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Ilitch gift to WSU among Chronicle of Philanthropy's top 50 of 2015  February 09, 2016

The $40 million gift to Wayne State University by Mike and Marian Ilitch ranks No. 47 on the Chronicle of Philanthropy's annual ranking of the 50 Americans who donated the most to charity last year. The pledge by the Little Caesars Pizza founders toward a new business-school building is part of a...

Ilitches, retired Stryker chairman among Philanthropy 50 donors  February 09, 2016

Two sets of donors from Michigan once again made the Philanthropy 50, a list of the country’s most generous donors published annually by the Chronicle of Philanthropy for its subscribers. Mike and Marian Ilitch came in at No. 47 for their $40 million donation to Wayne State University in...

Chris Ilitch: Red Wings arena name to be unveiled in 1-2 months  February 09, 2016

A corporate naming rights deal for the Detroit Red Wings’ new $627.5 million arena will be announced in a month or two. That news emerged today from Chris Ilitch, who spoke to nearly 800 people gathered at a luncheon inside Motor City Casino Hotel to honor him and his father, Red Wings owner...

Ilitch Business student named Scholar-Athlete of the Year  February 08, 2016

Aaron Weston earned the Scholar-Athlete of the Year award for Wayne State football in 2015. The 6-6, 270-pound junior tight end was an exceptional special-teams player at Wayne State, while named to the GLIAC All-Academic Excellence Team for the third time. Aaron is majoring in Finance and...

A daughter's legacy  February 04, 2016

Since losing their daughter, Rebecca Joy Butler, at age 20 in 2011, Beverly and Timothy Butler have devoted their lives to shining a light on her story and celebrating her life by helping others. Becky Butler, a student at Wayne State University, was active on campus and as a member of Alpha Gamma...

M.B.A. student blends business with philanthropy  February 02, 2016

Wanting to improve yourself often has the side benefit of improving your network of friends and business contacts, David Contorer has found. Contorer was director of philanthropic services at the Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan, in Detroit, when he returned to school part time in 2010...

S.E. Michigan Purchasing Managers Index ends two-month slide  February 02, 2016

The Southeast Michigan Purchasing Managers Index ended a two-month slide in January, climbing from 54.8 in December to 57.1, which was the reading in November. The index, which hit its high of 66.4 in May, has been above 50 for 19 straight months. The employment component of the index increased...