The public phase of the university’s Victors for Michigan campaign opens Friday as the university community and the public are invited to a communitywide festival from 5-7:30 p.m. on Ingalls Mall, followed by a celebratory Main Event in Hill Auditorium at 8 p.m.
After the Main Event, there will be an after-party from 9-10 p.m. on Ingalls Mall, between the Michigan League and Hill Auditorium. All are welcome to attend the events, and no tickets are necessary.
The events acknowledge it takes an entire community — alumni, faculty and staff, students, fans, friends and grateful patients — to achieve the audacious fundraising goal that will be announced Thursday.
Students will play a more active role in this campaign than in previous fundraising campaigns. For the first time there is a student committee as part of the campaign leadership team to encourage students to become informed about and part of the culture of philanthropy on campus.
The Friday evening events, supported in part by the DTE Foundation, are part of a broader weekend of activities involving all units on campus.