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UC Hastings Dean Emeritus Mary Kay Kane Gives $169,000 to Support Scholarships { ADV ANCEMENT } Chancellor and Dean Emeritus Mary Kay Kane has donated $169,000 in honor of John K. “Jack” Smith ’54, one of the college’s most enthusiastic alumni and chair of the school’s board of directors during Kane’s tenure as chancellor and dean. Smith, who practiced real estate law with Haley, Purchio, Sakai & Smith, was appointed to the UC Hastings board of directors in 1999 and served as board chair from 2004 to 2008. In addition, he served as the first elected mayor of Hayward and was vice chair of the Alameda County Coliseum board. Before Smith’s death in 2008, several friends created the Jack Smith scholarship endowment to honor his dedication to UC Hastings. Kane’s gift has more than doubled the size of the fund, now worth more than $250,000. “I believe that every generation should work to make things better for the next generation, and Jack would have wanted the next generation of students to have the same opportunities he had,” she says. “Through former Dean Kane’s generosity, UC Hastings will continue our efforts to reboot legal education,” says Chancellor & Dean Frank H. Wu. “This helps us achieve our No. 1 strategic goal to create outstanding professionals ready to solve twenty-first century problems.” For more information about supporting scholarships, please contact Laura Jackson at 415.565.4612 or jacksonl@uchastings.edu. Cy Pres Award of $112,000 to Benefit Privac y Project Kenneth S. Gaines ’70, principal of Gaines & Gaines, facilitated the naming of UC Hastings as the beneficiary of a $112,000 cy pres award resulting from a class action against satellite radio giant Sirius XM. The lawsuit, which accused Sirius XM of illegally recording customers’ phone calls, resulted in a $9.5 million settlement in 2011. Gaines, who worked on the case with his son and law partner, Daniel, explains that UC Hastings, with its groundbreaking Privacy and Technology Project, is an ideal choice for this award. “UC Hastings is doing cutting-edge work with respect to individuals’ rights to protect their own information,” he says. “I wanted to support the school’s work in this field.” If you know of cy pres awards for which UC Hastings would be an appropriate beneficiary, contact Beverly Parayno at 415.581.8820 or paraynob@uchastings.edu. Kenneth S. Gaines ’70 with Chancellor & Dean Frank H. Wu. UC HASTINGS 15


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