Giving Societies

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Membership in the Dean's Circle is open to supporters who make an annual gift of $1,000 during the University of Miami's fiscal year (June 1 - May 31). Members of the judiciary and those working in the public and non-profit sectors may join for a minimum gift of $500.  Young Alumni may join at lower thresholds. Members receive complimentary invitations to Dean's Circle and School of Law events and activities bringing them closer in touch with the Dean, faculty, and special guests.

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

  • 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)
  • Members of the Judiciary and those working in the public and non-profit sectors ($500 to $999)

Dean's Circle Young Alumni Leadership Level 

Alumni who have graduated within the last 10 years qualify for membership in the Dean's Circle Young Alumni Leadership level. Make a Gift Today!

  • Partners (graduates from five years to ten years out) $500 to $999
  • Associates (graduates of the past five years) $100 to $499

* Note: Annual membership is based on fiscal year June 1 - May 31.


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