endowment

  1. October 19, 2023

    Endowment generated 5.2% return in FY ’23

    U-M’s endowment climbed $529 million to a market value of $17.9 billion during the last fiscal year, with distributions at a record $470 million.

  2. December 8, 2022

    U-M reports progress on endowment-related carbon reductions

    Recent investments in renewable energy and fuel will prompt considerable reductions in greenhouse gas emissions associated with the U-M’s endowment.

  3. October 20, 2022

    University’s endowment saw modest growth in FY ’22

    U-M’s long-term investment portfolio, which consists mostly of the endowment, grew 2.2% in the last fiscal year. The portfolio’s performance was among the highest for large university endowments.

  4. 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.

  5. October 21, 2021

    Endowment shows strong returns amid financial-market growth

    U-M’s endowment contributed $404 million for operations last fiscal year, with the funding supporting a wide range of university functions, including student scholarships, faculty, research, libraries, infrastructure and clinical care.

  6. December 3, 2020

    $5M gift from Breach family endows Law School deanship

    The Breach Family Foundation and Law School alumnus David A. Breach have committed $5 million to the U-M Law School to permanently endow the David A. Breach Deanship.

  7. October 22, 2020

    Endowment provides increased funding for U-M operations

    U-M’s endowment continued to provide funding for operations totaling $391 million, up more than 6 percent from a year earlier. The endowment was valued at $12.5 billion as of June 30.

  8. October 17, 2019

    U-M endowment up $500M after another strong year

    The value of U-M’s endowment rose to $12.4 billion, and its 20-year annualized return of 9.2 percent ranks U-M in the top decile for long-term investment performance among university endowments.

  9. October 18, 2018

    U-M endowment up $1B over last year with strong rate of return

    The value of U-M’s endowment climbed to $11.9 billion in fiscal year 2018, $1 billion more than a year ago. The rate of return for the fiscal year was 10.7 percent.

  10. September 13, 2018

    University leaders reaffirm support of successful investment practices

    University 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.