W&M Law Clinic Receives Grant from Dominion Power

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Hunter Applewhite (right) presents William & Mary Law School Dean Davison Douglas with a $25,000 check. (Courtesy William & Mary)
Hunter Applewhite (right) presents William & Mary Law School Dean Davison Douglas with a $25,000 check. (Courtesy William & Mary)

A corporate grant is benefiting legal clinic at the William & Mary Law School focused on assisting veterans in time for Memorial Day.

The Dominion Foundation, the philanthropic wing of Dominion Virginia Power, donated $25,000 to the Lewis B. Puller Jr. Veterans Benefits Clinic.

The grant will go toward supporting the clinic’s efforts, which focus on helping veterans navigate the often complex system of military medical claims.

“Dominion and its employees have a long history of supporting our troops and our veterans,” Dominion Foundation President Hunter Applewhite said in a news release. “This grant will help the Puller Clinic assist veterans in need, while also helping to plant the seed for a new advocacy program on veterans’ behalf.”

Law School Dean Davison Douglas said the grant would help the legal clinic continue its work with local veterans and to promote coordinated efforts with similar clinics across the United States.

“This gift from the Dominion Foundation will impact the lives of injured and disabled veterans in Virginia and around the country,” Douglas said in a news release.

A ceremony recognizing the grant was held Wednesday morning at the law school’s South Henry Street campus.

The Puller Clinic was named after Lewis B. Puller, Jr., a Marine veteran and William & Mary law school graduate who was injured during a tour of duty in the Vietnam War. Puller received a Pulitzer Prize in 1992 for his autobiography, “Fortunate Son: The Healing of a Vietnam Vet.”

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