Donor spotlight: Toni Tront

Marie A. "Toni" Tront, (B.A. '78) has always tried to live life to the fullest, and that includes her time as a student at Wayne State University. Through a generous planned gift to the School of Business Administration, Tront is ensuring that future generations of WSU students will have the same opportunities she had.

Tront’s college experience started at Henry Ford Community College. She later transferred to Wayne State, where she would earn a bachelor’s degree from the School of Business Administration and then a master’s degree in industrial relations in what is now the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.

Tront had already begun working full-time at General Motors, so her entire WSU experience was as a part-time student, taking advantage of the university’s extensive night and weekend offerings. While work and classes certainly kept her busy, Tront also found time to take advantage of WSU’s location in the heart of Detroit.

Now retired from General Motors after nearly 40 years of service, Tront has made a commitment to help future students have the same types of positive professional and personal experiences made possible for her. Tront has taken advantage of one of WSU’s many planned giving options to maximize the impact of her Marie A. Tront Endowed Scholarship.

"Attending Wayne State was one of the most rewarding experiences of my life," Tront says. "I want to be sure that the intellectual stimulation of an urban university is there for future generations. By naming Wayne State in my trust, I can make a larger gift than I would be able to by check."

To learn more about planned giving options, please visit or contact the WSU School of Business Administration’s Office of Development:

Steve Moore: 313-577-9212 or

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