Class of 2013 Gives Largest Class Gift in Law School History
Web Editor - Published: July 17, 2013

2012-13 Harrisburg Student Bar Association President Kristin Potter presents Dean Ammons with a check at the Harrisburg campus commencement ceremony.


2012-13 Delaware Student Bar Association President Vijay Yellareddigari presents Dean Ammons with a check.

The recently graduated class of 2013 left Widener Law with a powerful legacy as they showed their support for the law school with the largest class gift in history.

“When first approached with the idea of raising a combined $5,000, I was nervous about whether the campuses could do it but I knew that the dedicated students and faculty would pull together to achieve the goal,” says 2013 Harrisburg campus alum Janaki Theivakumaran, who was in charge of the class gift fundraising efforts on the Harrisburg campus.

Working together, class of 2013 stuents from both of Widener Law’s campuses exceeded that goal by raising more than $6,000. The majority of the gift will go to the Widener Law Fund. Reaching and exceeding the goal also meant that the class of 2013 succeeded in meeting a challenge posed by the Alumni Association board and president Renae Axelrod ‘91. With the students meeting their goal, the Alumni Association board has donated an additional $20,000.

“It sends a message about how the class of 2013 loves Widener University and wanted to give back to help future generations have the same experience we did. I hope the class of 2013's successes will set the standard for future classes to continue to raise the bar on supporting our law school,” Janaki concludes.