Penn Law Meets June Challenge
July 10, 2009
After 30 days, dozens of emails, and hundreds of phone calls, Penn Law successfully reached the finish line of its June Challenge by receiving gifts from 1,245 donors for a total of $960,922.
The June Challenge was issued anonymously by three graduates of the Law School, who promised to give $125,000 if the Law School received donations from 1,000 donors during the month of June. The challenge resulted in $32,000 per day in gifts to Penn Law for the month.
The 1,000th donation was made anonymously in honor of Raymond Trent, a librarian at Penn Law for the past 45 years, who curates a renowned collection of books, periodicals, articles, and audio tapes concerning the history, education and practice of black lawyers in the United States.