STORIES OF IMPACT

U-M lab receives “Delta Leap” grant to study tuberculosis

Ann Arbor—Even in the face of COVID-19, tuberculosis (TB) remains one of the most concerning infectious diseases to date. While one-third of the world is...
Published 1.25.2022

Planned gift creates two scholarships at the Spectrum Center

By Melina Glusac ANN ARBOR—When Kenneth Hillenburg (MS ʼ86) and Alan Burg made the decision to make a bequest to the University of Michigan, their goal was...
Published 12.7.2021

Change agent

Vice Provost for Equity and Inclusion and Chief Diversity Officer Robert Sellers (PhD ’90) shares his campus experience and gives his views on how DEI...
Published 11.2.2021

One of higher education’s most innovative programs for first‑generation students receives $40 million gift

The new gift will support the University of Michigan’s Kessler Presidential Scholars Program, which has seen an increase in graduation rates, sense of...
Published 10.25.2021

Leinweber Foundation gives $25 million to build U-M Leinweber Computer Science and Information Building

ANN ARBOR—A $25 million gift from the Leinweber Foundation, founded by software entrepreneur Larry Leinweber, will help fund a new 163,000 square foot state...
Published 10.21.2021

Science as the solution

Dr. Rebecca Cunningham (MedRes ’99), the University of Michigan’s vice president for research, speaks with Leaders & Best about the new Institute for...
Published 10.15.2021

Tishman family gives $11M
for Social Justice and Environment Center

ANN ARBOR—The NorthLight Foundation and Dan and Sheryl Tishman have committed an $11.125 million gift to the University of Michigan School for Environment...
Published 10.7.2021

Howard Bragman creates million-dollar “coming out” fund at U-M

Bequest celebrates the 50th anniversary of the Spectrum Center, the nation’s oldest LGBTQIA+ college support center, with its largest ever...
Published 8.27.2021

ISR’s Next Generation Initiative

Donor-funded awards support promising graduate scholars early in their careers. Meet four students whose research is changing...
Published 8.25.2021

Donor support helps student-athletes pursue their Olympic dreams

Six U-M Olympic medalists received donor-funded scholarships during their time at Michigan. Get to know more about them and how philanthropy helped propel...
Published 8.24.2021

Support to serve

"This scholarship has had a huge impact on me. It’s amazing that someone you don’t even know can alleviate the stress that comes with paying for college....
Published 8.24.2021

Engineering a better future

Donor support allowed Stamps Scholar Easton Farrell (BSEBE ’21) to fully immerse himself in educational experiences beyond the classroom. From conducting...
Published 8.24.2021