A Message from Executive Director John Bergholz

Executive Director John Bergholz

The fiscal year that ended on August 31, 2016, saw a 27% increase in gifts from individuals. Of course, we had a very significant gift from Antonio Romanucci (’85), but we also saw other individuals renew donations at higher levels.

Our new reunion program also added to some of the success we saw in increased individual contributions. The Classes of 1966, 1976, 1991, 2006, and 2010 held reunions and most had a class gift component. Reunion attendance was much higher than in years past as alumni reached out to other alumni to encourage participation. G. Grant Dixon III was especially helpful as he worked on his class reunion with Jeanine Cunningham, Mike Walsh, and Michele Hendrickson. In addition, Grant was kind enough to underwrite his class reunion and opened the festivities to two other classes as they enjoyed the State Street space. Other class reunion chairs were Jim Stortzum and Hon. Thomas Nowinski.

The Trial Advocacy Competitions have received support for this new academic year thanks to the support of alumni Joseph Mirabelli (’81), Richard Colombik (’80), and Mark Pedowitz (’78). In addition, internships for students interested in pursuing careers in public interest law continue to be funded thanks to the generosity of the Alvin H. Baum Family Fund and Joel Friedman (’75).

The retirement of Professor Bill Caruso has generated support for a scholarship in his honor for the Fair Housing Clinic. The effort currently underway is being led by Steve Dane and others.

Finally, outgoing Dean John Corkery has also consented to have money raised in his name for a “John E. Corkery Scholarship Fund.” We think this is a fitting and proper way to acknowledge and thank Dean Corkery for his many years of service on the faculty and as dean.

We thank you and everyone else who has supported the school and hope that you will do so again this fiscal year, which ends on August 31, 2017.

Honor Roll of Donors

The alumni and friends listed on the Honor Roll have helped make this past fiscal year particularly successful for The John Marshall Law School. With the outpouring of financial support, we were able to establish several new student scholarships, fund special programs, and sustain operating support. The law school is indebted to our donors for their belief in this institution.

Gifts shown in this report were received between September 1, 2015 and August 31, 2016.

View Honor Roll (PDF)