UMS recently received the largest cash gift from an individual donor in UMS’s history — $1 million. This generous gift was given by alumnus Eugene Grant (LSA ’38), a member of the UMS National Council and president of Eugene M. Grant & Company, a real estate investment and development firm headquartered in New York. Read full story

“When I think of the Frankels, I think many wonderful things. But my personal favorite thing to think about is Moses the puppet.” Read full story

Ron and Eileen Weiser have committed $100,000 to the Michael Kondziolka Artistic Leadership Fund, which keeps UMS the Leader and Best in its field. Read full story

Frank Legacki (ABED ’62, CERTT EDUC ’62, MBA ’64) was an NCAA champion swimmer for Michigan, and now he and his wife, Alicia Torres, are crafting a legacy outside of the record books, as well. Read full story

UMS has worked closely with the University of Michigan for many years, collaborating with over 200 faculty and 70 diverse academic units. Read full story

Uncommon and engaging experiences. A sense of connection between audience and artist. Moments of clarity, inspiration, and reflection. The performing arts provide us with these elemental experiences, offering a shortcut to our creative selves. As a Leader and Best among arts presenters, UMS wants anyone and everyone, students and community alike, to experience the transformative power of the performing arts. We seek generous partners who want to help us achieve our goal.

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