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Michigan Medicine receives $50M; names new hospital after D. Dan and Betty Kahn

Celebrating a $50 million gift to Michigan Medicine, the health system will name its new hospital for D. Dan and Betty Kahn. The new facility — The D. Dan and Betty Kahn Health Care Pavilion — will honor Betty and Dan’s dedication to U-M and the public good.
Published 12.9.2022
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Family honors Dr. W.E. Upjohn by naming U-M Peony Garden 100 years after his original gift

In 1922, W. E. Upjohn gave a gift of peonies to U-M that would become what is now the Nichols Arboretum Peony Garden. Now, his family has come together on the 100th anniversary of his gift with a donation of $2 million to name the gardens after him.
Published 7.12.2022
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$11.5 Million Gift Fuels Innovation in Dry Age-Related Macular Degeneration Research

Former PulteGroup chairman and CEO James Grosfeld’s gift is one of the largest investments of talent and resources in the country targeted at developing treatments for dry AMD, the leading cause of irreversible blindness in people over 50.
Published 4.20.2022
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The Ginsberg Legacy: Honoring a life of service to others

William and Inger Ginsberg (above) honor parents Edward (AB ’38) and Rosalie Ginsberg with a gift to support a new building to house the Ginsberg Center for Community Service and Learning.
Published 3.24.2022
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$12M gift of Chinese calligraphy transforms Asian art collection at U-M Museum of Art

By Christopher Ankney, UMMA ANN ARBOR, Mich. - The University of Michigan 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. The Lo Chia-Lun Calligraphy Collection,...
Published 2.8.2022
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New U-M center seeks to make learning accessible to all youth

By Danielle Dimcheff, School of Education ANN ARBOR, Mich. - With a $14.7 million gift, U-M alumna Eileen Lappin Weiser is establishing The Eileen Lappin Weiser Learning Sciences Center in the University of Michigan School of Education. Her gift, representing the largest commitment in the...
Published 2.3.2022