Nov. 14 event will celebrate conclusion of $40 million campaign focused on increasing student opportunities, strengthening academic programs and enhancing partnerships in the region.

November 4, 2008

DEARBORN/ Nov. 4, 2008---The University of Michigan-Dearborn will celebrate “the most successful capital campaign in our history,” at a breakfast reception in Kochoff Hall in the campus’s University Center on Friday, Nov. 14. The program will begin with a strolling breakfast at 8 a.m., followed by a “celebration program” at 8:30 a.m.

“In large part, the success of our campaign is due to the hard work, generosity and involvement of our faculty and staff,” according to Tom Baird, vice chancellor for institutional advancement. “We are all making a difference for UM-Dearborn and our region, and I hope that all members of the campus community will be able to join us for this celebration of the impact these gifts have made.”

The Nov. 14 program will include remarks from faculty members who have seen the impact of some of the major gifts that have come to the campus during the campaign, along with remarks from some of the major donors. In addition, Baird plans to announce the total raised in the campaign to date.

UM-Dearborn launched the public phase of its $40-million fundraising campaign in 2004. The drive has focused on raising support to increase student opportunities, strengthen academic programs and enhance the campus’s partnerships in southeastern Michigan.

The Nov. 14 celebration planned on the Dearborn campus has been coordinated with events scheduled the same day on the Ann Arbor campus marking the conclusion of the Michigan Difference Campaign.



CONTACT: Terry Gallagher
PHONE: 313-593-5518
The Office of University Relations
Room 1040, Administration Building
University of Michigan-Dearborn