Detroit needs more big donors

According to a Crain’s Detroit Business editorial: "The $40 million donation by Mike and Marian Ilitch to build and endow the Mike Ilitch School of Business at Wayne State University is an example of something Detroit could use more of: Projects named for their donors, especially living ones…The new business school will be built on land donated by the Ilitches in the evolving District Detroit area being shepherded by son Chris. The Ilitches previously had endowed a chair in the medical school with $8.5 million, but this gift is a visible philanthropic contribution to the city and to the area where they have developed their businesses over the past 25 years."

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