Partners and Friends

Funds raised by partners and friends are an important source of support for cutting-edge programs, academic initiatives, and for student scholarships. We are glad to work with corporations and foundations in particular to assure that the gifts to Cooley meet their philanthropic and community service goals.

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Our Goal

Many corporations want to combine the annual appeal for Cooley Law School with their sponsorships for special events.

A major advantage is that each business may be contacted once a year, rather than several times during the year.

Philanthropic support of education benefits everyone immeasurably. Tomorrow's leaders learn from today's leaders, and the example you set by your giving to Cooley helps ensure the success of our next generation of leaders.


Membership is the beginning of a special relationship between your company and Cooley, with the mutual goal of making a difference in legal education.

Participation in Partners and Friends signifies your company's commitment to the Cooley tradition of academic excellence in teaching students the knowledge, skills, and ethics needed to be a success in the law and a valuable member of society.

Participation Levels

Receipt of your corporate donation will enable:

What payment options are available?

Please indicate your preference on the pledge form. (PDF)

Contact Us

Tom Garikes
Director of Major, Corporate and Foundation Giving
(517) 371-5140 ext. 2830

Pamela Heos
Director of Alumni & Donor Relations
(517) 371-5140 ext. 2014

You can make your gift by credit card or by check.

By credit card: Visa, MasterCard, Discover and American Express accepted.

Please make checks payable to: Western Michigan University Cooley Law School

Mail to:
Western Michigan University
Cooley Law School
Office of Development
300 South Capitol Avenue
Lansing, Michigan 48933