Recent Gifts

Richard R. Burns, ’71, and Elizabeth M. Burns made a recent additional gift commitment of $225,000, which will support the Richard and Elizabeth Burns Debt Management Fund, the Law School Fund, and the Michigan Law Scholarship Fund in Honor of the Women of the Class of ’71. These gifts are in honor of Richard’s 50th class reunion.

Kerry GalvinKerry Galvin, ’86, made a gift of $50,000 to the Law School Fund in honor of her 35th class reunion. Now retired from her legal practice, Galvin serves in volunteer leadership roles at several Houston-based nonprofit organizations, including as a member of the board of directors of the Houston Zoo. She also serves on the board of Orion Engineered Carbons, a publicly traded company. 

David L. Haron, ’69, made a gift of $50,000 to the Law School Fund. He is of counsel to Hoyer Law Group PLLC in Farmington Hills, Michigan; Tampa, Florida; and Washington, DC, where he specializes in False Claims Act cases.

Sophia HudsonSophia Hudson, ’06, celebrated her 15th class reunion by making a significant gift to the Law School Fund (LSF). A partner at Kirkland & Ellis LLP in New York, she advises companies on securities laws, corporate governance, complex financing, and mergers and acquisitions. Hudson was recently appointed national chair of the LSF, a volunteer position that engages alumni in raising contributions for the fund, which supports all aspects of life and learning in the Quad. “I am very grateful to have studied at Michigan Law, where numerous professors challenged me and bolstered my confidence as I embarked upon my legal career,” she says. “I am pleased to make this gift to the Law School Fund and hope to lead by example by spearheading efforts to grow this incredibly important resource for our students.”

Brain MotoBrian T. Moto, ’85, documented a $100,000 bequest to establish the Kaoru and Violet Moto Scholarship Fund in honor of his late parents and in celebration of his 35th class reunion. The fund will support Law School students from the state of Hawaii, where Brian’s parents resided and where he currently lives and works as special assistant to the chancellor at the University of Hawai’i Maui College. 

David C. Patterson, ’74, and his wife CarolynDavid C. Patterson, ’74, and his wife Carolyn, made an additional gift of $1 million to the David and Carolyn Patterson Darrow Scholarship Fund. The couple resides in Columbus, Ohio. 

Sanford “Sandy” E. Perl, ’90, and Jody S. PerlSanford “Sandy” E. Perl, ’90, and Jody S. Perl made an additional gift of $50,000 to the Sanford E. and Jody S. Perl Scholarship Fund in honor of Sandy’s 30th class reunion. The Perl Scholarship supports students who exhibit an interest in advancing a strong relationship between the United States and Israel. Sandy is a senior partner at Kirkland & Ellis in Chicago, where he focuses on mergers and acquisitions. 

Bill Rainey, ’71, and his wife, Cindy,Bill Rainey, ’71, and his wife, Cindy, made a gift of $50,000 to the Law School Fund in honor of Bill’s 50th reunion. The couple resides near Tucson, Arizona. 

Richard Riggs and wife Judith Richard A. Riggs, ’74, and Judith C. Riggs made a gift of $100,000 to establish the Richard and Judy Riggs Family Scholarship. Richard is of counsel at McAfee & Taft in Oklahoma City, where he concentrates his practice on real estate and other commercial transactions. 

Jeff RubensteinJeffrey C. Rubenstein, ’66, made an additional gift of $125,000 to the Jeffrey and Susan Rubenstein Scholarship Fund. He is a principal at Much Shelist PC in Chicago, where he practices business law. 

Stefan “Stef” Tucker, ’63, and his wife, Marilyn, BEd ’62, made an additional gift of $100,000 to the Stefan & Marilyn Tucker Scholarship. Stefan retired in 2020 from Venable LLP in Washington, DC, and is an adjunct professor at Michigan Law.

Leslie Chambers Strohm, ’81, and Paul E. Strohm documented a bequest to establish the Leslie Chambers Strohm and Paul Edward Strohm Endowment Fund, which will be used to support faculty salaries, student scholarships, and summer fellowships at the Law School. The couple resides in Chapel Hill, North Carolina.