SEPTEMBER 12, 2011—"We wanted to respond as leaders in this commitment," says Lowell Stortz, President of Leonard, Street and Deinard P.A., of the $500,000 gift commitment by the firm and the Leonard, Street and Deinard Foundation to the Law School’s GENERATIONS Campaign. "The economic climate and the need to support our valuable educational institutions make it even more important to support the Law School now, and we are sure that others will follow suit."
Half ($250,000) of the generous commitment pledges outright gift support in each of the next five years for Leonard, Street and Deinard Foundation Scholarships to assist in attracting an increasingly diverse student body. Leonard, Street and Deinard began supporting the Law School with diversity scholarships in 2001.
Twenty percent ($100,000) of the gift establishes the Leonard, Street and Deinard Business Initiatives Fund to support efforts to strengthen educational programs related to business and business law, and to advance partnerships between the Law School and the business and business law communities. The fund is to be used at the Dean’s discretion.
Thirty percent ($150,000) of the commitment creates the permanently endowed Amos S. and Benedict S. Deinard/Leonard, Street and Deinard Scholarship Fund to honor two of the firm’s memorable founders, both members of the class of 1921. Their standards of excellence, scholarship, and community involvement continue to be hallmarks of Leonard, Street and Deinard. The first recipient of this scholarship will be named in the 2012-13 school year.