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February 15, 2019

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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.

December 5, 2018

Jeffries’ $33M gift dedicated to student support at Law School

Lisa and Christopher Jeffries have committed $33 million to the University of Michigan Law School, with the gift’s entirety dedicated to student support, including scholarships and other forms of financial aid, summer funding programs and debt management.

November 29, 2017

Record number of donors support university on fourth Giving Blueday

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.

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.

April 4, 2016

Visionary donors

In this 1924 photo, construction workers are nearing completion on the Law Quad. (Photo courtesy of the Bentley Historical Library)

October 17, 2013

School of Information dean and wife pledge $2.5M gift to U-M

School of Information dean Jeffrey MacKie-Mason and his wife, Janet Netz, have committed to a gift of $2.5 million to the school. The gift is among the largest made by a dean at the University of Michigan to his or her school or college.

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