Donor profiles

Read all about the exciting accomplishments of some of UMSI's donors, friends and alumni, and see what inspires them to give back.

Betty Bishop

The granddaughter of William Warner Bishop, the founder of the Department of Library Science at the University of Michigan, is an honorary alumna of UMSI.

John Cameron

 External Advisory Board member and U-M grad John Cameron has established a scholarship fund to assist community college students attend the University of Michigan.

Judy Field

Judy Field, a UMSI alum of 1963, is professional in residence at the School of Library and Information Science at Wayne State University.

Lee Hess

Longtime friend Lee Hess contributed a lead gift for educational technology in UMSI’s home of North Quad.

Karen Horny

Karen Horny received her AMLS in 1966 and created a scholarship at UMSI to enable students who may not have been able to otherwise to have a career that they love.

Phyllis Simon Mirsky

Phyllis Simon Mirsky retired from a successful library career at the University of California after almost 40 years of service at the UCLA and UCSD campuses.

Kenlee Ray

"It’s a rare day when my life isn’t enriched by something I learned at UMSI," says 1968 graduate Kenlee Ray.

Jean Song

Jean Song gives back to all of her educational institutions in the hopes that her gifts help other students get the quality education they may not otherwise have been able to have.

Kathleen Zaenger

Kathleen Zaenger is the director of the Howell Carnegie District Library and received her AMLS in 1977.

Olivia Frost

Former UMSI Interim Dean Olivia Frost tells us in her own words about her proudest UMSI moments and why she gives back.

Sherry Aschenbrenner

2010-11 UMSI Alumni Society Board president gives UMSI the gifts of her time, passion, talent, and dedication.

Josie Parker

Director of the Ann Arbor District Library and 1996 UMSI alum Josie Parker is a long time volunteer of her time and talents to UMSI.

Anne Beaubien and Phil Berry

Anne Beaubien and Phil Berry were so impressed by the caliber of UMSI students, they created an endowed scholarship at UMSI to relieve some of the financial burden of attending graduate school.