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September 13, 2018

University leaders reaffirm support of successful investment practices

University of Michigan leaders are reaffirming support for the university’s investment practices while refuting new claims by the Detroit Free Press that imply wrongdoing on the part of the university and its regents in regard to interactions with university donors.

October 19, 2017

U-M endowment rebounds to $10.9B with 13.8 percent return

New investments through the Victors for Michigan fundraising campaign and a strong rate of return on investments pushed the market value of the University of Michigan endowment to $10.9 billion at the end of the 2017 fiscal year. A year ago, the endowment was valued at $9.7 billion.

October 20, 2016

U-M endowment provides strong support for campus operations

The University of Michigan's long-term investment strategy continues to provide a steady stream of endowment funding, with fiscal year 2016 distributions to the general fund exceeding $300 million for the first time. The total value of the endowment stood at $9.7 billion at the close of the fiscal year, June 30.

October 15, 2015

University endowment valued at $10 billion in FY 2015

The University of Michigan's long-term investment strategy continues to provide the university with a steady stream of endowment funding, with fiscal year 2015 distributions increasing to $294.5 million as the total value of the endowment rose to $10 billion.

October 16, 2014

Endowment has quadrupled during life of Investment Office

In the 15 years since the Board of Regents established an Investment Office to manage the university endowment, the total endowment has nearly quadrupled to $9.7 billion and distributions in support of campus operations have topped $3 billion.

October 19, 2013

University endowment reaches historic high of $8.4 billion

The University of Michigan endowment grew to its highest point ever — $8.4 billion for the fiscal year ended June 30.  The U-M endowment is ranked as the second-largest endowment in the nation among public universities and the seventh-largest among all U.S. universities.

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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