Donor Profiles

Practice Greatness, Practice Giving SHELLEY AND TED ADLER ENDOW SCHOLARSHIP AT DICKINSON LAW

May 2021 — Ted Adler, a 1972 graduate of Dickinson Law and a 1969 graduate of Penn State and his wife, Shelley, may know better than most the value of a law school education these days. Their son attended law school, and they saw firsthand what is involved in paying for books, lodging, and tuition. Full story

Dickinson Law ENDOWED SCHOLARSHIP AT DICKINSON LAW HONORS LATE FRIEND

March 2021 — Benjamin Folkman met Stephen Busterna on their first day as undergraduates at Dickinson College. Both members of the class of 1982, they studied abroad together in Italy during their junior years and decided to attend Penn State Dickinson Law together, where they joined the same study group and took another trip to Italy. Full story

Dusty Elias Kirk ’79 KIRK'S ESTATE COMMITMENT EXPANDS SCHOLARSHIP SUPPORT AT DICKINSON LAW

January 26, 2021 — Dusty Elias Kirk, a 1979 graduate of Dickinson Law, was the first person in her family to go to law school as well as the first in her family to attend college. She is a successful real estate attorney and partner at Reed Smith in Pittsburgh; a member of the Executive Council of the Pennsylvania Bar Association, Women in the Profession Committee; and a member of the Dickinson Law Leadership Council Advisory Board and avid alumni volunteer for Penn State Dickinson Law, among her many positions. Full story

Tracy Steele ’95 and Kevin Steele ’92 KEVIN STEELE ’92 AND TRACY STEELE ’95 ESTABLISH EDUCATIONAL EQUITY SCHOLARSHIP AT DICKINSON LAW

December 8, 2020 — Tracy Steele (class of 1995) and her husband, Kevin Steele (class of 1992), have both overseen the hiring of attorneys during their careers. Tracy formerly served as a hiring partner for a large international law firm, and Kevin is the district attorney for Montgomery County in Pennsylvania.

J. Rodman “Rod” and Karen Steele STEELE FAMILY ESTABLISHES LEADERSHIP PROGRAM IN GENDER AND RACIAL EQUITY AT DICKINSON LAW

October 28, 2020 — J. Rodman “Rod” Steele, a 1966 graduate of Dickinson Law, believes the law gives society the opportunity to improve. He has seen many improvements and advances in women’s and civil rights during his more than five decades of legal practice, which spans the swearing-in of the first African American Supreme Court justice and the recent prosecutions of powerful men for sexual assault.

Christine Hurst Perrucci ’94 CHRISTINE HURST PERRUCCI ’94 AND MICHAEL PERRUCCI ENDOW DICKINSON LAW SCHOLARSHIP TO AID THOSE WHO NEED A HAND

Christine Perrucci ’94 and her husband, Michael, understand the critical importance of receiving support during law school. They have established a scholarship to help Dickinson Law students. The couple gives back to show their children the value of philanthropy and extend opportunities to those who may not otherwise enjoy them. Christine, a member of the Dickinson Law Leadership Council, applauds the way the curriculum has evolved at the Law School over recent years.

Brian Clark '85 BRIAN CLARK '85 ENDOWS A SUPPORT FUND TO PAY FORWARD ALL HE HAS RECEIVED FROM DICKINSON LAW

Brian Clark ’85 said three key skills he learned at Dickinson Law have assisted him throughout his career. He is thrilled to have the chance to give back by endowing a support fund at the school that taught him so much and opened the door to many opportunities. “Dickinson Law is providing the next generation of outstanding lawyers,” he said.

Charles Fehlinger ’09 and Trudy Fehlinger ’06 TRUDY FEHLINGER ’06 AND CHARLES FEHLINGER ’09 COME FULL CIRCLE WITH SCHOLARSHIP

Trudy Fehlinger ’06 and Charles Fehlinger ’09 attended King’s College together and then moved on to Dickinson Law. While raising two young children, co-owning Fehlinger Construction Group LLC, and starting their own firm, they never forgot the generosity that allowed Trudy to attend law school on a scholarship. Now they’ve endowed one of their own through the Graduate Scholarship Matching Program, completing a legacy of giving they’re proud to fulfill.

Hubert X. Gilroy '79 IN DICKINSON LAW’S BACKYARD, THE GENEROSITY OF MARTSON LAW OFFICES

The ties between the Carlisle community and Dickinson Law run deep. You see them in the many students clerking at nearby law firms, lunching at Brick and Market Cross Pub, attending events at the Carlisle Theatre, and making their homes in central Pennsylvania after graduation.

H. Laddie Montague Jr. ’63 H. LADDIE MONTAGUE JR. ’63: MAKING A LASTING DIFFERENCE

One of Dickinson Law’s most distinguished and generous graduates, H. Laddie Montague Jr. ’63 won a class action after the Exxon Valdez oil spill, battled big tobacco, and earned recognition as one of the country’s most effective antitrust lawyers. Equally important to Montague is his work on behalf of Dickinson Law, both as a donor and the leader of several alumni organizations.