Toll Brothers CEO Gives Penn Law $10 Mil.

Robert Toll, CEO of Toll Brothers Inc., and his wife Jane have given Penn Law School what it says is one of the largest gifts it has ever received.

Toll, a 1966 graduate of the school, gave the school $10 million to increase participation in public service.

The award will be used for students and young alumni who want to pursue careers in public interest law.

They have devoted $5 million to establish the Toll Public Interest Scholars Program and another $5 million to help graduates pay off their law school debt.

The scholars program begins next fall and will help fund full scholarships for the first year and two-third scholarships for the second and third years.

The contribution will also help Penn Law underwrite the expansion of its Public Interest Loan Repayment Assistance program.

“The Law School has given me more than any other institution,” Toll said. “I thought the education and experience so fabulous that I want to give back especially so others who might not have had the chance can enjoy what I got.”

This is not the first time the Tolls have donated to the University of Pennsylvania.

In 1991, in honor of his parents, Robert Toll established the Albert and Sylvia Toll Scholarship Fund at Penn Law School. A year earlier, the Tolls contributed to the Say Yes to Education Program at Penn’s Graduate School of Education, offering to pay for college for students who graduated from a high school in West Philadelphia.

— Gina Passarella, Staff Reporter

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