Two Penn alumni have donated $3 million to Penn Law School to fund a significant expansion of their Public Service program, Penn News reported.
The gift comes from Robert Toll and Jane Toll, 1966 graduates of Penn Law and the Graduate School of Education, respectively. They have given the University several large gifts over the last twelve years.
The money will be used to expand the Toll Public Interest Scholars program, create the new Toll Public Service Corps, and reward Penn Law graduates for work related to public service.
All Penn Law students are eligible to apply to the Toll Public Interest Scholars program. Students are selected based on their "demonstrated commitment to public service, their academic record, and their potential for leadership in the legal community," the program's website states.
The Toll Public Service Corps, which will enlist a group of students dedicated to public service and provide them with either a full or partial scholarship, is designed to build upon the work done through the Toll Public Scholars program, the Legal Intelligencer reported.
Both programs will be housed at the Toll Public Interest Center, which was renamed in honor of the alumni couple in 2006 after they donated $10 million to the center.
The donation will also build upon the Toll Loan Repayment and Assistance Program with the creation of Alumni Impact Awards, which rewards Penn Law graduates for their work related to public service.
“With these new and expanded programs, even more Penn Law graduates will have the opportunity to serve and advocate on behalf of those with the most need,” Robert Toll said to Penn News.
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