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100% Giving Challenge 2024
University of Houston Law Center

Your law firm or office is invited to participate in University of Houston Law Center’s 100% Challenge which is designed to strengthen the connection between alumni, law firms, legal departments, and the Law Center. Participating firms and offices aim to achieve 100% participation.  The UHLC 100% Challenge is a meaningful way for your organization to help support students and their legal education through the Law Fund.  The Law Fund supports the Dean’s priorities for the Law Center, including student scholarships, career service programs, student organizations, faculty recruitment and retention and much more.


Law firms that complete the challenge – those that reach 100% alumni participation during the fiscal year (September 1 – August 31) are recognized as 100% Giving Challenge Participating Organizations on our website and in our annual Impact Report.

To enroll your firm or office in this year’s Challenge or ask about participating, please contact Christina Kouzounis at 713-743-9772 or

Making a Difference

The 100% Challenge is an opportunity for alumni to make a collective difference. Donations through the 100% Challenge are a cornerstone of our annual giving campaign, enabling the law school to continue expanding its programs, meet the needs of its students and legal community, and grow in national prominence.

Make your gift count today!

100% Challenge Leadership 2024


Richard Whiteley


 “The 100% Challenge has been one of the most important yearly fundraising events for the Law Center over the last twenty years because it provides unrestricted funds that the Dean can direct to where they are needed most, whether that be for students, faculty or alumni.”
- Richard Whiteley, Bracewell LLP (1999)
UHLC 100% Challenge Chair


Sean Cichowski

Sean Cichowski, Akerman LLP (2009)

Daniel Peterson

Daniel Peterson, Blank Rome LLP (2008)

Kate Blaine,

Kate Blaine, Pioneer Natural Resources (2003)

Haley E. Kurisky

Haley E. Kurisky, Jackson Lewis P.C. (2021)

Matthew Osterhaus,

Matthew Osterhaus, Fletcher Yoder (2007)


David Rusk,

David Rusk, Holland & Knight (2014)

Anya Bolshakov

Anya Bolshakov, Weycer, Kaplan, Pulaski & Zuber (2020)

100% Giving Challenge
2024 Participating Firms & Team Captains

Akerman LLP - Sean Cichowski (Leadership Team)

Akin Gump - Jon Boben (Team Captain)

Andrews Myers - Rahul Rao (Team Captain)

AZA Law - Edward Goolsby (Team Captain)

Baker Botts - Madeline McCune (Team Captain)

Baker Hughes - Timothy Donoughue & Doug Repasi (Team Captains)

Beck Redden LLP - Jake McClellan (Team Captain)

Blank Rome LLP - Daniel Peterson (Leadership Team)

Bracewell LLP - Richard Whiteley (Leadership Team) & Madeline Fogel (Team Captain)


Clifford Chance US LLP - Hillary Healey (Team Captain)

ConocoPhillips - Kelli Jones (Team Captain)

Fletcher Yoder PC - Matthew Osterhaus (Leadership Team)

Foley & Lardner LLP - Greg Meeks (Team Captain)

Foster LLP - Sandra Dorsthorst (Team Captain)

Gibson Dunn & Crutcher - Tiffany Penner (Team Captain)

Greenberg Traurig, LLP - Frank Bradley (Team Captain)

Haynes & Boone - Holton Farnum & Farhad Tahir (Team Captains)

Holland & Knight LLP - David Rusk (Leadership Team)

Hoover Slovacek - James Nguyen (Team Captain)

Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP - Kelly Sandill (Team Captain)

Jackson Lewis - Haley Kurisky (Leadership Team)

Jackson Walker LLP - Cameron Secord (Team Captain)

Jones Day - Chris Domingo (Team Captain)

Kane Russell Coleman Logan - Chris Pappas (Team Captain)

Kirkland & Ellis - Nick Brown (Team Captain)

McDowell Hetherington LLP - Jennifer Chung (Team Captain)

Munsch Hardt Kopf & Harr, PC - Susan Sample & Richard Schwartz (Team Captains)

Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP - Alessandra Grace (Team Captain)

Oxy (Occidental Petroleum) - Elisabeth Pontasch (Team Captain)

Patterson + Sheridan - Orson Bell & Austin Gray (Team Captains)

Pioneer Natural Resources - Kate Blaine (Leadership Team)

Porter Hedges LLP - James Cowen (Team Captain)

Seyfarth Shaw LLP - Linda Schoonmaker (Team Captain)

Shook, Hardy & Bacon - Robert Reckers (Team Captain)

Susman Godfrey - Brian Melton (Team Captain)

Weycer Kaplan Pulaski & Zuber - Anya Bolshakov (Leadership Team)

Winstead PC - Sheila Melo (Team Captain)

Winston & Strawn LLP - Rachael Thompson (Team Captain)

Yetter Coleman LLP - Jeff Andrews & Justin Tschoepe (Team Captains)