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Law Firm Alumni Challenge: The official results are in and...


Gordon Thomas Honeywell has officially won the inaugural Law Firm Alumni Challenge at Seattle University School of Law.


With a 91 percent participation rate, GTH just edged out Eisenhower & Carlson, at 85 percent participation, in the last seconds of the campaign, literally. The School of Law is delighted that two firms in Tacoma, the city where the law school has its roots and where Dean Clark still resides, top the Challenge results. This increased support for Seattle University School of Law and for its mission and students is extraordinary.


All six founding firms - Davis Wright Tremaine, Eisenhower & Carlson, Foster Pepper, Gordon Thomas Honeywell, K&L Gates and Perkins Coie - were successful, and the leadership teams comprised of both partners and associates are to be commended for their commitment to this new initiative. The alumni leadership did an outstanding job of presenting the case for support for the law school, and as many can attest, remained committed to the Challenge goals of 100% participation through the last day of the fiscal year, June 30.


With official results in, there is indeed much to celebrate:

  • 54 percent of the alumni at the six firms participated
  • 50 percent of the gifts came from alumni who were first-time donors to the School of Law
  • A number of participants commented that this was a great vehicle through which to meet other SU alums

Gordon Thomas Honeywell has ultimate bragging rights but the success belongs to everyone who took part – both the Challenge leadership and the alumni who participated, for their involvement and support. Also, a special thank you goes to Founding Chair Ted Collins, a distinguished practitioner in residence at the law school, SU Trustee, and Of Counsel at Perkins Coie, who provided leadership to the overall Challenge.


The 2009-10 fiscal year has just begun and plans are already underway for the second year of the Challenge. To involve your firm or organization, or to get more information, e-mail the Development Office.



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