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Alfred Taubman Announces New $22M Gift to U-M
Date:10/7/2008

deepen our commitment to improve the health and well-being of society. His faith in our research provides the difference that separates the University of Michigan from other institutions," says U-M President Mary Sue Coleman.

Currently, the five Taubman Scholars are receiving $200,000 per year for three years, for their laboratory teams to use in the pursuit of new knowledge. The scholars also serve as advocates for research, by taking part in U-M efforts to educate the public about the importance of biomedical research, and of public and private support for such research. Today's stem cell symposium is among those efforts.

"In today's climate of uncertain federal funding for science, especially for high-risk, high-reward research, it's truly gratifying to have a donor like Al Taubman who understands the need and has both the foresight and means to fill that need," says U-M Medical School dean James O. Woolliscroft, M.D.

Mr. Taubman, who attended U-M, has been one of the institution's most generous supporters, with lifetime giving of more than $60 million before today's bequest announcement. More than $56 million of that amount has been given as part of the University's $2.5 billion Michigan Difference campaign, which concludes in November.


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