Mike Ilitch School of Business

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185% of $100,000 goal
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This campaign ended on April 13, 2023, but you can still make a gift to Wayne State University by clicking here!
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An Anonymous DonorIsmail Hader matched $1 for each $1 donated, donating a total of $50

An Anonymous DonorMonica Brockmeyer & Ken Bernard matched $1 for each $1 donated, donating a total of $3,000
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An Anonymous DonorFred and Sue Sievert gave $30,000 because 100 donors gaveJust for Mike Ilitch School of Business

An Anonymous DonorSean Werdlow gave $100,000 because $100,000 was given by donorsJust for Mike Ilitch School of Business
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Giving Day 2023
1,878 Donors - $1,085,385 Donated
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About

Giving Day contributions of every size make a major difference! Support MPREP today or give to another area that helps the Mike Ilitch School of Business.

Ready! Set! Give! Once 100 gifts are made to the Mike Ilitch School of Business, a $30,000 gift from Fred and Sue Sievert will be unlocked. But that's not all! Once the Mike Ilitch School of Business has raised $100,000, a generous $100,000 gift from Sean Werdlow will be unlocked!


Multicultural Professional Readiness Educational Program (MPREP)

Our Multicultural Professional Readiness Educational Program, or MPREP, provides key support, encouragement, development, and experiential opportunities for first-generation students of color who don’t have that person at home to lean on for educational support in the business world. MPREP builds students up to be the best during their time at the Ilitch School of Business through three pillars: Academic Accountability, Industry Exposure, and Mentorship. MPREP needs funding to not only impact more students across the board, but also increase the availability and accessibility of the experiences that the MPREP program has to offer. 

The opportunities are endless, and the impact is tremendous. I hope you will join us in this endeavor. If you’d like to learn more about the MPREP program, visit ilitchbusiness.wayne.edu/mprep/. This is a truly dynamic program that serves the student population that needs our support. 

If you would like to support a different program at the Mike Ilitch School of Business, please find the program that best speaks to you on our donation page!


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Student Testimonials
Updates
Thank you!

Giving Day 2023 was one month ago, but we are still blown away by the incredible impact of our Warrior community. Thank you to everyone who supported Wayne State's amazing students, groundbreaking research and critical urban programs.

434 days ago by Alexandria Armstrong
We did it!!

Not only did we meet our goal of 1,800 donors for Giving Day 2023 - but we also raised more than $1 million for our amazing students, brilliant faculty, groundbreaking research and critical urban programs, which move Detroit and our world forward. 

We are blown away by your support! This is proof that Warrior generosity makes our impact stronger. 

Thank you!!!

#GiveGreenBeGold

461 days ago by Alexandria Armstrong
Let’s finish Warrior Strong!

Only a few hours left! 

Thank you to the many Warriors who have already made their Giving Day gift. 

Once you’ve made your gift, help us get to our goal of 1,800 donors by sharing your support on social media using #GiveGreenBeGold.

Don’t forget to check the leaderboards to see what our Warrior community has already accomplished!

#GiveGreenBeGold

462 days ago by Alexandria Armstrong
Matches and Challenges Met!

                                   

     

                        

                                                

 

Challenges:

✅ $100,000 was raised for the Mike Ilitch School of Business, unlocking a $100,000 from Sean Werdlow. 

✅ 100 gifts were made to the Mike Ilitch School of Business, unlocking a $30,000 gift from Fred and Sue Sievert. 

✅ 20 gifts were made to the President's Enhancement Fund, unlocking a $10,000 gift from Dr. Margaret E. Winters and Dr. Geoffrey S. Nathan.

✅ 50 donors gave to the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, unlocking a $2,500 gift from Dean Stephanie Hartwell. 

✅ 100 donors gave to the College of Nursing, unlocking a gift of  $2,000 from Dean Laurie Lauzon Clabo.

✅ $1,000 was raised for the Ilitch Student Challenge, unlocking a $1,000 gift from an anonymous donor.


Matches: 

✅ David and Julie Ripple matched $25,000 to Athletics.

✅ Dr. Bob Pettapiece, 80 matched $5,000 to the Honors College Finish Line Endowment Fund.

✅ Engineering Alumni Council matched $2,000 to the 

College of Engineering Scholarship Fund.

✅ Dean Kleist matched $1,000 to the Ilitch Student Challenge. 

✅ An anonymous donor matched $1,000 to the Freer House and Garden.

✅ An anonymous donor matched $500 to Department of Urban Planning Internships.

462 days ago by Alexandria Armstrong
There’s still time to make your gift!

There’s still time to make your gift!

From student scholarships to hardship assistance, there are more than 80 programs, funds, areas and initiatives to choose from.

We are also just a few gifts away from unlocking thousands of matches and challenge dollars. 

You could be the person to help us finish Warrior Strong, by 11:59 p.m., (EDT)!

#GiveGreenBeGold

462 days ago by Alexandria Armstrong
It’s not too late to double your gift!

There are still matches and challenges available to increase the impact of your Giving Day gift. Here are a few close to the finish line: 

🔰 WSU Press Board of Visitors will match $1 per $1 donated to the WSU Press up to $5,000 - only $1,650 left to complete the match!

🔰 Dr. Bob Pettapiece '80 will match $1 per $1 donated to the Finish Line Endowment Fund up to $5,000 - only $1,735 left to complete the match!

🔰 6 donations to the President's Enhancement Fund are needed to unlock a generous $10,000 from Dr. Margaret E. Winters and Dr. Geoffrey S. Nathan.

Act now to take advantage of these special Giving Day match and challenge opportunities!


#GiveGreenBeGold 

462 days ago by Alexandria Armstrong
Challenge Met!

                       

✅ A gift of $2,100 to diversity, equity and inclusion initiatives was unlocked from the WSU Development and Alumni Affairs DEI Committee!

462 days ago by Alexandria Armstrong
Matches Met!

                     

✅ Organization of Black Alumni have matched $750 to the Detroit High School Endowment.

✅ Dean Laurie Lauzon Clabo and the Student Nurses Association have matched $2,000 to the College of Nursing Gertrude E. Skelly Emergency Fund. 

✅ Interim Dean Tom Walker has matched $1,200 to the School of Information Sciences. 

462 days ago by Alexandria Armstrong
We're half way there!!

We're half way through Giving Day with just 12 hours left to give!

Now is a great time to check out our ongoing matches and challenges to see where you can make the most impact. 

#GiveGreenBeGold

462 days ago by Alexandria Armstrong
Go Warriors!!

It's 10:00 a.m. and W is already celebrating! We have over 820 donors - nearly 50% of our goal. We need 980 more donors to reach 1,800 donors.

Let's go, Warriors!

#GiveGreenBeGold

462 days ago by Alexandria Armstrong
It's time, Advocates!

Start sharing your unique giving link with your network via email, text, or social media.  

The top three advocates will win a prize!

Check the Advocate Leaderboard to check your progress. 


Not an Advocate yet? There's still time to sign up! 

How to Become an Advocate for Giving Day 2023:

Step 1: Create a GiveCampus account.  

Step 2: Before you start sharing, make sure you are logged in! We can only celebrate your hard work if we're able to tell it's you! And we do that by tracking outreach done when you're logged in to GiveCampus. 

Step 3: Visit our Advocacy Dashboard and take one - or all - of the steps listed to get started!

462 days ago by Alexandria Armstrong
It's Giving Day!!!


For the next 24 hours, Warriors across the globe will be working together to give back! Your generosity on Giving Day makes a difference all across campus. Show your support for the Warrior community with a gift to your area of choice!

#GiveGreenBeGold

463 days ago by Alexandria Armstrong

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