Groundbreaking puts Mike Ilitch School of Business in the media spotlight

Roughly 600 people came out to the corner of Woodward Avenue and Temple Street in the District Detroit yesterday to cheer on the Mike Ilitch School of Business, as campus and city leaders broke ground on its forthcoming building.

Media coverage of yesterday’s event includes:

New renderings of the building, made possible by a $40 million gift from Mike and Marian Ilitch, show a sleek, open and smart design that evokes energy, collaboration and innovation.

Mike and Marian Ilitch announced their donation to Wayne State University in October of 2015. The gift is the largest in the history of the university and ranks as one of the top ten gifts ever to a public business school in the United States. The Ilitches’ gift is part of Wayne State’s $750 million Pivotal Moments fundraising campaign. It is a lead gift toward the construction of the new business school and the University will seek additional support from successful Mike Ilitch School of Business alumni and friends to complete the new facility as part of the Pivotal Moments campaign.