Media Mention: Attorney Lily Faulconer Shares Life-Changing Impact of ECU Scholarship Program


Attorney Lily Faulconer delivered an inspiring speech on the impact of a historic $30 million investment in the future of East Carolina University and its students.

The donation will immediately boost the school's scholarship program, increasing the award from $64,000 to over $75,000. As an alumna and scholar recipient, Lily highlighted how the program's emphasis on community within a demanding academic environment prepared her well for graduate school, her role as a Chancellor's Scholar at the University of North Carolina School of Law, and her career as an attorney. She noted that the increase in the award would be transformative for both existing and new Scholars. From the article:

"The transition to a full cost of attendance scholarship cements the scholars program as one of the most prestigious undergraduate awards in the UNC System,” Faulconer said. “Even more importantly, it allows scholars to completely immerse themselves in their educational experience, enabling them to focus on the true treasure that is being an East Carolina Pirate.” Read more. 

Lily is a creditors' rights attorney based in the firm's Greenville office. Her practice focuses on a variety of creditors' rights, bankruptcy, and corporate matters.  She assists a range of stakeholders, including lenders, banks, financial institutions, and other creditors, on issues related to bankruptcies, collections, foreclosures, restructuring, and insolvency.  Lily's work also includes representing closely-held businesses and health care providers on transactional matters.  Lily routinely drafts various contracts, loan documents, and workout documents.

Prior to joining Ward and Smith, Lily worked in college and professional athletics.  Lily leverages her past experience in the sports industry to assist clients as part of the firm's Name, Image, and Likeness Practice Group.

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