Donor Recognition

The Law School recognizes annual paid gifts, cumulative lifetime giving and planned gifts in the three societies described below.  In addition, there are named giving opportunities available for specifically designated donations.  For more information on donor recognition, please contact Anita Herrmann, Director, External Relations & Communications, Osgoode Hall Law School at 416-736-5364.

The Osgoode Hall Law School Fund

Alumni and friends are recognized in our annual Report on Giving based on paid gifts to Osgoode Hall Law School in the last fiscal year (April 1 to May 31). The gift societies are named in honour of the first five deans for their contribution to building an institution that is internationally recognized for its excellence in legal education.

William A. Reeve Circle – $10,000 plus
1889 – 1894

Newman W. Hoyles Circle – $5,000 to $9,999
1894 – 1923

John D. Falconbridge Circle – $1,000 to $4,999
1923 – 1948

Charles E. Smalley-Baker Circle – $500 to $999
1949 – 1958

H. Allan Leal Circle – $100 to $499
1958 – 1966

The William Osgoode Society

Named after the first Chief Justice of Upper Canada, the Society reflects the School’s long history and important influence on legal education. Members in the Society include individuals, law firms, foundations and associations whose cumulative paid gifts total more than $25,000.  All members will be recognized annually in the Osgoode Hall Law School Report on Giving and on the Donor Wall located on the second floor of the Law School.  Those members who have given more than $100,000 will also be recognized in the York University Honour Court.

Philanthropist $5 million +

Founder $1 million to $4,999,999

Builder $500,000 to $999,999

Patron $250,000 to $499,999

Benefactor $100,000 to $249,999

Fellow $50,000 to $99,999

Companion $25,000 to $49,999

Thomas Brown Phillips Stewart Society

The Society was created to commemorate Thomas Brown Phillips Stewart as Osgoode’s first benefactor and to honour all those who, like this generous young man, made Osgoode Hall Law School a part of their legacy through a planned gift.

Membership in the Society is offered to those alumni and friends who wish to donate to Osgoode by means of a planned gift including charitable bequests, life insurance or other future arrangements.  All members will be recognized annually in the Osgoode Hall Law School Report on Giving.