Congratulations to Kristen DeVries and the rest of the leadership team at Western Michigan University. Today they announced a $550 million donation to the University – the largest private gift ever to a public university.
The funding, to be delivered to the university’s foundation over 10 years, will flow in three main streams: $300 million for Western Michigan’s Homer Stryker M.D. School of Medicine; $200 million for need-based financial aid, faculty hiring and other university initiatives; and $50 million for the school’s Bronco athletic programs.
As Kristen noted, “An extraordinary day at an extraordinary institution! I am humbled by these selfless donors, whose compassion will transform the lives of our students and our community generation after generation!”