University of Michigan Business School
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About the Campaign

Major Gifts to Date

The Business School has received a number of major gifts. Lead gifts include:

  • Nearly $20 million for support of the William Davidson Institute from William Davidson, BBA ’47, chairman, president and CEO of Guardian Industries Corporation, a Michigan-based glass products manufacturer. In 1992, Davidson gave $30 million, the largest gift ever associated with the University and the Business School, to establish the institute. Davidson also recently gave an additional $5 million to the University for new facility construction.
  • $5 million from Sanford Robertson, BBA ’53, MBA ’54, principal founder of Francisco Partners in Menlo Park, California. Robertson’s $5 million gift in expendable funds allows the dean to respond to the Business School’s most pressing needs and exciting initiatives.
  • $2 million from John R. Tozzi, MBA ’67, and Georgene M. Tozzi for the state-of-the-art John R. and Georgene M. Tozzi Electronic Business and Finance Center in the Electronics Resources Building. John Tozzi is president and CEO of Cambridge Investments Ltd. of San Francisco and of Jackson, Wyoming, an investment management firm that specializes in the energy industry.
  • $4 million from Samuel Zell, AB ’63, JD ’66, chairman of the board of Equity Group Investments LLC in Chicago, to advance the work of the Samuel Zell & Robert H. Lurie Institute for Entrepreneurial Studies at the Business School.

For more about giving to the University Michigan Business School, visit The Michigan Business School Campaign.