Mike Ilitch School of Business

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An Anonymous DonorJonathan Kade matched $2 for each $1 donated, donating a total of $100

An Anonymous DonorLisa Jane Rapport, Ph.D. matched $10 for each donor, donating a total of $300Just for Faculty/Staff (Psychology Department)

An Anonymous DonorAnonymous matched $1 for each $1 donated, donating a total of $1,000Just for Mike Ilitch School of Business Scholarships

An Anonymous DonorDean Kleist matched $1 for each $1 donated, donating a total of $2,000Just for MISB Student Engagement & Active Learning (SEAL) Lab Fund

An Anonymous DonorMike Ilitch School of Business Alumni Council matched $1 for each $1 donated, donating a total of $2,050Just for MISB Alumni Council

An Anonymous DonorRSM matched $1 for each $1 donated, donating a total of $2,500Just for Mike Ilitch School of Business Scholarships

An Anonymous DonorAnonymous Brothers from the Delta Sigma Pi Gamma Theta Fraternity matched $2 for each $1 donated, donating a total of $14,000Just for Delta Sigma Pi Gamma Theta Endowed Scholarship
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An Anonymous DonorDr. Rhoda Joseph gave $1,200 because 20 donors gaveJust for Technology Information Systems and Analytics

An Anonymous DonorMark Rolling ’91, M.B.A. ’97 gave $25,000 because 25 donors gaveJust for Mike Ilitch School of Business Scholarships

An Anonymous DonorLottie Holland, M.B.A. β€˜06 gave $25,000 because 25 donors gaveJust for Multicultural Professional Readiness Education Program (MPREP)
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Giving Day 2024
2,097 Donors - $2,000,995 Donated
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Giving Day contributions of every size make a major difference! Support one of these projects today or give to another area that helps the Mike Ilitch School of Business.

  • Today only, the Mike Ilitch School of Business Alumni Council will match every dollar given to the MISB Alumni Council Fund, up to $2,050, doubling your impact on enhancing student experiences. 
  • Ready! Set! Give! Once 20 gifts are made to the Technology, Information Systems and Analytics (TISA) Department, a generous $1,200 gift, from TISA Department Chair, Dr. Rhoda Joseph, will be unlocked!
  • Triple your impact! Anonymous brothers from the Delta Sigma Pi Gamma Theta Fraternity are providing a 2-to-1 match for all gifts made to the Delta Sigma Pi Gamma Theta Endowed Scholarship – up to $14,000!

Student Engagement and Active Learning Lab (SEAL Lab) 

  • Today only, Dean Kleist will provide a dollar-for-dollar match for all contributions made to the Student Engagement and Active Learning (SEAL) Lab Fund – up to $2,000! 

At the Mike Ilitch School of Business, we seek to elevate our students' talent and provide the resources needed to persist from our classrooms to careers by centralizing many student resources to create a robust system of support. The SEAL Lab will be a dedicated resource hub that provides opportunities for students to level up their skills and compete with graduates from any top business school. By focusing on skill development, international engagement, career readiness and increased student support, the Ilitch School is shaping the future of business in Detroit. The majority of our graduates stay in Michigan, contributing to the local workforce and growing the state’s economy. 

Multicultural Professional Readiness Educational Program (MPREP) 

  • Ready! Set! Give! Once 25 gifts are made to the Multicultural Professional Readiness Education Program (MPREP), a $25,000 gift from Lottie Holland, M.B.A. β€˜06 will be unlocked!

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. 

Mike Ilitch Business School Scholarships

  • Ready! Set! Give! Once 25 gifts are made to the Mike Ilitch Business School Scholarships fund a $25,000 gift from Mark Rolling ’91, M.B.A. ’97 will be unlocked!
  • Additionally, you can double your dollars! RSM is matching Giving Day donations to the Mike Ilitch Business School Scholarships fund – up to $2,500!
  • But that’s not all! Two anonymous donors are matching also matching gifts to the MISB Scholarships fund – up to $1,000!

The Mike Ilitch Business School Scholarships fund was established to recognize talent and scholastic achievement, encourage continued progress and provide assistance to business students in financing their education at Wayne State University. 

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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πŸ“’ Updates
We did it!!!!!!


Not only did we pass our goal of 1,900 donors for Giving Day 2024 - but we also raised more than $2 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


71 days ago by Jalyn Stovall
Let’s Finish Warrior Strong!!

Only 3 hours left! 

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

Show your Warrior pride 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!

72 days ago by Jalyn Stovall
Challenges Met!

βœ… 40 donors gave to the College of Engineering, unlocking a $40,000 gift from Dr. Bob A. Smith ’60, M.A. ’74. 

βœ… 25 gifts are made to the Mike Ilitch Business School Scholarships fund, unlocking $25,000 from Mark Rolling ’91, M.B.A. ’97. 

