Quinn creates new endowment for scholarships
Yvonne S. Quinn, ’76, of New York City, has made a recent gift of $530,000 establishing the Yvonne S. Quinn Scholarship Award Fund.
Of that total, $450,000 will receive a one-to-two match from the President’s Donor Challenge, an initiative launched last fall by President Mary Sue Coleman to encourage gifts for graduate and professional student support. The matching funds will raise the level of Quinn’s new scholarship endowment to $755,000.
Quinn’s campaign giving also includes a challenge gift of $100,000 made in honor of her 30-year reunion. She previously made a gift of $100,000 for scholarship support and is a longtime benefactor of the Law School Fund.
“I am pleased to assist the Law School in addressing its great need for scholarship support by taking advantage of the President’s Donor Challenge opportunity,” says Quinn. “Promised support from an endowed scholarship fund was a determining factor in my choosing Michigan Law over other terrific law schools 30 years ago. I want to give other students the opportunity to make that same choice. Equally important, given that the cost of a first-rate legal education has risen dramatically in recent years, Michigan Law must work even harder to ensure that the most promising students can afford to choose Michigan. I hope this fund will help.”
Upon graduation from the Law and Economics program at Michigan, Quinn initially went to work for Cravath, Swaine & Moore and then shifted to Sullivan & Cromwell in 1980 and became a partner there in 1984. She is a member of Sullivan & Cromwell’s litigation group and one of the two partners in charge of coordinating its antitrust practice, which includes antitrust litigation, counseling and global merger clearance work. She also handles a variety of commercial litigations.
Quinn serves on the University’s Tri-State Major Gifts Committee.