Allen attended the Ashland school on several scholarships, earning his degree, Phi Beta Kappa, in 1962. He played on the college basketball, baseball and football teams; Allen was inducted into the R-MC Athletic Hall of Fame in 1997.
Allen, a native of Richmond, wanted to emphasize local students. Some $1.25 million of their donation will establish the Buddy and Ann Allen Scholarship Fund. Scholarship preference will be given to Richmond-area students or those participating in metro-area programs.
Another $1 million was pledged for the creation of the Randolph-Macon College Athletic Endowment. The balance of the Allens’ donation goes to the annual fund for the unrestricted use by the college and the athletic program.
Allen, a partner with LeClair Ryan, earned his law degree from the University of Virginia law school in 1965. His practice areas include business litigation, tort defense, environmental, administrative agency, local government and land use.