βœ… 20 donors gave to the WSU Planetarium, unlocking a $1,000 gift from Dean Stephanie Hartwell.

72 days ago by Vivian Brown
Matches Met!

βœ… Dean Ramona Benkert matched $1,000 to the College of Nursing Scholarship Fund. 

βœ… A group of anonymous WDET Leadership Circle Members matched $2,500 to WDET. 

βœ… Dr. Bob Pettapiece, '80 matched $5,000 to the Honors College Finish Line Endowed Fund. 

βœ… Two anonymous donors matched $1,000 to Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library 

72 days ago by Vivian Brown
There’s still time!!!

There’s still time to make your gift!

There are more than 120 programs, funds, areas, and initiatives to choose from!

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

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

#GiveGreenBeGold

72 days ago by Jalyn Stovall
Matches Met!


βœ… Dean Kleist matched $2,000 to the Student Engagement & Active Learning (SEAL) Lab Fund. 

72 days ago by Vivian Brown
Matches & Challenges!

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: 

πŸ’š Dean Ramona Benkert will match $1 per $1 donated to the College of Nursing Scholarship Fund up to $1,000- Only $135 left to complete this match!

πŸ’š Lisa Jane Rapport, Ph.D. will match $10 per donor to Faculty/Staff in the Psychology Department up to $300 - Only 25 donors left to complete this match!

πŸ’š Only 11 more donors to the CLAS Psychology Clinic needed to unlock a generous $1,000 from Dean Stephanie Hartwell

πŸ’š Only $630 to Freer House needed to unlock a generous $1250 from Lillian and Walter Dean and the Garden Club of Michigan!

#GiveGreenBeGold


72 days ago by Jalyn Stovall
Challenges Met!

βœ… 10 donors made gifts to the Dr. Walter F. Edwards Endowed Brown Bag Colloquium Series, unlocking $1,000 gift from Jaime Goodrich. 

72 days ago by Vivian Brown
Matches Met!


βœ… Two anonymous donors matched $1,000 to the MISB Scholarships fund. 

βœ… RSM matched $2,500 to the Mike Ilitch Business School Scholarships fund. 

βœ… Erika Wallace, and her husband, Marcus Wallace, matched $10,000 for Wayne State Athletics. 

βœ… Marion Ringe ’70, M.A. ’77 matched $7,950 for the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.

72 days ago by Vivian Brown
We are halfway through Giving Day!!!

We're halfway 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

72 days ago by Jalyn Stovall
We’re halfway to our goal!!!


We have 958 donors and counting – more than 50% of our goal!!! There’s still time to give. Let’s show our Warrior pride and reach the finish line!

#GiveGreenBeGold

72 days ago by Jalyn Stovall
Go Warriors!

It’s 10 a.m. and we have 939 donors – nearly 50% of our goal. We need 961 more donors to reach 1900 donors. We’ve got this!

Let’s go, Warriors!

72 days ago by Jalyn Stovall
It’s time to shine, 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 see your progress. 

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

How to Become an Advocate for Giving Day 2024:

Step 1: Create or login to your 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!

72 days ago by Jalyn Stovall
It’s Giving Day!!!


Join the Warrior community for the next 24 hours as we work together to give back! Make a difference across campus and show your support for the Warrior community with a gift to your area of choice!

#GiveGreenBeGold

72 days ago by Alexandria Armstrong

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πŸ’› Advocates

for gifts made to any scholarship fund, the Greenwald Family Impact Foundation photo
for gifts made to any scholarship fund, the Greenwald Family Impact Foundation
Heart icon matched a total of $200,000
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Medical Alumni Association Board of Governors
Heart icon matched a total of $58,000
Dr. Bob A. Smith ’60, M.A. ’74 photo
Dr. Bob A. Smith ’60, M.A. ’74
Gave $40,000 during a Challenge!
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Bob and Jeri Kelch
Heart icon matched a total of $30,000
Mark Rolling ’91, M.B.A. ’97 photo
Mark Rolling ’91, M.B.A. ’97
Gave $25,000 during a Challenge!
Lottie Holland, M.B.A. β€˜06 photo
Lottie Holland, M.B.A. β€˜06
Gave $25,000 during a Challenge!
College of Fine, Performing and Communication Arts Board of Visitors photo
College of Fine, Performing and Communication Arts Board of Visitors
Heart icon matched a total of $14,000
Anonymous Brothers from the Delta Sigma Pi Gamma Theta Fraternity photo
Anonymous Brothers from the Delta Sigma Pi Gamma Theta Fraternity
Heart icon matched a total of $14,000
WSU Applebaum Board of Visitors photo
WSU Applebaum Board of Visitors
Heart icon matched a total of $10,000
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Anonymous
Heart icon matched a total of $10,000