A record-breaking number of donors — more than 8,000 — gave to their favorite causes at the University of Michigan during the fourth annual Giving Blueday, held on Giving Tuesday, a worldwide day of giving.
Giving Blueday 2017 attracted 841 more donors than the previous year, growing the family of Michigan supporters.
The University of Michigan's fourth annual Giving Blueday, a 24-hour fundraising campaign for hundreds of different programs and causes at the university, will be Nov. 28.
This year, donors can also help U-M celebrate its 200th birthday by making gifts.
The University of Michigan's Barger Leadership Institute is celebrating its 10th anniversary with a new commitment from U-M alumnus and retired JetBlue Airways CEO Dave Barger.
The $10 million gift will expand and sustain the institute's ability to develop forward-thinking leaders from LSA.
An $8 million gift from the Leinweber Foundation will expand opportunities for students and faculty from the Michigan Center for Theoretical Physics to study fundamental questions in particle physics and the evolution of our universe.
Real estate developer and alumnus Stephen M. Ross has donated an additional $50 million to the University of Michigan, bringing his total lifetime giving to $378 million.
More than 130,000 donors gave a record-breaking $476 million in cash gifts and pledge payments in the fiscal year that ended June 30.
That was the year-end report Sept. 14 from Vice President for Development Jerry May, who provided an update on the Victors for Michigan campaign during a Board of Regents meeting.
A $1 million endowed gift from philanthropists William and Inger Ginsberg encourages University of Michigan students to actively engage with their communities through service and education.
The University of Michigan has named its bipolar disorder research program for automobile entrepreneur Heinz C. Prechter, in honor of a new gift commitment of up to $5 million.
With 20 months remaining in the Victors for Michigan fundraising campaign, Vice President for Development Jerry May says the university remains focused on pushing ahead to meet a wide range of needs across the university.
The four-story, 140,000-square-foot robotics facility slated for North Campus will be named the Ford Motor Company Robotics Building.
The School of Music, Theatre & Dance has received a $5 million gift from dedicated U-M benefactors William K. and Delores S. Brehm in support of scholarships honoring Christopher Kendall, who served as the school's dean from 2005-15.
Regent Andrea Fischer Newman and her husband, Frank Newman, have made a gift of $1 million to support three critical areas within the Department of Theatre & Drama at the University of Michigan School of Music, Theatre & Dance.
Donors to the University of Michigan made gifts totaling $5,541,901 during the third annual Giving Blueday, which coincided with Giving Tuesday, a worldwide day of giving.
Total giving surpassed last year’s donations by more than $1 million. More than 7,364 donors gave to Michigan. Most gifts were less than $100.
The University of Michigan will conduct its third annual Giving Blueday, a 24-hour fundraising campaign that coincides with Giving Tuesday Nov. 29.
U-M joined the Giving Tuesday movement — a worldwide initiative celebrating giving back — in 2014 with its own giving day.
Venture capitalist and University of Michigan alumnus Dixon Doll and his wife, Carol, have given $2 million to endow the position of executive director of the Center for Entrepreneurship at the College of Engineering.
A transformative donation of $10.75 million to the University of Michigan Depression Center will help accelerate development of personalized treatments that are necessary to conquer clinical depression, bipolar disorder and related illnesses.
More than 125,000 donors made gifts to the university totaling $440.7 million in cash and pledge payments during fiscal year 2016, the highest total of any fiscal year, says Vice President for Development Jerry May.
The University of Michigan Credit Union has invested $1.5 million to create the University of Michigan Credit Union Arts Adventures Program at the University Musical Society and the U-M Museum of Art.
The late Professor Jacob Price of Ann Arbor was passionate about the University of Michigan, his students and history.
The iconic Burton Memorial Tower on the University of Michigan's Ann Arbor campus will undergo an interior lighting upgrade this fall, in time to celebrate the university's bicentennial in 2017.