Davis and Hamrick wins inaugural Wake Forest Law Cup Challenge

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Wake Forest Law Challenge Cup

The results are in and Davis and Hamrick has won the inaugural Wake Forest Law Cup Challenge. The Winston-Salem-based law firm had 100 percent participation in giving to their alma mater by its Wake Forest Law alumni as well as the highest average gift among the 57 law firms that participated in the challenge.

The Cup will be officially awarded to a representative of Davis and Hamrick by Interim Dean Suzanne Reynolds at Law Alumni Weekend on Oct. 17-18.

“Congratulations to Davis and Hamrick and thank you to everyone who participated in this year’s challenge,” says Steven Spencer of Wake Forest Law’s advancement team. “Because of your dedication and generosity to the law school, you were able to raise a little more than $218,000 that went directly toward financial aid. Your gifts continue to help deserving students achieve their dream of studying at Wake Forest. The impact of your kindness will be felt by many across our campus and we cannot thank you enough for your support.”

Wake Forest Law announced earlier this year the new game for participants in the Wake Forest Law Firm Challenge, which included a big, shiny crystal cup that will grace the lobby of the winning law firm as the grand prize.

“All of the attorneys at Davis & Hamrick with Wake Forest connections are proud of that relationship and proud of the legal education we received,” said former Wake Forest Law Board of Visitors Chairman Lee Davis (’77).  “We take seriously our responsibility to continue to support the Law School and in particular, the Law Fund, so that current students have the opportunities we have had. We understand the high cost of a legal education and appreciate the fact that Wake Forest Law continues to provide the highest quality legal education possible.”

Wake Forest Law Challenge Cup

The Law Firm Challenge was created more than a decade ago to promote continued excellence in legal education at Wake Forest Law. Firms with multiple Wake Forest Law alumni can participate by naming a Firm Representative to encourage and coordinate alumni donations with a goal toward achieving 100 percent giving participation.

The program’s growth has paralleled the increasing national influence of the law school. This year, 630 alumni working at firms with locations across the country participated in the program, securing vital unrestricted support for the law school. The success of this program is evident in that the giving participation rate for alumni working at participating firms is more than the rate of law alumni giving overall.

Firm participation is vital to preserving the high standards in legal education that distinguish Wake Forest Law. The annually published Firm Giving Honor Roll and the Cup Challenge celebrates those firms who have met the challenge of 100 percent alumni giving participation and recognizes their commitment to the future of the law school.

It is also published annually in the Jurist magazine and on the WFU Law School website. The program is designed to build and highlight the WFU connections that we have through many firms. The Firm Giving Program helps alumni working in different firms to unite in the common cause of supporting their alma mater.

If your law firm employs three or more WFU law alumni and you would like to participate in the next Wake Forest Law Cup Challenge, please contact Steven Spencer in the Development & Alumni Relations office via email spencesf@wfu.edu or phone 336.758.5884.