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OT: Jack Roush gifts $1M for Eastern Michigan University’s math, automotive programs - FrankAnderson - 06-07-2021 10:12 AM

You love to see big name alumni coming through with a 7-figure donation.

"YPSILANTI, MI - Jack Roush, a NASCAR team owner and Hall of Famer, has gifted $1 million to his alma mater Eastern Michigan University.

Roush, who graduated from EMU in 1970 with a master’s degree in mathematics, is sending the money to the university’s GameAbove College of Engineering and Technology.

His donation is being split into three chunks: $400,000 each for mathematics and automotive programs, as well as another $200,000 to enhance the college’s auto lab equipment, according to a news release."

https://www.mlive.com/news/ann-arbor/2021/06/nascar-team-owner-jack-roush-gifts-1m-for-eastern-michigan-universitys-math-automotive-programs.html?utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=annarbornews_sf&utm_source=twitter


RE: OT: Jack Roush gifts $1M for Eastern Michigan University’s math, automotive programs - emu steve - 06-07-2021 10:43 AM

Great and this is how it is supposed to work. Someone gets the ball rolling and then others, like Jack Roush, join in and move the ball forward.

And one things philanthropists know, is where their money can make a big difference. For a few decades STEM has been where it is at with information technology (many decades), life sciences (e.g., mRNA which is now saving hundreds of thousands lives), automotive technology, etc.

I'm not sure what is leading to this surge in philanthropic giving across colleges, public and private, but it is good to see.


OT: Jack Roush gifts $1M for Eastern Michigan University’s math, automotive programs - TheWoodenNickle - 06-07-2021 11:01 AM

I had no idea that Roush is an EMU alum.


RE: OT: Jack Roush gifts $1M for Eastern Michigan University’s math, automotive programs - emu steve - 06-07-2021 11:34 AM

(06-07-2021 11:01 AM)TheWoodenNickle Wrote:  I had no idea that Roush is an EMU alum.

EMU gets one sentence from Wikipedia.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jack_Roush


RE: OT: Jack Roush gifts $1M for Eastern Michigan University’s math, automotive programs - holybovine - 06-07-2021 02:40 PM

Fantastic!


RE: OT: Jack Roush gifts $1M for Eastern Michigan University’s math, automotive programs - emu steve - 06-07-2021 03:18 PM

https://www.crainsdetroit.com/philanthropy/racing-maven-jack-roush-donates-1-million-eastern-michigan-university?utm_source=crain-s-afternoon-report&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=20210607&utm_content=article4-readmore


RE: OT: Jack Roush gifts $1M for Eastern Michigan University’s math, automotive programs - RamyEMU - 06-07-2021 03:40 PM

I love news like this! Way more important than sports. (Not as fun, but…) thanks for sharing


RE: OT: Jack Roush gifts $1M for Eastern Michigan University’s math, automotive programs - emu79 - 06-08-2021 12:43 PM

(06-07-2021 03:40 PM)RamyEMU Wrote:  I love news like this! Way more important than sports. (Not as fun, but…) thanks for sharing

WMU gets $550 million dollar gift according to Crains.

https://www.msn.com/en-us/sports/wnba/western-michigan-university-gets-24550-million-donation-a-national-record/ar-AAKPxI4?ocid=uxbndlbing


RE: OT: Jack Roush gifts $1M for Eastern Michigan University’s math, automotive programs - RamyEMU - 06-08-2021 07:21 PM

(06-08-2021 12:43 PM)emu79 Wrote:  
(06-07-2021 03:40 PM)RamyEMU Wrote:  I love news like this! Way more important than sports. (Not as fun, but…) thanks for sharing

WMU gets $550 million dollar gift according to Crains.

https://www.msn.com/en-us/sports/wnba/western-michigan-university-gets-24550-million-donation-a-national-record/ar-AAKPxI4?ocid=uxbndlbing

Holy moly! Largest donation to a public university ever! Hard to compete with that. Article says anonymous donor- is there any speculation of who it was?


RE: OT: Jack Roush gifts $1M for Eastern Michigan University’s math, automotive programs - masttg - 06-09-2021 02:44 PM

Good for them. Also there is no way we can compete with this.


RE: OT: Jack Roush gifts $1M for Eastern Michigan University’s math, automotive programs - emu steve - 06-09-2021 03:02 PM

(06-09-2021 02:44 PM)masttg Wrote:  Good for them. Also there is no way we can compete with this.

Is UofM jealous? :03-shhhh


RE: OT: Jack Roush gifts $1M for Eastern Michigan University’s math, automotive programs - dansplaining - 06-10-2021 06:08 AM

(06-09-2021 03:02 PM)emu steve Wrote:  
(06-09-2021 02:44 PM)masttg Wrote:  Good for them. Also there is no way we can compete with this.

Is UofM jealous? :03-shhhh

UM is going to need a lot more money for some upcoming legal expenditures