Giving News

Giving to UM-Dearborn supports students, programs, and the campus as a whole. When you make a gift, it doesn't end with the signing of a check or a credit card transaction, but goes on to create endless possibilities for our campus. Your gifts fund scholarships for grateful students, establish new buildings, and support groundbreaking research. We are excited to share these inspiring stories here. 

Current News

UM-Dearborn was well represented among the awards given at the 27th Annual National Philanthropy Day Dinner, held by Association of Fundraising Professionals Greater Detroit Chapter earlier this month.
The nontraditional student support program celebrates two decades by bringing SOAR alumni, students, faculty and staff together.
From student success to campus transformations, the Victors for UM-Dearborn celebration showcased the impact of the four-year campaign
CASL alumnus Jeffrey Golota is excited to sponsor, once again, CASL's annual Sargon Partners Undergraduate Research Showcase and Faculty Research Slam.
Christian Ledford thought he understood the principles of criminal justice. A Public Affairs summer internship led him to "ask bigger question on complex issue."
Celebrating Donors honors our amazing our amazing supporters and recognizes the significant impact their philanthropy has on our students and our campus.
Experiences, faculty inspire students to pursue careers in medicine
Young alumnae create fund that honors their education at UM-Dearborn and looks toward the future
Diverse Intelligences Initiative to fund project on Primates in Virtual Space
Associate professor of accounting Kirk Philipich has long been impressed with the dedication, hard work and talent of the student athletes here on our campus. He is a big fan on the sidelines, but wanted to do something more than just cheer on the teams. He created the SLAAM Scholarship.
The first cohort of Ed.D. students are helping others follow in their footsteps
Gift, experience enhance student’s personal and professional outlook
The grant, funded through the Building Bridges Program of the Doris Duke Foundation for Islamic Arts, supports the expansion of ‘Halal Metropolis.’
The gift, which was announced at the Engineering Lab Building groundbreaking, will establish the Omron Robotics and Human Factors Lab and the Omron Endowed Scholarship in Electrical Engineering.
College can be challenging enough, but its stressors are compounded when you add a financial emergency into the mix. A new scholarship provides a bridge between unexpected scenarios and earning a degree.
Nine Opportunity Scholars took part in the program, which promotes community service, develops leadership skills, and creates strong bonds among its participants.
Brandi Wingate first discovered the field of engineering through DAPCEP in high school. UM-Dearborn’s small classes and academic excellence convinced her it was the right place to pursue her dream. Receiving a Kurajian scholarship helped make it possible.
Kevin H. McKervey Memorial Scholarship invests in the next generation
The Jean and Ken Simpson Professional Development Series for Educators provides impactful insights and practical strategies for the classroom
CASL student Beth Lundy examines the work of Irena Sendler, who saved the lives of 2,500 Jewish children during World War II.
CECS graduate students traveled to Australia as part of a highly selective MIT Entrepreneurship Bootcamp. Donor support helped make that trip possible.
Erica Magnuson, UM-Dearborn Mechanical Engineering, student has received the prestigious $10,000 Alan Mulally Scholarship, awarded to only ten students around the country.
Philanthropic leaders at U-M, Anthony and Cheryl (B.A. ’77) Chapekis are recipients of the university’s prestigious Hermelin Award, which honors exceptional fundraising volunteers. We talked with Cheryl about their new endowed scholarship on our campus.
The annual event saw 100 more donations than last year, totaling well over 300 gifts across the campus.
Lecturer Terry Ostrom’s 5,000-piece collection of museum-grade minerals, panned gold and fossils was donated to UM-Dearborn’s Department of Natural Sciences.


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