Lawyers David Hendrickson and Scott Long have pledged $25,000 to the College of Law Class of 1982 and 1983 Scholarship. Hendrickson is a 1982 graduate; Long earned his degree in 1983. They are partners in the law firm of Hendrickson and Long PLLC. Both made the gift in hopes of inspiring more giving to the WVU College of Law.
Hendrickson has provided support to the WVU Alumni Association, WVU Athletics and WVU School of Nursing in recent years, but now is eager to make a contribution to benefit WVU law students.
“Our firm is pleased to be able to help insure the ability of future WVUstudents to complete their law degrees,” Hendrickson said. “We hope this matching grant will encourage the law school classes of 1982 and 1983 to contribute to the same cause.”
This gift from Hendrickson and Long has been made to the fund formerly known as the College of Law Class of 1982 Scholarship. Alumni Charles “Chuck” Bailey of Bailey and Wyant Law Firm and Andy Richardson of Healthsmart Casualty Claims Solutions played an integral role in establishing the scholarship in 2002. The two have agreed to change the name to include 1983, the year of Long’s graduation from the WVU College of Law.
“The Class of 1982 is pleased to partner with the Class of 1983 to increase scholarship opportunities,” Bailey said. “The Class of 1982 long recognized the value of the education we received and wanted to share with others. The combination of the two classes will make our vision even more viable.”
The fund originally was established with a gift of $30,000. The new donors and Jennie
James, WVU College of Law assistant dean for development, hope the $25,000 gift will be matched by more alumni and friends to bring the total to over $75,000.
Hendrickson and Long PLLC was formed in July of 1994 in Charleston, W.Va. Attorneys of the firm have served as national counsel to Fortune 100 companies in industry-wide litigation and serve a broad range of clients, large and small, on a national, regional and local basis.
This gift from Hendrickson and Long was made in conjunction with A State of Minds: The Campaign for West Virginia’s University. The $1 billion fundraising effort by the WVU Foundation on behalf of the University runs through December 2017.