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Poyner Spruill LLP is pleased to announce the establishment of the Cheslie C. Kryst Advocacy and Social Justice Law Scholarship. We have partnered with Wake Forest University School of Law to honor the legacy of our dear friend and colleague. Whether you worked alongside Cheslie or watched her from afar, you couldn’t help but be inspired by her dedication to advocating for others. She was such a vessel of light and poured out unselfishly to those around her.

From her time at Wake Forest University School of Law, to her professional contributions both as an attorney and the firm’s first Diversity Advisor, to her time serving in the law school’s Board of Visitors. Her commitment and contribution to our profession has been significant, powerful, and important.

Cheslie’s scholarship will be awarded annually to students from underrepresented backgrounds who demonstrate a passion for the pursuit of social justice and civil rights causes after graduation.

As we continue to hold memories of Cheslie in our hearts, we can’t think of a better way to keep her light burning bright than by continuing to pour into the causes she held so near and dear to her own. Cheslie once said, “Mine is the first generation to have that forward-looking mindset that has inclusivity, diversity, strength, and empowered women. I’m looking forward to continued progress in my generation.”

The Cheslie C. Kryst Advocacy and Social Justice Law Scholarship will enable generations of law students to earn their law degrees, who will then go on to make the kind of meaningful and lasting impact on the world Cheslie made during her time with us.

To make a gift to the Cheslie C. Kryst Advocacy and Social Justice Law Scholarship, please visit wfu.law/cheslie to make a gift online, or contact Logan Roach, Assistant Dean of Development, Wake Forest School of Law, at: roachlp@wfu.edu or 336-758-2676.

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