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Leon Cain Scholarship Fund

$55,396 of $50,000 goal

Raised by 547 people in 9 months
Created August 21, 2018
This scholarship fund for aspiring black law students honors the life, leadership, and legacy of Leon M. Cain.

Leon passed away tragically and unexpectedly in an accident in Washington, D.C., on August 19, 2018. He was 27 years old. Leon was a loving son, brother, partner, and friend, and the magnitude of this loss cannot be overstated. Leon is survived by his mother, Henny Naumann-Cain, his younger sister, Kelly, and his stepdad Kelvin.

Leon was one year away from earning his JD degree from Stanford University Law School. Born in Berlin, Germany, Leon grew up in Los Angeles, attended college at USC, and worked in California politics before deciding to become a lawyer. He had just accepted an offer to join the law firm Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz in New York as an associate after graduation in 2019.  Leon cared immensely about increasing diversity in the legal field and was serving as a board member of the Stanford Black Law Students Association and as Editor-in-Chief of the Stanford Journal of Law, Business & Finance. 

To carry forth Leon's living legacy, all of the money raised here will be transferred to a scholarship fund in Leon's name, called the Leon Cain Scholarship Fund for Aspiring Black Law Students. Part of Leon's own savings will go directly into this fund as well.

Leon's family and friends greatly appreciate your support through this unthinkably tragic time.

*You may continue making donations at: law.stanford.edu/RememberLeon.
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Dear friends ,
As of December 2018, your donations are being put to work at USC University of Southern California , Leon’s beloved undergrad school .
The Leon Cain Scholarship Fund was established under the supervision of the USC Black Alumni Association and its purpose is to increase the number of black students in the legal field .
Although this Go Fund Me campaign has come to an end, please consider contributing to the Leon Cain Memorial Fund at Stanford University which serves the same purpose .
http://law.stanford.edu/RememberLeon
Much love and gratitude to you all.
Your support has been amazing .
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I extend my deepest gratitude for your support for this campaign and for your help in honoring Leon’s life and legacy.

What an amazing outpour of love (and funds!) this has been. Thank you so much for your condolences, stories, and comments. They mean the world to us.

While we are closing this GoFundMe campaign, we will be continuing our fundraising efforts to support aspiring black law students. We will keep you informed on upcoming developments and on how your contributions will be used to carry forth Leon's memory."
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$55,396 of $50,000 goal

Raised by 547 people in 9 months
Created August 21, 2018
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