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Support for UC Davis Law Surpasses $2.1 Million in 2020-21

News Posted on July 19, 2021

UC Davis School of Law received more than $2.1 million in 2020-21, with most gifts supporting scholarships.

The past fiscal year’s fundraising achievements follow a record-breaking $6.3 million tally for 2019-20 and highlight the unwavering commitment of King Hall alumni and other benefactors to helping ensure student success amid the challenges of the pandemic. 

In March, the William and Inez Mabie Family Foundation gave $1 million to the law school for a new scholarship in memory of Ronald Hayes Malone, the foundation's longtime president. 

UC Davis Law alumnus Yeoryios Apallas ’72 helped shepherd the gift honoring Malone, who was Apallas’ best friend. Through his extraordinary volunteer work with the Mabie Family Foundation, Apallas has assisted with nearly $6 million in gifts to UC Davis Law over the years. 

The Mabie scholarship aims to support qualified students with demonstrated financial need -- especially those who could not attend law school without significant private support. Recipients could include first-generation, immigrant or undocumented students. The scholarship is intended for students who have the potential to contribute to the legal community in the areas of civil rights, community service and/or nonprofit organizations. 

Also this year, John Micheaels ’79 gave $100,000 to create the Micheaels Family Scholarship, and Carolyn Langenkamp ’79 pledged $100,000 for scholarships as part of her estate plan. 

The law school has raised more than $16 million toward its $25 million goal in UC Davis’ $2 billion fundraising campaign, Expect Greater: From UC Davis, For the World, the largest philanthropic endeavor in university history. Together, donors and UC Davis are advancing work to prepare future leaders, sustain healthier communities, and bring innovative solutions to today's most urgent challenges. UC Davis as a whole had its greatest fundraising year ever in 2020-21.