Make an ongoing impact
Join the Michigan Ross Annual Giving Society

The Michigan Ross Annual Fund allows us to say ‘yes’— yes to scholarships for exceptional students, yes to innovative action-based and global learning experiences, yes to pioneering research, and yes to new programs that drive transformational results.

Sustaining educational excellence requires resources, and the Annual Giving Society can provide the school with the funding to not only meet unexpected demands, but to seize opportunities by being nimble when fresh possibilities emerge.

The World of Difference Scholarship is awarded to both BBA and MBA students, a scholarship made possible by the thousands of alumni, friends, faculty/staff, parents, and students who support the Michigan Ross Annual Fund. 

Did you know that only 14% of alumni give back to Michigan Ross and U.S. News and World Report uses this statistic to measure our school’s success?

We know that other top-ranked business schools achieve higher participation rates from their respective alumni bases (Tuck 60%+, Yale 50%+, Stanford 40%+) and we’re hopeful that the Annual Giving Society is one step towards raising our participation rate.

The Michigan Ross Annual Giving Society recognizes donors who make a significant gift— $2,500 or more— to the Annual Fund at the University of Michigan Ross School of Business.

All donors who give $2,500 or more to the Michigan Ross Annual Fund during the current fiscal year (July 1 - June 30) are automatically eligible for recognition in the Annual Giving Society.

Annual Giving Society contributors will receive:

  • World of Difference newsletter
  • Annual Report
  • Invitations to special events and receptions
  • Recognition in the Annual Giving Society
  • Dean’s Circle contributors ($25,000 annually) receive communications and opportunities to engage with Michigan Ross leadership


Please help us build a better world through business by joining the Michigan Ross Annual Giving Society.

Cathy Bessant, BBA ‘82
Without scholarship support myself, I wouldn’t have been able to attend Michigan. I hope I can give others the same life-changing opportunity.
David Heller, BBA ‘87
Dean’s Circle gifts to the Michigan Ross Annual Fund make an immediate impact to areas of greatest need.