Local Foundation Donates Gift to Miami Law


The Alma Jennings Foundation, a private foundation located in Coral Gables, has awarded the University of Miami School of Law a $100,000 grant to manage and maintain the student lounge at Miami Law, which serves as a central hub for law students. The grant requires Miami Law to match the endowment funds contributed by the Foundation.

Established in 1966, the Alma Jennings Foundation has awarded over $1.6 million in grants to the University of Miami. At Miami Law, the Foundation has provided funds for the construction of the student lounge, which is named in the Foundation's honor. The Foundation also supported the Richard and Jeanette Fuller Hausler Endowed Scholarship Fund and the Richard Hausler Endowed Chair.

For many years, the Alma Jennings Foundation was led by the late F.W. "Mort" Guilford, a Miami Law alumnus. Jeff Fine, JD '67, together with Mort's sons, F.W. "Zeke" Guilford, JD '89 and LLMP '95, and Michael Guilford, JD '85, are the current officers and directors of the Foundation. Both Mort Guilford and his son Michael served as president of Miami Law's Student Bar Association.

"Miami Law students are getting a first-rate education," said Fine. "It is important to the members of the Foundation that the student lounge remains an inviting space. With these endowed funds, the student lounge will have up to date equipment and furnishings for the law students to enjoy without a desire to leave the campus in between classes."

Miami Law will be reaching out to alumni, donors, and friends to help match the challenge grant. To make a contribution, click here.