Ilitch School raises $56,507 on Giving Day

Wayne State University hosted its third annual Giving Day celebration on April 11. The Mike Ilitch School of Business raised $56,507 during the 24-hour campaign, a 47 percent increase over 2018. While gifts and commitments were earmarked for a variety of projects, the Ilitch School highlighted specific challenges related to “Fund-a-CPA,” study abroad and student scholarships.

Of the 100 donors who gave specifically to the Ilitch School, 20 percent were first-time donors. Overall, the university raised $620,706 from 995 donors.

“Giving Day is an important opportunity to engage and support amazing projects and programs at the Mike Ilitch School of Business and across the university,” said Ilitch School Alumni and Donor Relations Officer Vanessa Miller. “Every gift—large and small—makes a difference. It’s a way for the entire Wayne State community to come together and support our students and programs.”

The Ilitch School raised $6,517 to help accounting graduates fund their CPA certification exam materials. An additional $9,225 was raised for the study abroad program, including a $3,100 match from the Mike Ilitch School of Business Alumni Council.