The Victors for Michigan Campaign (V4MC), which wound down last academic year, was a great success for SEAS. The Development and Communications teams are pleased to share some of the results along with our plans for the future.
It has been a time of transition and reenvisioning at SEAS. During the V4M campaign, we realized our $37.2 million fund-rasing goal and secured 43 gifts of $100,000 or more. We are now stewarding more than 110 endowment funds, most of which are designated for “student support.” We are well positioned for the next major university-wide fund-raising effort, and continue to engender an exciting and positive major gift fund-raising culture.
Our Communications team is working closely with the Michigan Creative team to build a new university website—focused on environmental sustainability—that will be a critical platform for articulating the university’s work in key theme areas. With Dean Overpeck’s appointment, the strong leadership of the Dean’s External Advisory Board, the expanded “SEAS” mission, and a greater focus throughout the university for environmental sustainability, we are confident that SEAS will be a leading force in growing even more support for this environmental mission and in significantly advancing the university’s sustainability work for our planet and for generations to come.