Western Michigan University made headlines recently after it received a $100 million gift from an anonymous donor.
The gift, which was the largest ever made to a Michigan college or university, will help to create a private medical school, which will develop partnerships with Borgess Health and Bronson health care, two Kalamazoo hospitals. WMU president John M. Dunn said that the gift was an extraordinary act of kindness and that it would help change the future of the institution.
"Yesterday, I spoke with our donors to express the extreme gratitude of this university and this community," Dunn said during a press conference. "This is a historic gift and a historic moment. With their gift, these generous donors are endorsing the vision we've developed with our partners. It's a vision that will transform this community by leveraging its legacy and unique resources."
Other universities in Michigan have been getting generous donations as of late. Charles T. Munger, vice chairman of Berkshire Hathaway, donated $20 million to renovate the housing complex at the University of Michigan's law school.