College of Law Receives $100K Gift to Support Student Scholarships

Cincinnati, OH—Thanks to a $100,000 gift from Tom and Sally Cuni, students at the University of Cincinnati College of Law can worry a little less about law school financing. The Cuni family recently established the Tom and Sally Cuni Family Scholarship Fund which will provide financial support to any law student. This fund enables the College to continue to attract, build and support a diverse class of students. It is the sixth significant contribution donated to the law school during the 2017-2018 academic year.

We truly appreciate this gift from Tom and Sally as well as their continued support of our programs. This gift will enable the College to build upon our mission, preparing leaders to make a difference in the world.

Cuni, a double Bearcat (BA 1969, JD 1975), has a history of giving back—to the local community and the College of Law. As a partner at Cuni, Ferguson & LaVay Co., LPA, he built a successful legal career, primarily representing small businesses. Today, Cuni no longer represents clients in his legal practice; instead, he volunteers at Hamilton County Juvenile Court as an attorney for ProKids’ Guardian ad Litem group. He also spends many hours helping local non-profits and mentoring law students through the Entrepreneurship and Community Development Clinic (ECDC).  

“Tom’s support of our students is amazing.  He brings a vast amount of knowledge and experience, and passion to supervising and mentoring our students,” said Professor Lew Goldfarb, Director of the Entrepreneurship and Community Development Clinic. “Our students love working with Tom and I think he feels the same.  We are so fortunate that Tom’s involved with the ECDC.”     

Tom Giffin, Senior Director of Development, agrees. “Tom and Sally Cuni have demonstrated a strong love for the College of Law through Tom’s support of the ECDC. Their generous gift ensures that the Cuni name remains an integral part of the law school for generations.”

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