The Young Alumni Leadership Council (YALC) is the primary volunteer leadership group for alumni of the 10 most recent Juris Doctor classes at UNC School of Law.
The YALC works with the Office of Advancement at Carolina Law to educate peers and encourage annual financial support of the law school by engaging young alumni in the process of philanthropic giving. Its goal is to develop a foundation of donors who will support Carolina Law and help maintain its position as one of the nation’s leading globally eminent public law schools. Established in 2020, the YALC is modeled after Carolina Law’s Campaign Steering Committee and serves as a pipeline to introduce young alumni with engagement opportunities throughout the law school.
The YALC cultivates the connection between UNC School of Law and its recent graduates. YALC members help the Office of Advancement promote a culture of philanthropic giving and build positive relationships with Carolina Law’s youngest donors and alumni.
Members of the YALC are expected to do the following:
- Serve a two-year term, with an optional third year.
- Act as advocate for Carolina Law and the Campaign for Carolina by helping to spread good news and encourage giving among their peer network through social media.
- Make an annual contribution to Carolina Law at the Leadership Giving level ($1,000 for the year or $84/month) or monthly gift (of an amount that is reflective of ability) to any area of choice. Following a two-year grace period (July 1, 2020 through June 30, 2022) due to the COVID-19 global pandemic, giving requirements will be $1,000/year for all members.
- Through direct solicitation, encourage at least fifteen (15) young alumni not currently giving to join in supporting Carolina Law each fiscal year.