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Paul S. Levy, Chairman of the Board of Overseers

Donors are Fêted at Annual Benefactors Dinner at the Law School

An annual tradition was made more festive in October when the Law School celebrated a gift made in honor of Saul Fox L’78 last summer. The gift established the Saul A. Fox Distinguished Professorship of Business Law and the associated Fox Endowed Research Fund. The Distinguished Chair, the most prestigious form of endowed professorship at Penn, was created through a $4 million gift from the Winding Way Foundation of the Jewish Community Foundation’s Endowment Fund in honor of Mr. Fox who also serves as a member of its Board of Overseers. This is the largest single gift establishing a chair in the history of the University of Pennsylvania. The purpose of the gift is to enrich the academic resources of the University of Pennsylvania Law School. Professor Edward B. Rock, who was named the inaugural Saul A. Fox Distinguished Professor of Law holds a primary appointment to the faculty of the Law School and a secondary appointment to the faculty of Penn’s Wharton School.

Valla Amsterdam (right)

Paul S. Levy L’72,Chairman of the Board of Overseers, presented Mr. Foxwith the Law School’s medallion in gratitude for his service to the Law School. In accepting the award, Mr. Fox said, “I will be forever grateful for having been accepted to this Law School. Penn provided me the academic scholarships that really allowed me to enjoy the academic experience in those three years. Finally, Penn provided me with a clearly superior legal education particularly in tax law, which became my first calling, and my essential springboard for everything that transpired thereafter, both professionally and vocationally.” University President Dr. Judith Rodin thanked Saul Fox and the assembled guests for their philanthropy to the Law School in the previous academic year.

Paul Port W'34, L'37 Memorialized in Scholarship

Paul Port W’34, L’37, who died in 1996, has been remembered by Julia
Walther
, a former client of his, who established The Paul Port Memorial Scholarship at Penn Law School. The scholarship will be awarded to undergraduate students enrolled in the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and have submatriculated in the Law School. Mr. Port was Of Counsel at Sewell & Riggs in Houston, Texas.

 
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