VLF Establishes Oliver White Hill Internship Fund, Seeks Donations

The Virginia Law Foundation wishes to recognize the life and work of Richmond-born Oliver White Hill, renowned civil rights attorney, whose work against racial discrimination helped end the doctrine of “separate but equal???, by establishing an internship fund in his honor. Oliver Hill, who retired from the practice of law in 1998, will celebrate his 100th birthday on May 1, 2007. His lifelong accomplishments have earned him national and statewide recognition.

Virginia Law Foundation is establishing the Oliver White Hill Internship Fund, the income from which will support ongoing internship assistance in the field of civil rights and civil liberties. The Foundation is now seeking donations to this fund and will match the first $20,000 received. Our initial goal is to raise $100,000 by May 1, so that the first internship award from this fund may be announced at Mr. Hill’s birthday celebration on May 4.

The Virginia Law Foundation is a 501(c)(3) organization. Donations are tax-deductible. Donations should be mailed to the Virginia Law Foundation, 700 E. Main Street, Suite 1501, Richmond, Virginia 23219. Please specify that the donation is for the “Oliver White Hill Internship Fund???. For additional information, please contact Sharon Tatum or Tom Payne at 804/648-0112.

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