Wednesday, December 7, 2011
What a wonderful holiday surprise!
Retired banker and attorney Robert H. McKinney is donating $24 million to the Indiana University of Law School in the city of Indianapolis.
On Thursday afternoon, university officials announced the gift and said the law school would be renamed the University Robert H. McKinney School of Law in honor of McKinney.
The gift is the largest gift that the law school has ever received. Combined with matching funds from an IUPUI fundraising campaign, the total value rises up to $31.5 million.
The law school said that the money will fund five endowed chairs to help attract and retain nationally recognized scholars to the faculty. The gift will also create a $17.5 million endowment to fund scholarships for excelling students.
Congratulations to IUPUI Law and thanks to Robert McKinney.