Giving Societies

Giving Societies

The University of Miami School of Law owes special thanks to a select group of alumni who have made a vital commitment to help the School continue its growth as a premier educator of tomorrow's leaders. This group, along with other friends of the Law School, are members of an elite group of donors who demonstrate the significance of leadership giving and inspire others to follow.

Dean's Circle

Dean's CircleAnnual membership to the Dean's Circle starts with a contribution of $1,000 (Judges $500 to $999*).  All contributions are tax deductible. Further, as a Dean's Circle member, you will be invited to a variety of lunches, receptions and other special events throughout the year.

Dean's Circle membership also entitles you to recognition as a member of the James W. McLamore Society at the University of Miami. Make a Gift Today!

James W. McLamore Society Giving Levels (see Members)

  • Philanthropist ($25,000 or more)
  • Benefactors ($10,000 to $24,999)
  • Partners ($5,000 to $9,999)
  • Friends ($2,500 to $4,999)
  • Associates ($1,000 to $2,499)
  • Judges* ($500 to $999)

Dean's Circle Young Alumni Leadership Level 

UM Law SealAlumni who have graduated within the last 10 years qualify for membership in the Dean's Circle Young Alumni Leadership level as well as the University’s Royal Palm Society. Make a Gift Today!


Royal Palm Society Giving Levels

  • Partners $500 to $999
  • Friends $250 to $499
  • Associates $100 to $249

* Note: Annual membership is based on fiscal year June 1 - May 31. Judges gift level qualifies for membership in the University’s Royal Palm Society as a Partner.

Heritage Society 

Heritage SocietyMeet the challenges of tomorrow by creating a legacy today.

The Heritage Society honors individuals who have provided a testamentary or planned gift to the University of Miami School of Law. We gratefully acknowledge those Alumni and Friends who have included the School of Law in their estate planning.

 Heritage Society Members

Georgina and Francisco R. Angones, JD '76
Emerson L. Allsworth, JD '52
Sarah Nesbitt Artecona, Esq.
Hilarie Bass, JD ‘81
Eugene G. Beckham, JD '82
Raymond F. Benkoczy, JD '89
Joan A. Berk, JD '69
Honorable Miette K. Burnstein, JD ‘61
Renee and Francis Citera, JD ‘83
Robert B. Cole* 
Nicholas A. Crane, JD '53
The Honorable A. Jay Cristol, JD '59
Reba Engler Daner*
Thomas B. DeWolf, JD '53
Ira M. Elegant, BBA '63, JD '66
Marcia and Aaron Foosaner, JD ‘52
Rob Walker Freer, JD '74
Donn C. Fullenweider
Charles K. George, JD '54
Barton S. Goldberg, JD '57
Edward I. Golden, JD '77
Gary W. Gomoll, LLME '81*
Cynthia Beamish, Esq. and Michael F. Guilford, JD ‘85
Marie B. Harms*
Lydia and Burton Harrison, JD '52
Rolf Hastings, JD '50
Ralph Hauser, JD ‘51*
Larry J. Hoffman, JD '54
Cami G. Hofstadter, Ph.D., MCL '71
Honorable Murray Z. Klein, JD '52 *
Eleanora and Burton Landy, JD '52
Diana and George N. Leader, JD '51
Peter D. Lederer, Esq.
Sondra R. Linden, JD ‘62
John Franklin Lisk, JD '77
Marvin S. Maltzman, JD '61
Ray E. Marchman, Jr., JD '61
M. Minnette Massey, JD '51

H. Jack Miller, JD '51
Milton Miller, JD '55
Patrick H. Neale, JD '78
David Noble, JD '01
Valerie Odell, Esq.
Kathleen O’Donnell, JD ‘77
Claude Olds*
Kyle Paige, JD ‘89
Honorable Peter Palermo, JD ‘50
Sheldon Bruce Palley, JD '57
Linda and Patrick A. Podsaid, JD '63
Ronald B. Ravikoff, JD '77
Robert A. Robbins, JD '74
Lawrence B. Rodgers, JD '67
Professor Keith S. Rosenn
Charles L. Ruffner, JD '64
Irving Rutkin, DDS*
Bertley Sager, JD '49*
Barbara and Herbert E. Saks, JD '56
Richard M. Sepler, JD '56
Marilyn and Ronald Shapo, JD ‘66
Edward R. Shohat, AB '69, JD '72
Lawrence M. Shoot, JD '68
H. Allan Shore, JD '71
Sheryl and Bernard Siegel, JD ‘75
Laurie S. Silvers, JD '77 and Mitchell Rubinstein
H.T. Smith, JD ‘ 73
Matthew Joseph Soltysiak, JD '54 *
Bernard Dane Stein, JD '71
Ms. Teresa J. Verges
Edward J. Waldron, Sr., JD ‘69
Adele T. Weaver, JD '60 *
Marvin I. Wiener, JD '57
Jeanne M. Wigder, JD '81
Edward A. Willinger, JD ‘53*
Richard A. Wolfe, JD '92
Burton Young, JD '50
Robert E. Ziegler, JD '53

* Deceased