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Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Founding Dean Richard Morgan Named Outstanding Volunteer Fundraiser

The Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) Las Vegas Chapter today named Richard J. Morgan, founding dean of the William S. Boyd School of Law, Outstanding Volunteer Fundraiser. He was honored with the award on Nov. 19 at the AFP's annual Las Vegas Philanthropy Day Awards Luncheon.

The Legal Aid Center of Southern Nevada (LACSN) nominated Dean Emeritus Morgan for the award following his work as Co-Chairman, along with William S. Boyd, of the center's five-year Capital Campaign, which raised $16 million. The funds were used for the construction of a new building and parking for the LACSN.

Beyond fundraising, Dean Emeritus Morgan has served on the LACSN board of directors for the past 16 years. He is also Of Counsel with Lionel Sawyer & Collins' Gaming and Regulatory Law Department, where his work focuses on government advocacy and consultation, consultation with higher education institutions, and alternative dispute resolution. Dean Emeritus Morgan additionally assists in the training of new attorneys, creation of continuing legal programs, and client and practice area development.

As dean of the Boyd School of Law from 1997 to 2007, he was active in the development of the community education project, which has served more than 50,000 people since its inception. Under the supervision of LACSN attorneys, the program connects students with people in need of legal advice.

In addition to his highly distinguished career at Boyd, Dean Emeritus Morgan has served as dean at the University of Wyoming and Arizona State University law schools. His experience in the private sector includes working as an attorney specializing in business associations, securities, corporate governance, and tax issues.

AFP is a professional association of individuals responsible for generating philanthropic support for a variety of non-profit, charitable organizations. The association has worked to advance philanthropy though advocacy, research and education for the past 40 years.