Stetson Law gets $10 million gift
April 23, 2021 - A Stetson University College of Law alumnus and his wife have donated $10 million to the Gulfport school. Steven Overly, a member of the class of 1982, and his wife, Donna Overly, committed the funds to establish the Steven and Donna Overly Distinguished Scholars Program. The program will provide 10 annual full-tuition scholarships with the goal of attracting student scholars with financial need whose intelligence, attitude, character, communication skills, and drive give them the potential for leadership at Stetson and beyond, a news release from the school said. The gift will offer opportunities to talented and driven students and advance Stetson Law’s mission to mold outstanding lawyers and leaders who will serve the profession and society, said Dean Michèle Alexandre. Steven Overly has served as general counsel, chief financial officer and chief executive officer for public and private companies, and currently is senior counsel with Rogers Towers Attorneys at Law in Jacksonville. Donna Overly is a painter and published novelist.