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Issue: Spring 2021 | Section: Impact

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George Jenkins hugging friend George Jenkins hugging friend

Impact Spring 2021

Alumnus Commits to Appalachian Roots with New Scholarship Fund

Drawing on a growing concern for the region where he grew up and the country at large, George Jenkins, ’66, along with his wife, Gina, decided to launch the Gina and George Jenkins Aspirational Scholarship Fund, with the goal of benefiting students from central Appalachia.

James J. White James J. White

Impact Spring 2021

Legendary Professor Inspires Scholarship in His Honor

For almost five decades, Professor James J. White, ’62, has been one of Michigan Law’s most revered professors, challenging and inspiring thousands of students in and out of the classroom. Today, he remains a beloved figure in the Quad, and the Professor James J. White Scholarship Fund has been established in his honor by several dedicated alumni. 

Ford Wheatley Ford Wheatley

Impact Spring 2021

For Denver-based Donor, Upholding Democratic Institutions Starts at Law School

Throughout his career in law and local government, Ford Wheatley, ’79, has firmly believed in the strength of American institutions and the nation’s democratic legacy. With a desire to ensure that this legacy endures for future generations, Wheatley established an endowed fund at the Law School to support research, teaching, and activities that reinforce the pillars of democracy.

Trisha Rich Trisha Rich

Impact Spring 2021

For One Alumna, It’s All About Her Peers in Life, Work, and Giving Back

Trisha Rich has remained involved with Michigan Law as a dedicated volunteer since she graduated in 2005, even serving as co-chair of her alumni reunion committee for her five-, 10-, and 15-year milestones. “I love the education I received and the doors that Michigan Law has opened for me,” says Rich. “But the most important things I take from Ann Arbor are the dozens of important, tangible, real relationships with people I very much care about.” 

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Impact Spring 2021

Recent Gifts: Spring 2021

Giving to Michigan Law is an investment in the future of legal education, and private support ensures that the excellence that has distinguished Michigan-trained lawyers continues for generations to come.