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Recent Giving

Here are a few of the most recent gifts from the many alumni and friends who are supporting all facets of the Law School’s work:

Joy and Leonard Baxt, ’72, of Washington, D.C., have made a gift of $100,000 in support of the Zell  Entrepreneurship and Law Program. Len is chairman of Dow Lohnes PLLC, where he heads the firm’s corporate practice. He joined the firm in 1972 and has been a member since 1979. The Baxts made the gift in honor of the 40-year reunion of the class of 1972, for which Len served as a co-chair. 

Marla Matz Feldman, BS ’78, DDS ’82, and Stewart Feldman, ’80
, of Houston, have made a gift of $100,000 in support of the Zell Entrepreneurship and Law Program. Stewart is the principal in the Houston-based Capstone Associated Services Ltd. and RSL Funding LLC, along with the Feldman Law Firm LLP.

John (Jay) Hodgson, ’62
, of Worcester, Massachusetts, has made a gift of $50,000 to the Law School Fund in honor of the 50-year reunion of the class of 1962. He is of counsel to the firm of Fletcher Tilton PC.

Marcia Nirenstein and David Miller, ’79
, of McLean, Virginia, have made a gift of $50,000 in support of student scholarships. David is a partner in the Northern
Virginia office of Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP, and Marcia is a partner in the Washington office of Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP. (Pictured here with daughter Lindsey, LSA ‘13.)

Nancy Quaife, BA ’66, MA ’67, JD ’78
, of New York City, has made a gift of $50,000 in support of the building project.  She works at Citibank, N.A., where she is director of Fair Lending Policy and Governance.


George Vincent, BA ’79, JD ’82, of Cincinnati, and his father, Dwight Vincent, BA ’52, JD ’57, of Dearborn Heights, Michigan, have made a gift of $100,000 to endow the Dwight H. and George H. Vincent Family Scholarship Fund. They established the scholarship in honor of their relationship and in recognition of the significant impact the University of Michigan has had on both of their lives. Dwight retired in 1995 from Clark, Klein & Beaumont (now Clark Hill), where he headed the labor law practice. George is managing partner and chairman of the board of directors of Dinsmore & Shohl LLP. George also serves on the Law School’s Development and Alumni Relations Committee.

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