Grosvenor Leadership Donate a Combined $1 Million to the Law School
GCM Grosvenor, led by Chairman and CEO Michael J. Sacks (JD-MBA '88) and Vice Chairman Paul A. Meister (JD '87), has made a $500,000 unrestricted gift to the Law School. This follows a 2016 gift in equal amount by Mr. Meister and his wife, Jill Meister (JD '90). In recognition of this generous support, the Law School will name the new Information Commons, a remarkable student space currently under construction within the Law School Library, after GCM Grosvenor.
“It is an honor to support the GCM Grosvenor Information Commons at Northwestern Law,” said Mr. Meister. “This new space will launch the Pritzker Legal Research Center into the modern era of library science and add new study spaces that will enhance the Northwestern Law student experience for generations to come. Michael and I are proud to be a part of this exciting step forward for the Law School.”
Mr. Sacks graduated with his Bachelor of Arts in Economics from Tulane University in 1984 and received his JD-MBA from Northwestern University in 1988. He is a close personal advisor to Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel and serves as vice-chairman of World Business Chicago, a non-profit organization charged with ramping up the city's efforts to attract companies and jobs.
Mr. Meister received his Bachelor of Science in Accountancy from the University of Illinois in 1984 before attending the Law School. He is a former chair of the Law Board and continues to serve on the Law Board executive committee, and is an adjunct professor at the Law School. Ms. Meister is an avid philanthropist supporting programs and conducting research associated with eosinophilic esophagitis, celiac disease and food allergies.
The Information Commons is scheduled to open during the next academic year.