For Immediate Release

Contact:
Shari Ireton
University of Washington School of Law
206.685.9002

2009-10-28

Endowment Established for UW School of Law Library

Jerry and Lucille Curtis photo goes here

UW law school alumnus Gerald (Jerry) Curtis '53 and his wife, Lucille, have made a bequest that will establish a generous endowment to support the Marian Gould Gallagher Law Library. Once realized, funds from the Gerald N. '53 and Lucille Curtis Law Library Endowed Fund will provide discretionary support for the law library.

Jerry Curtis received two undergraduate degrees from the UW, in addition to his law degree. Following law school, Jerry worked at the Boeing Company and in the senior-housing business. Later, he went on to establish Curtis Construction. He is a long-time supporter of and contributor to the law school.

"It is my hope that this gift will help the law library continue its prominence as one of the West Coast's foremost legal resources," he said.

"We are grateful for the generosity of the Curtis family," said Associate Dean for Library & Computing Services and Professor of Law Penny Hazelton. "The law library serves as the single-most important legal resource for the law school community and the region. The Curtis Law Library Endowed Fund will ensure the continued enrichment of the library's outstanding services and collections for future generations. As legal information and libraries continue to respond to 21st century-user needs, the Gallagher Law Library will stay on the forefront of innovation with the Curtis family gift."