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Gifts in Support of Golkin Hall

John Berylson made a major gift for the naming of the main lobby in Golkin Hall. Berylson is chairman of American Capital Access Holdings Limited and chairman and chief executive officer of Chestnut Hill Ventures LLC, as well as president of GCC Investments, Inc. He owns a professional soccer team in England.

Pamela F. Craven CW'7, L'77 and husband William made a substantial gift in support of the new Golkin Hall. Ms. Craven is senior vice president, general counsel and secretary of Araya, a worldwide provider of business communications applications, systems and services. Her daughter, Stephanie, graduated from the University of Pennsylvania in 2006.

Joseph D. Gatto L'84, WG84 and Susan Gatto have made a substantial gift to name the new Career Planning and Placement Office in Golkin Hall. He is chairman of Investment Banking for the Americas at Barclays. Mr. Gatto is a member of the Board of Overseers at Penn Law School and sits on the advisory boards for the Institute of Law and Economics and the University of Pennsylvania Journal for International Economic Law.

Antonio "Nino " Magliocco , Jr. L'77 and wife Carla Solomon donated a significant gift in support of both Golkin Hall and Annual Giving. Magliocco, a member of the Penn Law Board of Overseers, is president of Bulldog Ventures Ltd., a private equity firm specializing in the food and beverage industry.

Richard C. Pepperman II L'90 and wife Elizabeth Ann Fearon made a sizable gift to name the terrace outside the refurbished Goat area. Pepperman is a partner at Sullivan & Cromwell LLP, where he is deputy managing partner of the firm's litigation group.

Breaking New Ground

In the baking sun last July, several overseers, the dean and staff gathered to celebrate the groundbreaking heralding the start of construction on Golkin Hall. Said lead donor Perry Golkin (top): "I can't think of a law campus that will be a better place than this one. It will build our community." The $33.5 million building, which replaces Pepper Hall, will contain a state-of-the-art moot courtoom, a 350-seat auditorium, seminar rooms, faculty and administrative offices, a dramatic entry hall, and a rooftop garden. With its open spaces and natural light, the building will encourage easy interaction between students and faculty. The new building will complete a decade-long physical transformation of the Law School. Construction is scheduled for completion in January 2012.