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College of Law

Florida State University


2007 Press Releases

Anonymous Donors Make $1 Million Gift to Law School

Jan 01, 2007

TALLAHASSEE - A Florida State University College of Law graduate and his wife, who have asked to remain anonymous, have made a commitment to the law school of $1,000,001, to be paid over four years, to create an Endowment for Excellence.

The income distributed from this endowment can be used, at the discretion of the law school, for purposes that include student scholarships (merit- or need-based), merit incentives for faculty and funding for co-curricular or other student activities. This gift will be eligible for a 75 percent match from the State of Florida. The $750,000 state match will also be put into the permanent endowment, creating a total endowment of $1,750,001.

“This major gift assures the law school of a perpetual stream of discretionary income that can be used to seize opportunities for excellence in the decades ahead,” said Don Weidner, the dean of the law school. 

January 2007