16,432 Donors and Counting Help Michigan Ross Exceed $400 Million Capital Campaign Goal


How do you spell success? At Michigan Ross, we spell it Y-O-U.

Generous support from Ross alumni and friends has made our Victors for Michigan fundraising campaign an incredible triumph. We not only met, we exceeded our goal.

We are proud to announce that more than 16,000 individual donors contributed more than $400,000,000 to Michigan Ross.

These gifts have transformed Ross forever—changing the physical face of campus, the way we teach, how students collaborate and learn, and much more.

Campaign funds have supported projects and opportunities in four specific areas: Student Support, Engaged Learning, Bold Ideas, and Campus Improvements.

Student Support

The more than $90 million raised for student support initiatives has made possible not only an increased number of available scholarships — 756 scholarships were given to Michigan Ross students in the 2017-2018 academic year — but also the support of ongoing and development of new and innovative outreach programs that help make a Michigan Ross education attainable for all students.

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Engaged Learning

Generous donors have given $118 million to make engaged learning a priority at Michigan Ross. Their donations define the future of business education, including new innovations in action-based learning, transforming learning practices, connecting student experiences more directly to career paths, and more.

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Bold Ideas

Gifts have supported Business+Impact, a new initiative at Michigan Ross that provides students with practical skills and insights to tackle complex social challenges and catalyze a career in social impact. This is part of Ross’s broader goal to nurture and deliver bold solutions to the business challenges of our time, with donor support in this area totaling more than $59 Million.

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Campus Improvements

More than $134 million in donations during the Victors for Michigan fundraising campaign supported projects that enhance our preeminent campus space, making it even more ideal for connecting and learning. The vanguard of campus improvements has been the construction of Blau Hall and the renovation of Kresge Hall. Historic gifts from Steven M. Ross (BBA ’62) and Kara Ross, as well as and Jeff Blau (BBA ’90) and Lisa Blau made this incredible campus transformation possible.

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A celebration of the donors who made this all possible will take place this Friday, Nov 2 at Michigan Ross.