Office of the Vice President for Global Communications

Thursday, September 5, 2013

Celebrating a historic gift

Read the story about Ross' donation.

Watch a video of scenes from the day of celebration surrounding the $200 million gift to U-M from Stephen M. Ross.

Stephen Ross, Mary Sue Coleman

Stephen M. Ross talks with President Mary Sue Coleman about his approach to philanthropy at an event Wednesday to announce his $200 million gift to U-M. (Photo by Austin Thomason, Michigan Photography)

Watch the gift announcement and a discussion with Ross and President Mary Sue Coleman.

Ross crowd

The Davidson Winter Garden at the Stephen M. Ross School of Business was crowded Wednesday morning with people on hand to help thank Ross for his donation. (Photo by Scott Soderberg, Michigan Photography)

Stephen Ross, Dean Alison Davis-Blake

Ross School of Business Dean Alison Davis-Blake applauds Stephen M. Ross during the festivities. (Photo by Scott Soderberg, Michigan Photography)

Davis-Blake, Ross, Coleman, Brandon

Ross School of Business Dean Alison Davis-Blake, Stephen M. Ross, President Mary Sue Coleman and Athletic Director Dave Brandon talk at the event announcing Ross' $200 million gift to U-M, which will be split evenly between the Ross School and Athletics. (Photo by Austin Thomason, Michigan Photography)

Ross

Real estate developer and U-M alumnus Stephen M. Ross jumps to touch the banner that the football team runs under at home games. (Photo by Eric Bronson, Michigan Photography)

Ross, Hoke, Morgan
Stephen M. Ross chats with head football coach Brady Hoke and Wolverine basketball player Jordan Morgan during an event recognizing Ross' donation, half of which will go to Athletics. (Photo by Eric Bronson, Michigan Photography)