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Rick D'AvinoRICK D’AVINO W’77 L’80 and PAMELA MURPHY L’79 have made major gifts to both the General Endowment and Annual Giving. Rick is vice president at the General Electric Company and leads the tax group at GE Capital Services in Stamford, Connecticut. Prior to joining GE in 1991, he was a partner in the Washington, D.C., office of King & Spalding, served as deputy tax legislative counsel at the U.S. Treasury Department and clerked for Judge Alvin Rubin on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit.

Rick is a former adjunct professor at the Georgetown University Law Center and a former member of the executive committee of the New York State Bar Association’s Tax Section. He is a member of the Law Alumni Society Board of Managers and past chairman of the Benjamin Franklin Society. Under his tenure, the Benjamin Franklin Society raised over $2 million in unrestricted support for the Law School. Rick has also served as Penn Law’s national chair of Annual Giving.

Pamela clerked for Judge Leonard Sugarman on the Court of Common Pleas in West Chester, taught legal writing at LSU Law School, and practiced family law with Sachs, Greenebaum, & Taylor in Washington, D.C., until she retired in 1986 to be a full-time mom and volunteer. Since then she has raised their two sons, Paul, who recently graduated from Brown University and lives in Stockholm, and Mark, a high school senior who will attend Pitzer College in the fall.
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