The General Motors Foundation has donated $250,000 to be shared by the University of Michigan’s Ross School of Business and College of Engineering.
To mark the occasion, Mark Reuss, president of GM North America, presented a ceremonial check to Dean Alison Davis-Blake at the Ross School of Business Victors for Michigan Campaign Kickoff event on Nov. 7.
The money will go toward advancing U-M’s science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) curricula and programs. The grant will also fund other U-M initiatives including diversity outreach and leadership development. The gift is part of a program in which the foundation will award $2.9 million this year alone to 28 leading universities and partnering organizations.
Over the last decade, the GM Foundation has awarded nearly $31.3 million in grants through its University/Organization Partner Program. The foundation provides resources that help advance STEM curricula with a goal of enlarging the pipeline of students prepared to graduate with related degrees. The funds also support design and manufacturing degree programs, diversity initiatives, student organizations, and career development resources.