2014 “Give the Difference” Faculty and Staff Campaign


The Faculty and Staff Campaign for the University of Michigan-Dearborn allows us, the community of UM-Dearborn, to make a difference beyond our professional arena. Through our giving we demonstrate a personal commitment to the vision of UM-Dearborn.

The impact of our philanthropy is evident in every area of the University. Gifts made by faculty and staff can be seen and felt across our campus, within our colleges, departments and programs, in our research laboratories, and in all aspects of campus life.

Please join us today in supporting our university. Your participation is what is most important.

Together we will continue to make a difference at the University of Michigan-Dearborn!


John Gillespie, Ph.D.
Professor, Mathematics and Statistics
College of Arts, Sciences, and Letters

“I believe people like to know what their contribution is going to and what impact it will make and I am sure many reading this have a target to support.  For others, please investigate the list of funds to find something that fits what you would like to impact.  It can matter, I've seen it.”


Noel Hornbacher
Director, Financial Services
Office of Financial and General Services

“I like to be able to see the impact that my gifts have on the organization I am giving to.  Here at UM-Dearborn, we are small enough that the impact can be felt and seen and every dollar will count and be noticed."  "There is something to be said for a giving heart and its ability to make hard work enjoyable.”


Melissa Jimenez
Assistant Director of Admissions
Office of Admissions and Orientation

“I feel this is just an additional way we can contribute toward the success of students and make a lasting impact on our university."  "I give because when I was in need I was given help.”


Claudia Kocher, Ph.D.
Associate Dean
Associate Professor, Finance
College of Business

“Today, I see the financial struggles of many of our students.  I am happy that my financial contributions can be directed to scholarships for UM-Dearborn students."  "By giving to UM-Dearborn, I am investing in the quality of life in our community."