UCLA School of Law given a $5.5 alumnus gift
July 12, 2013
When alumni turn out to be successful in the real world, many then decide to honor the academic institutions that molded them into the businesspeople they became. This was the case not long ago in California.
The University of California - Los Angeles's School of Law was recently the recipient of a $5.5 million gift from alumnus Charles Williams. The money will go toward supporting leaders within the Williams Institute, a subsection of the university dedicated to studying sexual orientation and gender identity law, as well as public policy.
"With this generous gift, he continues to play a transformative role in helping the Williams Institute expand knowledge at the intersection of sexual orientation and gender identity law and policy," noted Dean Rachel Moran.
According to the institute's website, Williams has given more than $13 million to the school in the last 10 years. This trend began after Williams gave $2.5 million to create the center initially in 2001, the largest donation made to support a gay and lesbian academic program in any school.
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