we have been able to succeed. That support is also essential to Cardozo's future. All gifts, large and small, keep Cardozo strong and secure its position at the forefront of legal education and help maintain its position as a thriving center for public affairs. For more information about the annual fund, major gift opportunitiesspecial initiatives, and ways to make a gift, visit the appropriate link, or contact the Office of Institutional Advancement.

Alumni are a significant source of financial support for Cardozo. Alumni contributions provide over $1 million for the law school’s programs and activities each year—and the need continues to grow. Your contribution will make a significant difference in areas such as scholarships, public interest, faculty support, and clinical and academic programs. You may direct your contribution to any area of your choosing or allow the dean to determine the area of greatest need.