donor gifts

  1. November 7, 2022

    Taubman College announces two gifts totaling $4.1M

    The A. Alfred Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning received two gifts this fall totaling $4.1 million from two private donors and alumni: David Lepo, and Randy Howder and his husband, Neal Conatser.

  2. September 12, 2022

    LSA event marks naming of Kessler Student Center

    Students, faculty and staff gathered Sept. 9 for the official naming of the Kessler Student Center in the newly renovated LSA Building. It provides a space for students at LSA and across the university to study, learn and connect. 

  3. August 29, 2022

    Donors set record for cash gifts to university in FY ’22

    Donors gave to U-M in record fashion during fiscal year 2022, with the university receiving $515 million in total cash gifts, the highest in U-M history and the first time that cash gifts topped $500 million.

  4. April 5, 2022

    $1M gift supports Heinz C. Prechter Bipolar Research Program

    A $1 million gift from Raymond and Jane Cracchiolo will help researchers at the Heinz C. Prechter Bipolar Research Program study bipolar disorder and provide hope to the many people living with it.

  5. March 24, 2022

    Naming of Ginsberg Center’s new building honors lives of service

    A $10 million gift from William and Inger Ginsberg supports construction of a new home for the Edward Ginsberg Center for Community Service and Learning, which regents voted to name the Edward and Rosalie Ginsberg Building.

  6. March 10, 2022

    Harris gift names women’s basketball head coach position

    Kim Barnes Arico will be known as the J. Ira and Nicki Harris Family Head Women’s Basketball Coach after a $3 million gift on behalf of Nicki Harris and the late J. Ira Harris.

  7. February 24, 2022

    Gift of more than $1M aids Judaic studies, interfaith communications

    U-M continues to strengthen its commitment to interfaith studies with a more than $1 million gift from the Padnos family to LSA’s Jean & Samuel Frankel Center for Judaic Studies.

  8. February 9, 2022

    Clark Commons to occupy Shapiro Library’s repurposed third floor

    A renewal of the third floor of the Shapiro Library, a $6 million project that will connect researchers and scholars to the broad array of available library services, is underway.

  9. February 8, 2022

    Eileen Lappin Weiser’s $14.7M gift creates learning sciences center

    With a $14.7 million gift, U-M alumna Eileen Lappin Weiser is establishing The Eileen Lappin Weiser Learning Sciences Center in the School of Education to help reshape teaching and learning.

  10. January 26, 2022

    $12M calligraphy gift transforms UMMA’s Asian art collection

    The U-M Museum of Art has received a gift of Chinese calligraphy from the family of Lo Chia-Lun valued at more than $12 million — the largest gift of art in the university’s history.