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August 21, 2019

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July 10, 2019

Diag stone repairs to improve area around iconic bronze ‘M’

A treasured symbol on the University of Michigan’s Central Campus is getting a makeover just in time for the fall semester.

With the help of donor funds, a construction project is underway to replace the existing stone surrounding the bronze ‘M’ on the Diag.

June 20, 2019

$10M estate gift to support efforts at LSA, Ross School of Business

The Patricia W. Mitchell Trusts have made a combined $50 million gift to three universities, including the University of Michigan, to ensure that future generations of students will be prepared creatively, financially and ethically to lead the industries that will comprise the media landscape of the future.

May 16, 2019

Tisch gift strengthens UMMA exhibitions, names central gallery

Lizzie and Jonathan Tisch, a couple committed to higher education and advancing the arts, have donated more than $2.8 million to the U-M Museum of Art to enhance and develop its exhibitions program, ensuring that UMMA can continue to be a center of ambitious exhibition-making and interdisciplinary thinking.

February 5, 2019

Victors for Michigan final results show $5.28 billion total

The University of Michigan has released the final results of its Victors for Michigan campaign, which closed Dec. 31, 2018, with more than 398,000 donors giving 2.4 million gifts over seven and a half years, totaling $5.28 billion.

January 11, 2019

Professor emerita endows two gifts in LSA art history department

Two new gifts totaling $8.2 million to LSA from alumna and retired professor Ilene Forsyth will secure the future study of medieval art at the University of Michigan and provide educational and research opportunities for faculty and students.

November 4, 2018

UMMA After Hours Campaign Celebration

After the Victors for Michigan celebration Friday afternoon, the U-M Museum of Art opened to a public, after hours celebration that gave the campus community an opportunity to continue the celebration, tour museum galleries and offer cards of thanks to those who helped make the fundraising campaign so successful.

January 12, 2017

Newmans make $1M gift to support three programs at SMTD

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.

November 30, 2016

More than $5.5M raised from 7,364 donors in annual Giving Blueday

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.

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