A Letter From Stephen Ross
Like the many students who arrive in Ann Arbor, Flint, and Dearborn each fall, this university offered me the educational foundation to succeed. I will always be eternally grateful to be a Michigan Wolverine. That’s why I was so honored to serve as chair of the Victors for Michigan campaign. Now that the campaign has come to a close, I can proudly say that seeing your combined efforts come to fruition has been an outstanding privilege.
Like all of you, I was thrilled to support such a worthy university. To have been a part of establishing a world-class athletic campus and an elite business school has brought me enormous pride and satisfaction, and that’s just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to this campaign’s historic success. Together, we’ve helped build a better Michigan—a stronger Michigan. Today, our university is more capable than ever in its ability to serve its students and meet the world’s toughest challenges.
What makes Michigan unique is a combination of school spirit and academic excellence that is unrivaled anywhere else in the world today. At Michigan, we’re taught to push beyond expectations. With the Victors for Michigan campaign, you have truly exceeded every expectation. We all know that alumni and friends of the University of Michigan are exceptionally ambitious, generous, and competitive. By becoming the first public university to raise $5 billion in a single campaign, you have upheld the longstanding tradition of excellence that defines the spirit of Michigan.
Our national campaign leadership board gave so much of their time and energy to ensure this campaign would reach historic heights, and I want to extend a special thanks to each member of the board for their contributions. Each of you deserves to be celebrated for all that you do for this university and for the impact your generosity has on communities around the world.
Thank you for all you have done for this great university. Your drive is admirable and your dedication is unrivaled. Thank you for your energy, your talent, and your support. Go Blue!
Stephen M. Ross (BBA ’62, HLLD ’11)