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Paul & Karen Levy

PAUL AND KAREN LEVY have made a $6.2 million gift in support of the Levy Scholars program, which promotes interdisciplinary education at Penn Law. The Levy Scholars program, begun in 2003, enables students to broaden their legal education by deepening their knowledge of law-related areas such as business, medicine, engineering and communications.

A previous gift from the Levys went to the renovation and restoration of Sharswood Hall, which was rededicated as the Levy Conference Center in November 2000.

"Penn Law could not have better friends nor more devoted supporters than Paul and Karen Levy," said Penn Law Dean Michael A. Fitts. "Through his guidance and actions, Paul has been a polestar for the law school, pointing us in the direction of ever-greater eminence."

Paul Levy L’72, chairman of the law school’s board of overseers, is the founding partner and senior managing director of New York-based investment firm JLL Partners, a private equity investment firm that owns a variety of businesses with special emphasis on healthcare services and building products. He has also been chairman and chief executive officer of Lancer Industries since 1989. He has served as a member of the Board of Trustees for the Jewish Museum and Riverdale Country School, both in New York City, and is a current member of Ohr Somayach International, a teaching institution based in Jerusalem, Israel.

Levy is also a member of the advisory board of the Institute for Law & Economics and serves as a trustee of the University of Pennsylvania. Previously he served on the Dean Search Committee that appointed Michael A. Fitts as Dean and he served as co-chair of the Fundraising Committee for the Colin S. Diver Distinguished Chair in Leadership. In addition, he was host committee member for the Reception to Honor the Associate Justices of the U.S. Supreme Court and members of the Court of Justice of the European Communties. Karen Levy, a graduate of Brown University and NYU Law School, is chair of the Women’s Campaign of the American Jewish Committee..

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