BLOOMINGTON, Ind. -- The Indiana University Maurer School of Law has received major gifts totaling $8.9 million from friends and alumni during the past six months. The funds will support the school's mission of ensuring an affordable, high-quality legal education, preparing students for successful global careers in law and advancing important interdisciplinary scholarship.
The most recent gifts helped the school surpass its $60 million goal for For All: The Indiana University Bicentennial Campaign, boosting the school's total campaign gifts to almost $63 million.
"We are thrilled that so many loyal alumni and friends, through donations, estate gifts and other contributions, have made such an indelible impact on the law school," said Lisa G. Hosey, executive director of development at the law school.
Along with her colleagues in the Lotz Office of Alumni and Development, Hosey has helped raise more than $150 million to support the law school over the past 15 years. In the last few months of the campaign alone, major gifts were made by:
- Alfred C. Aman and Carol Greenhouse to establish the Alfred C. Aman Chair in Administrative Law. Aman is the Roscoe C. O'Byrne Professor of Law Emeritus and an internationally known expert on administrative law and globalization. He served as dean of the law school from 1991 to 2002.
- Catherine A. Conway, '78, a labor and employment lawyer and partner at Gibson Dunn & Crutcher in Los Angeles, and a member of the law school's Academy of Law Alumni Fellows and its Board of Visitors.
- Kathleen A. DeLaney, '95, and Ann M. DeLaney, '77, to encourage women to develop careers as litigators. The school's Moot Court Room has been named in their honor. Kathleen's daughter and Ann's granddaughter, Emma Strenski, '22, represents the third generation of women from the same family to attend the law school -- a first in the school's history. Kathleen DeLaney is a member of the law school's Board of Visitors, and Ann DeLaney is an emerita member.
- Scott N. Flanders, '82, CEO of eHealth Inc. in Mountain View, California, and a member of the law school's Board of Visitors.
- Roger T. Stelle, '70, and Linda Stelle. Roger Stelle is a founding partner of Meltzer Purtill & Stelle LLC, a firm of 40 lawyers based in Schaumburg, Illinois, with offices in Chicago and Denver.
- Kellye Y. Testy, '91, president and CEO of the Law School Admission Council in Newton, Pennsylvania, former dean of the University of Washington School of Law and a member of the Maurer School of Law's Board of Visitors.
- Patrick J. "Rick" Turner, '82, president of Dynaprop Development Corp., a real estate development firm based in Chicago.
"We are incredibly grateful for the tremendous generosity of our alumni and our friends," said Austen L. Parrish, dean and the James H. Rudy Professor of Law. "Our alumni have made such a difference, helping our students graduate with significantly less debt than their peers at many other schools. Each year, between 25 and 35 percent of our students graduate with no student loan debt.
"Our alumni generosity has also enabled us to recruit influential legal scholars and fabulous classroom instructors, update and renew our facilities, and create new programs that provide exceptional learning opportunities for our students, while supporting local Hoosiers in need."
Other major gifts to the Bicentennial Campaign include a $20 million planned gift from Lowell E. Baier, '64, for long-term building refurbishment, and $7.7 million from Milton and Judi Stewart in support of the school's Milt and Judi Stewart Center on the Global Legal Profession, along with a professorship for its director. During the campaign, over 5,300 alumni and friends contributed to the school.