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$1 million match announced as UH Law Center building campaign enters final phase

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Dec. 17, 2019 - With the support of generous alumni donors, the University of Houston Law Center has launched a $1 million challenge match to support the new John M. O'Quinn Law Building. The funds will provide a dollar for dollar match for new gifts or pledges to the building campaign until the goal is reached.

The More Than Bricks Campaign has topped $90 million in funding toward a new Law Center building. With the campaign approaching its last phase, the Law Center is seeking to bring the total to $93 million to ensure the new facility that matches the caliber of the Law Center's students, programs and faculty.

“This gift serves as a capstone for our building campaign,” Dean Leonard M. Baynes said. “The donors hope this challenge match will take us across the finish line by inspiring alumni to reflect on the impact the Law Center has had in their lives and to invest in its bright future.”

“Time and again, donors have stepped up to make this vision of a new building a reality," added Magda Herrera, Senior Director of Development. "And now, with this $1 million challenge match, donors are committed to helping us reach our final goal by inviting even more alumni to participate in this historic campaign.”

The additional funds raised will make a difference for the long-term planning of the school, including enhancements to the student experience, ensuring space for programmatic growth and establishing a technology fund to implement and maintain technology for the future. A greenspace and a special building event fund will also be supported with the additional resources.

Donors can leave their mark by their own locker or chair with a donation of $2,500 or more and be recognized with a permanent nameplate in the new building. The campaign will end on May 31, 2020. Click here to donate.

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