Michigan Ross Raises More Than $134 Million to Create Cutting-Edge, Collaborative Spaces



Elizabeth D. Black, MBA ’87

Michael, MBA ’68, and Sophia Brenner

Michael R., BBA ’66/MBA ’67, and Mary Kay Hallman

J. Ira, BBA ’59, and Nicki Harris

Robert Hutchens, BBA ’84, and Randi Brosterman Hutchens

Mike, BBA ’72, and Sue Jandernoa

Stephen Malkin, BBA ’83

William C., MBA ’65, and Sally A., AM ’67, Martin

Tim, MBA ’80, and Beth O’Day

Jane, BBA ’86/MAcc ’86, and Daniel Och

Keshava C. and Bharathi C. Reddy

Timothy J., AB ’82/MBA ’84, and Elise M., BFA ’82, Sloan

Harvey J. Spevak, BBA ’87/MAcc ’87

Lawrence and Wendy Tenebaum

Ronald N., BBA ’66, and Eileen, MMus. ’75, Weiser

Noah Yosha, BBA ’99

The Michigan Ross campus is a contemporary and collaborative learning community designed to inspire creativity, teamwork, and motivation.

And it wouldn’t exist as it does today without the generous support of donors during the Victors for Michigan campaign.

More than $134 million in donations supported projects that enhance this preeminent space, making it even more ideal for connecting and learning.

The vanguard of campus improvements has been the construction of Blau Hall and the renovation of Kresge Hall. Through these spaces, Michigan Ross has realized a cutting-edge, unified business school complex that is empowering its community to learn, collaborate, and innovate in unprecedented ways.

Historic gifts from Steven M. Ross, BBA ’62, and Kara Ross; Jeff Blau, BBA ’90, and Lisa Blau; as well as Sanford Robertson, BBA ’53/MBA ’54, made this incredible campus transformation possible. See list to the right for a list of other major donors to this project.

The 179,000 square feet of new space contains nine new classrooms, collaborative learning spaces, a library reimagined for the digital age, and a “center for centers,” which brings together most of the school's world-class centers and institutes.

The space was also constructed with respect for the environment and will operate sustainably. The new complex recently received LEED Gold certification and will be 30 percent more energy efficient than required by code, will use 41 percent less water than the minimum required, and was built using an estimated 75 percent of the waste from the demolished building previously in its place.

Thanks to gifts from dedicated alumni, Ross is now even more of a true 21st-century learning environment that meets the needs of students, faculty, and staff today and into the future.

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