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Leaders. Philanthropists. Educators. Advocates. All-Americans and Olympic medalists. At Michigan Athletics, we are shaping the next generations of Wolverines. We are helping develop exceptional men and women who have no true ceiling for what they can accomplish. Your investment in the very best facilities, equipment, academic support, and leadership is crucial to the growth and success of these young men and women. In turn, these student-athletes dedicate themselves to being the Leaders and Best in every way. They wear the block M proudly as they build camaraderie and represent the University of Michigan on the national and international stage. Your gift is an investment in these young leaders, in the University of Michigan Family, and in the future of Michigan Athletics.

 “It takes everyone–student-athletes, coaches, fans, alumni and donors–for our teams to be successful at Michigan.  Everyone has a part, and we can only achieve our goals when everyone does their part.”

Carol Hutchins

Head Coach, Women’s Softball, Winningest Coach in History of Michigan Athletics



 “Michigan is special.  It prepares Michigan Men and Women to succeed in any part of their lives.  The people you meet here are friends for life and the championships won never leave you.  Go Blue!”

Zack Novak

Men’s Basketball, B.B.A. ’12 Academic All-American and Three-Time Captain



“As a student, I was surrounded by people who were GALVANIZED by U-M athletics.  I was immediately part of a family, a team, a culture and a belief system that I carry with me to this day.  It is hard to overestimate the impact that has had on the rest of my life.”

Dr. Sanjay Gupta

University of Michigan, B.S. ’90, M.D. ’93, Neurosurgeon and CNN Chief Medical Correspondent



“Michigan has meant so much to me because not only has it been my home for four years but it’s a place where I grew and matured as a young adult.  If it wasn’t for the experiences and the education that I received at U-M, I wouldn’t be the person that I am today.”

Lion Kim

Men’s Golf, B.G.S. ’11, All-American and 2011 Masters Participant