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Major Gifts Received January 2012 - June 2012


We are very appreciative of the vision and support of our donors.  The following major gifts over the last six months range from gifts toward the new building, support for student scholarships, resources for faculty excellence, and support for our institutes, clinics, and programs.

UC Law New Building

Rick ’85 and Diana Chesley have generously pledged their support of the new building through a gift that will help move our campaign forward.

In honor of his father, the late William Dornette ’69, W. Stuart Dornette contributed a gift that will bring to life the William H. L. Dornette Moot Court Office in the new building.

Through the support of members of the firm, UC alums and non-alums alike, along with a generous matching gift from the firm, Graydon Head raised over $75,000 for the building campaign. 

Mark ’88 and Kathy Stall have made a significant investment in the new building fund. 

Student Support

Since his exoneration from a life sentence in 2005, Clarence Elkins has continued to support student scholarship at the College of Law.  Clarence and his wife, Molly, recently renewed their support of the Clarence Elkins Scholarship. 

The Robert T. Keeler Foundation made a generous contribution to the scholarship fund that honors the memory of longtime Cincinnati attorney, Robert Keeler.  This scholarship helps to provide scholarship support to students who otherwise may not have the opportunity to attend law school.

Hon. Mark Painter ’73 recently donated copies of his book, The Legal Writer: 40 Rules for the Art of Legal Writing, to all incoming 1Ls, current 2L’s, and 3L’s. 

In recognition of students’ increasing costs, the College of Law faculty came together and established the College of Law Faculty Scholarship Fund to help offset the rising cost of legal education.  To kick off this initiative, nearly $40,000 was raised.

The College of Law was remembered with a generous gift made by the estate of Cedric Vogel ’31.

Faculty Support

In honor of Victor Schwartz and his long time service to the firm, Shook Hardy Bacon made a contribution towards the Victor E. Schwartz Chair in Tort Law

Institutes, Centers, and Clinics

Hubert & Gladys Estabrook Trust, along with Porter Wright, continued their support of the Ohio Innocence Project with an additional infusion of funds, allowing the OIP to continue their hard work.

Paul D. Shurgot Foundation continued to invest in the Urban Morgan Institute for Human Rights with a generous gift, providing necessary operational support.