Maybe you could do with a bit of perspective brightening. I'll give it my best shot:
First of all, not all universities are evil empires of the Left, nor are all academics evil Leftists, which surely you must know.
Secondly, when one establishes an endowment, one designates in a formal document, the purposes for which the endowment MUST be used - I work in this area and know full well that these are solemn documents which stand the test of time and liberals.
Thirdly, the endowment was established with the approval of her family and by her friends as a way to honor Barbara at the school through which she entered her chosen profession, the law.
Lastly, I am encouraged that we who donate to this fund are part of creating a living legacy and are supporting students who will go on to be the EXACT kind of lawyer that Barbara and Ted Olson have been.
Ted Olson's recent address to the Federalist Society , which can be found at their website, speaks directly to Barbara's love of the law, her choice to attend Cardozo, and why the scholarship fund was established. It is a truly moving speech which all those who loved Barbara should read.
Elenchus, Barbara Olson did not run from difficult choices, difficult people, nor from controversial stands that put her in the crosshairs of the powerful media elite. We must not run from the fight either, and I believe you feel that way, too. Hence our need to take it to the Left directly where they live - in our academic institutions, in our corporations, in our media, in our neighborhoods. This memorial scholarship fund is simply one powerful way of doing so.
Here is another reason to be encouraged -- the same friends and family who are responsible for setting up the scholarship fund will have the final say as to its recipients. After that, their children (or personally designated spokespersons). Then their children, etc, etc, etc.
The scholarship is in safe hands.