Support the Mike Ilitch School of Business

Thanks to our supportive alumni and friends, the Mike Ilitch School of Business is able to give more students the opportunity to achieve their dreams. Gifts also propel us forward as a whole and allow us to create new academic programs, like our latest addition in entrepreneurship, as well as maintain facilities and expand student services. Your donation is an investment in Detroit's Business School, its students and the city at large.

Reasons to give

  • Pay it forward to your alma mater
  • Help students experience the bright future that comes with a Wayne State business degree
  • Honor a loved one and preserve their memory
  • Advance the school in today's competitive environment
  • Grow our alumni base with skilled and driven professionals 

Ways to give

Every gift of every amount is valuable. Visit the Wayne State University giving site to explore your options, from one-time gifts and endowments to planned gifts and more. 

You can make your gift online or mail a check directly to:

Wayne State University
Mike Ilitch School of Business
Office of Development
2771 Woodward Avenue
Detroit, MI 48201

Naming opportunities

Through an unprecedented and generous gift from Mike and Marian Ilitch, the Mike Ilitch School of Business at Wayne State University has begun designing and planning for our new home in the District Detroit. This new facility will provide a state-of-the-art education for future business leaders as well as a place for the community to gather right near the heart of Detroit.

The new home of the Ilitch School of Business offers a unique selection of facility naming options. Such opportunities help to underwrite the remaining construction and long-term care of the new facility. Naming opportunities range from $10,000 for a student work area to $4 million to support the trading room/finance and data analytics lab.

Our team can work with you to ensure that the timing and funding of your gift match your personal and/or corporate financial timeframe. Be assured that your investment in our school will yield positive results for years to come.

View floorplans and naming opportunities

Detroit Police Department Leadership Academy

Detroit Police Department Leadership Academy launched by Mayor Mike DugganThe Mike Ilitch School of Business at Wayne State University is launching a new program to build management skillsets within the DPD and the Wayne State University Police Department (WSUPD). The program will equip department leaders with the tools and acumen held by high-achieving managers, so they can serve the community by building and maintaining a force that operates at peak performance.

Though the city of Detroit and Wayne State will provide tuition for their officers, additional philanthropic support will enhance the program's impact and provide participants with a unique, executive-level experience that they can put in service for the city. Gifts at all levels will create a program with skilled educators and business professionals to provide mentorship programs, academic support, applied learning opportunities and more. Academy graduates will provide a vital public good, making Detroit a safer place to live, work and do business.

You can help support and develop the city's future police leaders through an investment in the Detroit Police Department Leadership Academy. 

Learn more about the DPD Leadership Academy

For more information, contact a member of our development team, listed below.

Contact us

The Mike Ilitch School of Business development staff is more than happy to help you plan and designate your gift. Call us at 313-577-6273 or email a gift officer using the links below.

Dana Doman
Major Gift Officer

Vanessa Miller
Alumni and Donor Relations Officer

You can reach our student assistants at 313-577-9623.