Grants demonstrate support for programming

Recent corporate gifts and charitable grants totaling $20,800 will support curriculum, outreach and other programming needs at University of Detroit Mercy.

“Awards like these demonstrate substantial support of University programming from corporations and foundations,” said Yvonne Lindstrom, director of Corporate and Foundation Relations. “These grants are partnerships between the University and the particular missions of grant-making bodies that recognize the importance Detroit Mercy places on our academic programming and service to the community.”

The grants are:

  • $7,500 from the Helen L. Kay Charitable Trust to support the work of Detroit Mercy Law’s Juvenile Appellate Clinic, which represents poor and indigent children in abuse and neglect appeals in southeast Michigan. Detroit Mercy law students work in the clinic, providing strong experiential learning opportunities.
  • $5,000 from the Ford Motor Company Fund to support programming that works toward developing self-driving vehicles.
  • $3,000 from Fiat Chrysler Automobile to fund materials and supplies for mechanical engineering students’ capstone design projects. Through the program, called Faces on Design, these students create assistive technology devices designed to better the lives of disabled veterans.
  • $2,800 from the Junior League of Detroit to purchase robotics kits for 25 female high school students who participated in Detroit Mercy’ summer robotics program.
  • $2,500 from Enterprise Holdings Foundation to help renovate the room in the Career Services Center where students are interviewed by corporate recruiters.

To read about other grants to the University, click here.


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