Vital Facilities Campaign Enters Homestretch
Efforts by the College of Law’s Law Center Association Board of Trustees, Law Alumni Council and officials to raise at least $5 million by Jan. 4 are now in the critical homestretch, according to Fundraising Chairman W. C. Gentry of Jacksonville. Approximately $4 million has been raised thus far in gifts and pledges toward the two projects, with at least $5 million needed in order to seek state of Florida matching funds in 2002. It is proposed construction begin in summer 2002 on the library expansion project, which would honor former Florida Governor and U. S. Sen. Lawton Chiles (UF J.D. ’55), with subsequent construction startup in 2003 on the student/faculty center.