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O’Melveny’s Warren Christopher Scholarship Program Noted in Variety Guide to Entertainment PhilanthropyAugust 08, 2012
O’Melveny & Myers LLP’s Warren Christopher Scholarship Program was noted in Variety’s 2012 Guide to Entertainment Philanthropy, which showcases notable philanthropic projects of major studios, television networks, talent agencies, and law firms. Variety reported on the nineteen-year-old scholarship program that was created in honor of the late Warren Christopher, a former United States Secretary of State, the Firm's Senior Partner, and Former Chairman. The Warren Christopher Scholarship Fund provides college scholarships to outstanding high school sophomores in the Los Angeles Unified School District. This past year, 11 students were selected to receive the prestigious award toward four years of college tuition. The goal of the program is to encourage talented, yet financially disadvantaged, sophomores to finish high school and pursue a college degree.
In discussing Christopher’s views of charitable giving, O’Melveny partner Matt Kline told Variety, “His vision for the firm’s philanthropy efforts was ‘Let’s pick one main objective.’ And that objective is education in the many cities in the world where we practice.”