Attending the WLAMF's Annual Reception or making a donation are powerful ways to show support for women's education. Support makes sense for a number of reasons:
- Good Company. Generous contributions during 2012 were made by General Motors, the Albert & Doris Pitt Foundation, the Culinary Challenge Committee, the Dickinson Wright Women's Network, the Garvey Family Fund, Bodman PLC, Carole Chiamp, Barris Sott Denn & Driker, PLLC, Sue Ellen Eisenberg & Associates, Dykema Gossett, Kerr Russell & Weber, PLC, the Hon. Pamela Harwood, and Schoenherr, Cahill & Warnez, PC.
- Community Connections. As the Chairman of Bodman PLC, Ralph McDowell, observed: "The scholarship program is an important component in furthering the legal education of young women attorneys in our State. The WLAMF scholarships helps them to become outstanding lawyers and contributors to their communities. The recipients are, as low students, already accomplished and involved."
- Low Administrative Costs. The WLAM Foundation leverages relationships and volunteer time to keep its administrative costs well below average, ensuring that contributions have real impact.
- History. In the past 17 years, the WLAM Foundation has awarded $439,500 to nearly 200 outstanding women law students.
- Meaningful Scholarship Amounts. Generous support from donors allowed the WLAMF to increase awards in 2012 from $2,500 to $3,000 per student.