Allan Mendelsohn has made a gift to the College of Law every year since he graduated in 1955 and has made a provision in his estate plan for a gift to the college as well.
As the With Illinois campaign continues at the Urbana-Champaign campus, the College of Law is pleased to continue a Donor Spotlight series to showcase a variety of ways alumni give back. Our featured donor for the month of May is Allan Mendelsohn (LAW ’55) of Washington, D.C. Allan has made a gift to the College of Law every year since he graduated and has supported a variety of priorities including the Law Annual Fund, Law Building projects, class reunion scholarships, and the Loan Repayment Assistance Program. Allan also has made a provision in his estate plan for a gift to the College of Law.
After graduating from the College of Law, Allan went to Harvard Law School and earned an LL.M. in 1956. He then spent three years in the US Army Judge Advocate General’s Corps (mostly spent in Frankfurt, Germany and Beirut, Lebanon) followed by “a most interesting career both in the US Government and then later in private practice” from which he retired only three years ago at the age of 85.
“It’s been a pleasure and a privilege to be able to continue contributing to the College of Law over the many years I’ve done so. I retain nothing but the best memories of law school, the education I received there, and the many friends I made – some of whom remain close friends even today despite the passage of over 60 years since graduation. I will continue my annual contributions as long as I’m still able to write checks!”