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This gift reflects the Tolls’ longtime support of education. In 1991, in honor of his parents, Robert Toll established the Albert and Sylvia Toll Scholarship Fund at Penn Law School. A year earlier, Toll and his wife Jane contributed to the Say Yes to Education Program at Penn’s Graduate School of Education, offering to pay for college for students who graduated from a high school in West Philadelphia.

Toll, whose daughter, Rachel, graduated from Penn Law School in 2003, served on the board of overseers for more than a decade and is a frequent auctioneer for the Equal Justice Foundation, which awards grants to students who want to work during the summer for nonprofit organizations. “The Law School has given me more than any other institution,” Toll said. “I thought the education and experience so fabulous that I want to give back especially so others who might not have had the chance can enjoy what I got.”

Also active in the greater community, Toll and his wife are directors of Seeds of Peace, a conflict resolution camp that aims to bridge cultural differences among children from the Middle East. Toll serves on the board of overseers of the Cornell Real Estate Council, and is on the board of directors of the Southeastern Pennsylvania Chapter of the American Red Cross and Beth Shalom Synagogue. In addition, he is a member of the Mayor’s Housing Partnership Council in Philadelphia.

As a builder, Toll has few peers. Toll Brothers has received the three most prestigious honors in the building industry: America’s Best Builder, the National Housing Quality Award, and Builder of the Year. Last year and again this year, Barron’s named Toll one of the top 30 CEOs in the world, joining Warren Buffett, Steve Jobs and GE’s Jeffrey Immelt on that distinctive list. He was also named CEO of the Year by Builder Magazine in 2005, and by Institutional Investor Magazine.
 
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