UWindsor president Robert Gordon, chancellor Mary Jo Haddad, and dean of law Christopher Waters launched the campaign at an alumni event in Toronto last month.
Early donors include Allan Stitt (LLB 1988), Jamie Johnson (LLB 1987), John Bitove (LLB 1984) and Randi Bitove, Greg Monforton and Partners, Norton Rose Fulbright, Lerners LLP, McTague LLP, and Himelfarb Proszanski.
In a show of support during the Toronto launch, in addition to his existing pledge, Johnson challenged alumni through a dollar-for-dollar matching campaign that raised over $200,000 in just 24 hours.
“The $30 million dollar project is slated to commence in the summer of 2020,” says Dr. Waters. “The building is proudly rooted on a renewed University of Windsor campus. The transformed space will enhance our reputation and make us all proud. With the help of our community, we are going to take what’s good about our building and make it more warm, welcoming and suitable for law teaching today.”
In total, with the help of alumni and donors, the Faculty of Law has so far raised more than $2 million towards the fundraising goal, in anticipation of Board approval in early 2020.
Donations can be made online towards the Transforming Windsor Law campaign in support of the upcoming renovations to the Ron W. Ianni Faculty of Law building. The campaign continues this evening with a sold-out dinner for alumni at the Windsor Club.