Major Gifts Officer
Fordham University School of Law
New York, NY
Fordham University School of Law (Fordham Law) is one of Fordham
University’s professional graduate schools. In the 2022 edition of
U.S. News & World Report, released March 2021, Fordham Law
ranked No. 35 among the 198 U.S. law schools included, and the Law
School’s evening program as the No. 3 best in the United States.
Fordham Law’s programs are ranked among the top 25 in the country:
Trial Advocacy (No. 8), Dispute Resolution (No. 17), International
Law (No. 18), and Clinical Training (No. 19). National Law Journal
ranked Fordham Law No. 17 in its “Go-To Law School” ranking, which
is determined by the percentage of graduates that find associate
jobs in the largest 100 law firms.
With a dedicated facility at Fordham’s Lincoln Center campus,
Fordham Law is one of eight American Bar Association-approved law
schools in New York City. Fordham Law is a vibrant, collaborative,
and diverse community of dedicated faculty and students who are
working together to master the law, to understand its role in
advancing justice, and to ensure that justice is accessible to
Fordham Law is at a pivotal and exciting moment in its history.
In addition to enhancing its reputation as a nationally-acclaimed,
go-to law school for all practices, Fordham Law is expanding to
provide students with a world-class education that prepares them
for emerging and alternative careers in law, including technology
law, compliance, and the usage of artificial intelligence.
To help fulfill its institutional vision, Fordham Law seeks a
Major Gifts Officer who will increase participation in annual and
major giving. S/he will carry a portfolio of 120 to 150 major gift
prospects including alumni, parents, and friends of Fordham
University School of Law. The successful candidate will partner
with faculty, senior administrators, and volunteers to secure major
gift commitments at the five, six, and seven figure ranges. These
gifts provide important support for financial aid, new academic
initiatives, facilities, ongoing expenses, and support of the
Feerick Center for Social Justice.
The Major Gifts Officer will report to the Senior Executive
Director of Development and Campaigns for the School of Law. S/he
will partner with the School of Law’s development staff, research
staff in the University’s Office of Development and Alumni
Relations, Fordham Law Alumni Association staff, and Fordham staff
Fordham University School of Law has retained Freeman Philanthropic Services, LLC
to facilitate this executive recruitment. Please send confidential
inquiries and applications directly to Freeman Philanthropic
Services, LLC via e-mail at FordhamMGO@glfreeman.com.