The Victors for Michigan Campaign (V4M) concluded at the end of 2018. The campaign was a large success for the entire SEAS community. 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 leadership since 2017, 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.