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Stanley and Dorothy Frank Family Foundation Creates Scholarship in Honor of Smith Moore Leatherwood

Stanley and Dorothy Frank Family Foundation Creates Scholarship in Honor of Smith Moore Leatherwood's Carole Bruce

October 8, 2009

Foundation dedicates $100,000 for the Carole W. Bruce Endowed Scholarship at Elon Law

GREENSBORO, NC — The Stanley and Dorothy Frank Family Foundation has dedicated $100,000 to create an endowed scholarship at Elon University Law School in honor of Smith Moore Leatherwood LLP attorney Carole W. Bruce. The scholarships will be for second or third-year law students at Elon who have an interest in tax or estate-planning law.

The Frank family established the scholarship to honor Bruce and to honor the memory of Stanley Frank, a former business and philanthropic leader in the Greensboro community. Bruce has served as secretary to the Stanley and Dorothy Frank Family Foundation and legal and financial adviser to the family for more than 40 years. A partner and leader in Smith Moore Leatherwood's Greensboro office, Bruce focuses her practice on matters relating to individual income tax, estate and inheritance tax, estate administration, charitable organizations and other tax planning issues.

An individual with a longstanding history of service to the community, Bruce's many civic leadership duties were recognized earlier in the year when the North Carolina Bar Association selected her as an Outstanding Citizen Lawyer. In addition, she is a recent recipient of the Thomas Z. Osborne Distinguished Citizen Award, the highest honor awarded by the Greensboro Partnership, and in 2003, was recognized by the National Conference for Community and Justice with the Brotherhood/Sisterhood Citation Award. She has also been honored by Guilford College with its Distinguished Service Award, while also being selected as one of the Triad Business Journal's "Top Women in Business."

She holds undergraduate and master's degrees from Auburn University and in 2008 was named one of Auburn University's College of Business "40 of 40" as one of the top 40 graduates from the school in the last 40 years. Bruce is also a graduate of the Wake Forest University School of Law.

Donnie Turlington
For Smith Moore Leatherwood LLP
336.275.7000, ext. 23

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