STORIES OF IMPACT

Prison Arts Fund for PCAP

Volunteer Cindy Wenig was inspired to create the Prison Creative Arts Strategic Fund after her experience with the program.
Published 5.11.2021

Introducing the D-SIP Class of 2021!

As the Development Summer Internship Program (D-SIP) celebrates its 15th anniversary,  we are excited to welcome the 2021 cohort to the D-SIP family. Interns will virtually work with host sites across U-M and Washtenaw County. The D-SIP 2021 cohort will tackle a range of projects while furthering their knowledge of the development field and growing as young professionals. Please join us in following their progress throughout the summer.
Published 5.5.2021

U-M’s Ford School to expand social policy, equity work, thanks to Kohn Charitable Trust

ANN ARBOR—A set of gifts totaling $17 million from the Kohn Charitable Trust will establish a resource hub at the University of Michigan's Gerald R. Ford...
Published 4.8.2021

U-M Depression Center to be named for Eisenberg family, in recognition of $30M in giving

Nation’s first center focused on depression and bipolar illnesses enters 20th year with transformational gift and enhanced capacity for scientific advances...
Published 3.25.2021

U-M receives gifts from over 10,000 donors on seventh Giving Blueday

More than 10,000 donors supported the University of Michigan’s seventh Giving Blueday, a 24-hour celebration of giving.  Throughout the entire day on...
Published 3.12.2021

Africa Week Strengthens Global Partnerships For the University of Michigan

The University of Michigan’s Africa Week brought together leaders in higher education, industry, and government for a series of inspiring virtual discussions, from February 15-19, 2021. The conference event addressed key opportunities and challenges that will shape Africa in the coming decades, and outlined several directions to expand and strengthen the collaborations between U-M and present and future African partners.
Published 3.8.2021

Support for Wherever the Road Leads

“The Stamps Scholarship completely transformed my entire undergraduate experience,” she said. “I never had to work jobs to pay for school or my living expenses, which has allowed me to invest my time in the opportunities I’m truly passionate about.”
Published 3.8.2021

Young alumnus’ planned gift is a promise for the future of U-M

Though he is not yet 30, Kyle has created an estate gift to support what he is most passionate about at U-M.
Published 2.15.2021

Lunar New Year Contest Entries

We are proud to present the winning submission of this year's Lunar New Year design contest, created by current Stamps School of Art & Design student Katherine Lee.⁠
Published 2.11.2021

The Best Network in Sports

University of Michigan students quickly learn that they are connected to a global Wolverine community boasting over 600,000 living alumni, and students have relied on these networks for invaluable support both during and after their time at U-M. At the School of Kinesiology’s Sport Management Program, a group of alumni fully embrace that Michigan spirit and have turned their passion for U-M into support for students.
Published 1.28.2021

Michigan Ross Alumni Gives $5M to Create New True Grit Scholarship at the Business School

The University of Michigan Ross School of Business is the recipient of a $5 million gift that funds need-based scholarship support for domestic and...
Published 1.26.2021

Inspired to Create: U-M Alumnae and the World of International Tech Startups

In December, Leaders & Best caught up with several University of Michigan alumnae working in the international startup space to learn more about the tech industry overseas and how U-M helped lay the foundation for their careers in entrepreneurship.
Published 1.13.2021