The Kim DiGiovanni Aluisi Memorial Scholarship A Project of School of Law

Kim DiGiovanni Aluisi, a lifelong Maryland resident and noted Annapolis attorney known for her love of family, friends, and celebrations, lost her ferocious 18-month battle against pancreatic cancer on December 5, 2016. She was 56. As almost everyone who has ever met Kim knows, her life revolved around putting others first. She instantly built connections with people, welcoming them into her Annapolis home.

Kim received her Juris Doctorate from the University of Baltimore School of Law in 1985 and was later admitted to the Maryland Bar in June 1986. She was well known for her work in family law and was committed to her clients, often doing something that is unusual for a divorce attorney – encouraging them to see if they could reconcile their differences. "It was turning away business, but she was more interested in seeing people happy," her husband, former Prince George's County Sheriff Jimmy Aluisi, said. "She always looked for the good in people." Kim also had a history of meeting with high school, college, and law school students so that they could see first-hand how a family law practice operates.

Prior to opening her own law firm in 1999, Kim worked for 15 years as an associate attorney at the law office of Thomas V. Mike Miller, Jr. Kim had a love of politics, starting with her participation in the Student Government Association at College Park and continuing through her work on the Prince George's County Democratic Central Committee. She was ultimately elected to the Maryland Democratic Central Committee, and was close to former U.S. Congressman Tom McMillen and current U.S. Congressman Steny Hoyer. She shared particularly close relationships with former Maryland Governor Robert Ehrlich, Jr., his wife, and their children, who were her neighbors from across the street, and Governor Larry Hogan, who was a dear friend and himself a cancer survivor.

Her natural, infectious personality allowed her to have a large network of friends who remember her fondly. "While cancer may have taken Kim from this world, it can never take away the love and loyalty she had for her family and friends, and that we had for her," Governor Hogan shared.

Honoring the Life and Legacy of Kim DiGiovanni Aluisi

Please help us recognize Mrs. DiGiovanni Aluisi's many contributions to the community and to the legal profession with a gift in her memory. Your generous donation will preserve her legacy by helping to establish a fund with the University of Baltimore Foundation for The Kim DiGiovanni Aluisi Memorial Scholarship. An annual scholarship award from the fund will be given to a female student studying family law at the University of Baltimore School of Law. Our goal is to raise $150,000 for this very special scholarship fund. Thank you for your consideration.

Gifts to The Kim DiGiovanni Aluisi Memorial Scholarship can also be given by check. Please make checks payable to the University of Baltimore Foundation and include a note indicating your gift is for this scholarship. Checks can be mailed to the Office of Annual Giving and Special Gifts, University of Baltimore, 1130 N. Charles Street, Baltimore, MD 21201. Questions about giving can be directed to Kate Crimmins at kcrimmins@ubalt.edu or 410.837.6135.


$40,315 Raised
26% towards $150,000 Goal

Supported by 55 Donations:

  • JoAnn S.
    I Gave $100
    In loving memory of Kim!
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  • Marya W.
    I Gave $500
    Kim would be most proud of this endeavor...gift of education!
  • Rakesh V.
    I Gave $250
    In the honor and memory of Kim DiGiovanni Aluisi
  • Irv, Sandy, and Beth S.
    This scholarship is the perfect way to continue the positive impact that Kim had on so many lives!
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  • Laurie D.
    I Gave $50
    We love Kim - she will always be the wonderful, positive role model for everyone. She is truly missed.
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  • Jessica W.
    Kim, you are always in my heart and your legacy will live on forever. I love you ❤️
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  • Valorie B.
    I Gave $500
    Kim had a positive impact on my life at a very pivotal moment. She was bold, courageous, energetic, confident, kind, smart. I will never forget her.
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    Kim was beautiful, courageous spirit.
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  • Lynne C.
    In loving memory of my sweet friend Kim!!!
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  • Brendan M.
    As a recent law school graduate, Kim gave me my first opportunity. She opened the door to legal profession and for that I am forever grateful.
  • Elizabeth B.
    I Gave $1,000
    In loving memory of a truly special woman.
  • Laura D.
    I Gave $25
    I think of her everyday and cherish our final days and conversations together.
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