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Dean’s Message

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A few months ago, one of our devoted staff members sent around a favorite quote of mine, which has been one of my motivating principles as a dean for the last 13 years: "Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much" (Helen Keller). Together, our DePaul Law community did so much by meeting ALL of our goals and challenges for the Blue Demon Challenge (BDC)​. On that special day, we demonstrated our generosity, our strong connection to DePaul Law, and our unwavering commitment to our students.

Everyone in our community played an important role. Our challenge donors—Noelle Brennan ('95), Brian ('91) and Mary Faith Cook, Mark Sullivan ('80), and Dan ('06) and Jorie Lombard—were visionary and generous, motivating the rest of our community to give; our BDC ambassadors, who used the power of our alumni network to increase the number of donors; and our hard-working staff members, who organized our BDC campaign and pushed our community to the finish line.

Last, but not least, our students were integral to the day's success. They worked hard alongside the rest of our DePaul Law champions, sharing their stories and working their networks. Most importantly, they were our reason for giving on that day and every day. As always, they are our North Stars. With the funds raised as part of BDC, we now have $25,000 in additional emergency funds available to our students this semester and fellowships available for our students this summer.

Let's celebrate and let this day be a model for what we can do, all together, as a community to ensure that DePaul Law reaches its great potential. I appreciate all of you and look forward to seeing you as soon as we can!

With gratitude,
Jenn ​