April 22, 2019

This spring, the Detroit Mercy Law Alumni Association launched its inaugural endowed scholarship fund to provide more scholarships to law students. The Detroit Mercy Law Alumni Association Endowed Scholarship Fund was officially announced on March 14 during the association’s annual Erin Go Law Networking Reception for attorneys, judges, and students.

All 25 members of the Detroit Mercy Law Alumni Association Board of Directors made a gift to the new fund. Through their contributions alone, the initial fundraising goal of $100,000 for the fund was reached within the first two weeks of the announcement.

“When we discussed the scholarship fund last year, all of us became energized to make the idea a reality,” said Gregory Thiess ’79, chair of the association’s fundraising committee. “One of the priorities of the alumni association is to find ways to ease the financial burden of Detroit Mercy Law students as they pursue their legal education, and this new fund is making strides toward that goal. I am grateful for the dedicated efforts of my fellow alumni board members to make an impact in such a meaningful way.”

The association encourages Detroit Mercy Law alumni, donors and friends to support the new Detroit Mercy Law Alumni Association Scholarship Fund. In the coming year, they will host a series of receptions across Michigan and the country to engage fellow alumni and discuss initiatives to support students. Those interested in supporting the scholarship fund can make gifts at

“We are committed to lifting up future lawyers,” said Ed Lennon ’88, president of the alumni association. “These are tomorrow’s leaders. Our students are working hard to achieve their goals and dreams, and it is important for us as alumni to guide and support them.”

The Detroit Mercy Law Alumni Association aims to provide resources and opportunities for alumni, donors and friends to engage in meaningful experiences, create lasting connections and enhance Detroit Mercy Law’s efforts in Educating the Complete Lawyer.