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Mizzou Law celebrates record-breaking year in giving

July 10th, 2019

On Wednesday morning, the University of Missouri officials announced that the $200 million gifted the University in the past fiscal year set an all-time high record in donations.

One of the donors who has made this important milestone possible is Charles R. Wall, a Mizzou Law Alumnus from the Class of 1970 who announced that the Wall Family Foundation will be asked to give $4.5 million to the University of Missouri School of Law. $2 million of the Wall Family Foundation’s gift would be used to support unrestricted scholarships for MU Law students. Another $2.5 million would be used to enhance support for the Wall Family Chair in Corporate Law and Governance and create the new Wall Family Chair in U.S. Constitutional Law once a candidate is identified.

“I want all future University of Missouri School of Law graduates to know they can compete with graduates from any law school in the country,” Wall said. “I’ve seen firsthand the results of investing in MU and its students, and continuing my commitment to that vision is important to me.”

Khristopher Johnson-DeLoatch, a 2019 Mizzou Law graduate and recipient of the Laurence E. Wall Scholarship, thanked Wall and the Wall Family Foundation for giving him the opportunity to fulfill his dream of going to law school without being hindered by the cost.

“The Laurence E. Wall Scholarship helped make my dream a reality,” Johnson-DeLoatch said. “For years I wanted to pursue a law degree, but at times it didn’t seem attainable because I wasn’t sure if I could finance it. The generosity of the Wall Family Foundation was really a game-changer for me.”

Johnson-DeLoatch also said that he has been inspired by Wall to one day give back to MU Law students.

Missed seeing the announcement live? You can watch it here.

Photos from the Chuck Wall Gift Announcement taken on Wednesday, July 10, 2019 in Jesse Hall Routunda in Columbia, Missouri.