By Jordan Lindley
The Sudden passing of the legendary Soundgarden frontman Chris Cornell sent shockwaves far and wide across the music industry. His wife, Vicky Cornell, has created an endowed fund of more than $1 million to support student scholarships at University of California, Los Angeles School of Law. This endowment fund honors and continues Cornell's commitment to human rights and advocacy for those in need. Many of his friends, colleagues, as well as supporters of UCLA Law are assisting and supporting this endowment fund.
"This endowment honors an influential musical artist who cared about human rights and enables others the opportunity to make a positive impact in the world," says UCLA Chancellor Gene Block.
UCLA Law Dean Jennifer Mnookin brought some more kind words towards this fund: "Vicky Cornell and all the people paying tribute to Chris Cornell's tremendous legacy are helping to ensure that the law school will extend and strengthen its commitment to our students and to the pursuit of justice," she said. "Through the work of the Promise Institute and the scholarships that this fund will support, Chris Cornell's influence will be felt at UCLA Law and beyond for generations to come."
Cornell was no stranger to kind deeds and social service. This past November, he was honored with and award at The Los Angeles Committee of Human Rights Watch's Voices for Justice celebration.
"My husband and I agreed that given the opportunity of education, people have the power to change the world," Vicky Cornell said. "UCLA School of Law is an institution known for its academic excellence and we are proud the Chris Cornell Scholarship will provide funding for future students and future leaders of the world under the leadership of Dean Mnookin and Chancellor Block."
At Headrush TV, we applaud every person who made this endowment fund a possibility. It is fitting and true to the legacy of a man whose kindness knew no bounds.