Ilitch gift to WSU among Chronicle of Philanthropy's top 50 of 2015
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 three-year, Ilitch-led effort to revitalize 50 blocks north of downtown Detroit called the District Detroit. The area, to be anchored by the new arena for the Detroit Red Wings, the National Hockey League team owned by the Ilitches, will feature housing, retail, and other commercial space and a new headquarters for Little Caesars.
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