Culverhouse legacy of giving benefits Stetson law school students
When Joy McCann Culverhouse died on April 26 in Tampa, she left a legacy that will benefit Stetson University College of Law students for years to come.
A gift from Culverhouse through the Joy McCann Foundation funds the annual Inns of Court Banquet and William Reece Smith Jr. Distinguished Lecture for students. The Inns of Court program, which has its roots in the English mentoring program for barristers, presents students at Stetson law school with an opportunity to interact with prominent lawyers on current topics in the law and ethics.
“While the entire Stetson community mourns the passing of Mrs. Culverhouse, we also celebrate the permanent legacy that her philanthropic generosity has provided for past, present and future generations of Stetson students,” said Assistant Dean for Alumni & Development Kevin Hughes. “Gifts from Mrs. Culverhouse and the Joy McCann Foundation have had a demonstrable impact in enhancing the quality of a Stetson law education.”
Giving from the Joy McCann Foundation has supported a variety of key initiatives at Stetson law school. A gift from the Foundation in 2004 established the William Reece Smith Jr. Distinguished Professorship Endowment, currently held by Professor Judith Scully, co-director of Stetson’s Social Justice Advocacy Certificate of Concentration program. The Foundation has also provided support of the Stetson Law General Scholarship Fund and programs for the Center for Excellence in Elder Law.
Post date: April 28, 2016