Western Michigan U gets $550 million gift from anonymous alumni

Source: San Francisco Chronicle

“A group of anonymous alumni has gifted $550 million to Western Michigan University. The school in Kalamazoo will receive the funding over 10 years. It will be divided among scholarships, investing in quality educators, advancing medical research and education, and bolstering Western Michigan athletics. ‘Thanks to the incredible generosity and foresight of these donors who’ve chosen to bestow this generous gift, we’ll be able to make a difference for students who are here today and for the next 100 years,’ school President Edward Montgomery said during Tuesday’s announcement of the Empowering Futures Gift. It is the largest gift ever made to a public, higher education institution in the United States, according to Western Michigan.” (06/09/21)