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A Legacy of Generosity

Suffolk has its origins in a simple act of goodwill that took place more than a century ago. George Frost, a Boston businessman and philanthropist, offered a loan to pay the college tuition of our founder, Gleason Archer. When Archer later tried to pay back the debt, Frost refused, saying, “If you ever have the chance to pass this favor along to others, do it for me.”

Archer made good on the debt by founding Suffolk Law School. And more than 100 years later, our 23,000 alumni are using the knowledge and inspiration they gained here to change the world, change lives—and change the rules. At Suffolk, we understand the immense benefits of “paying it forward.” Grateful for what we have been given, we give back.

Your Gift Makes a Difference

Tuition and fees cover just a portion of the true cost of a Suffolk Law education. To fund the rest, we rely on the generous support of our alumni and friends.

Your gift enables the Law School to fulfill its mission: to educate highly skilled, ethical lawyers committed to public service and to making a high-quality legal education available to talented men and women regardless of their backgrounds or circumstances.

Thomas J. Ryan JD'74 received a Dean's Scholarship in his second year. “That financial assistance enabled me to finish law school,” said Ryan, who is the retired senior vice president and general counsel of PepsiCo Beverages and Foods. “We know our family has been successful and wonderfully blessed, in part because someone before me supported a scholarship fund.”

Make a gift that matters to you. Whether it's financial support or the gift of your time, there are many ways you can help the next generation of Suffolk lawyers reach their full potential.