Lockhart Club Members at a fundraising event

William B. Lockhart Club

The Lockhart Club is Minnesota Law’s leadership annual giving society. With five different giving levels, the Lockhart Club brings together generations of alumni and friends who generously express their support with annual gifts of $2,000 or more, or as part of Lockhart GOLD for recent graduates. The loyal generosity of our Lockhart Club members helps us to recruit and retain world-class faculty, attract promising and diverse students, and create transformational programs that train our students and benefit our communities.


Binger Circle $25,000+

Named for legendary lawyer-leader and philanthropist James H. Binger ’41, the Binger Circle consists of the Law School’s most generous supporters. Members of the Binger Circle ensure our alumni, faculty, and students can solve today’s grand challenges.


Fraser Society $10,000-$24,999

As Dean, Everett Fraser helped bring the Law School to national prominence. Today, members of the Fraser Society help secure the Law School’s place at the forefront of legal education.


Dean's Circle $5,000-$9,999+

Since its founding in 1888, the Law School has been led by distinguished Deans. Members of the Dean's Circle build on their example and help ensure the Law School graduates the next generation of future lawyers.


Murphy Society $2,000-$4,999+

Judge Diana Murphy ’74 was a champion of justice and opportunity for all, and promoted education as a means to improve everyone's lives. Members of the Murphy Society honor her legacy through their generous support of the Law School.


As a member of the Lockhart Club, you can look forward to:

  • Invitation to the annual Lockhart Club dinner
  • Recognition in the Law School’s annual report, magazine, and online donor listings
  • Your name appearing on the Law School’s donor recognition wall displayed in the Dorsey & Whitney Foyer
  • A unique Lockhart Club lapel pin
  • Special recognition at Law School events
  • A special Lockhart Club insider newsletter
  • Invitations to exclusive events 

Now is the perfect time to join this esteemed group of alumni and friends of the Law School who are making a difference in the lives of tomorrow’s lawyer-leaders. To join today, simply make a gift of $2,000 or more, or set up a monthly recurring gift of $167 online.

If you have questions or would like more information about joining the Lockhart Club, please contact Katie Jacob at kldjacob@umn.edu.

Lockhart GOLD (Graduates of the Last Decade)

Are you a GOLD alumni (Graduate Of the Last Decade)? Are you interested in making important connections in the legal community that will help build your career? Do you want to give back in a meaningful way to support the education of the next generation of Minnesota Law students?

If you answered yes, this is your GOLD’n opportunity! Giving back to your law school alma mater can be a mark of gratitude, an indicator of leadership and a vote of confidence in Minnesota Law. By joining the Lockhart Club at a special rate offered ONLY to GOLD alumni, you not only make a difference for Minnesota Law students, but you are eligible for exclusive networking events, like the annual Lockhart Club dinner. The next annual dinner is September 19, 2023; join now and add your name to the list of next year’s invites.

Years From GraduationGraduation YearFiscal Year (July 1-June 30) GOLD Giving Level
1 year out2023$10 per month (or $120 annually)
2-4 years out2022, 2021, 2020 $25 per month (or $300 annually)
5th reunion year-7 years out2019, 2018, 2017 $50 per month (or $600 annually)
8 years out-10th reunion year2016, 2015, 2014$100 per month (or $1,200 annually)
Beyond 10th reunion year2013 and prior$167 per month or approximately $2,000 annually (full Lockhart Club)

Ask us about firm matches. Employer matches count toward your special GOLD membership rate! Contact Katie Jacob at kldjacob@umn.edu.  

Lockhart Club Donor Listing

Lockhart Club Donor Listing 2023-2024

Lockhart Club Donor Listing 2022-2023

Lockhart Club Donor Listing 2021-2022

Lockhart Club Donor Listing 2020-2021

Lockhart Club Donor Listing 2019-2020

Upcoming Lockhart Club Events

The 2023 William B. Lockhart Club Dinner will be held the evening of Tuesday, September 19, 2023 at McNamara Alumni Center on the University of Minnesota’s East Bank. This annual event is an invitation-only dinner and program for members of the Lockhart Club. The program is also live-streamed virtually for those members who are unable to attend in-person. 

For more information or to learn about how to become a Lockhart Club member, please contact Katie Jacob, Assistant Director of Annual Giving, at (612) 624-0097 or kldjacob@umn.edu.