Empowering Students’ Aspirations for Public Service
Dorothy Toth Beasley, WCL/LLB '64
For American University Washington College of Law alumna Dorothy Toth Beasley, a legal career meant continuing a family tradition. Beasley, a senior judge for the State of Georgia, says part-time work and financial assistance provided by the Grace Markel Daish Scholarship were integral in kick-starting her 50-year career as an attorney, judge, and mediator.
She established the Stephen and Beatrice Dodd Toth Endowed Scholarship Fund to honor her parents and support WCL students interested in public service. The Atlanta resident enjoys meeting Toth Scholarship recipients: "students with big plans who will make a difference through service and whose aspirations and enthusiasm are energizing."
We are grateful to Beasley, who hopes the Toth Scholarship will cover an increasingly significant portion of recipients' legal education costs. In addition to generous annual gifts that enhance the scholarship's impact, Beasley has named WCL among the beneficiaries of her estate. "By supporting students' legal education, we can equip them with the knowledge to pursue their passions," she says.
This article originally appeared in the November 2013 issue of American magazine.