UMSI campaign: Improving UMSI

“I have always credited Michigan for giving me the start on a successful career. Michigan's excellent reputation landed me my first job at UCLA and the AMLS degree was essential as I progressed up the administrative ladder. As a library administrator for many years, I know how important the flexibility of unrestricted donations can be for any program.”
- Phyllis Simon Mirsky, AMLS 1965 and annual fund donor

Some students stand out, even among our incredibly talented crew. Nikki Roda knocked our socks off. Not only was she a tremendous scholar, she was also a catalyzing force for her class, coordinating projects like A2DataDive, a weekend of charitable information work, which went on to become one of the core offerings of UMSI’s Initiative for Information Impact.

When it came time for her to graduate, we wanted to acknowledge her contribution to the school, and also to hold her standard up to other students, showing them what they can strive to achieve while at UMSI. So we created the Nikki Candelore Roda award, given each year to a master’s student who exemplifies her pursuit of scholarly greatness for the public good. That award is made possible from donations to the school's annual fund, which also helps to support new initiatives within UMSI.

Every year, our UMSI alumni and friends make a difference to the school through annual gifts. These gifts help prepare our students for personal and professional success. And regardless of size, these unrestricted gifts provide UMSI leadership with the flexibility to meet the challenges of running the school in today’s fast-changing world.

Your support in this area is an opportunity to communicate your vision to UMSI – opportunities that we as a school might not even yet have imagined.  It might be a chance for you to make a meaningful gift-in-kind to enhance the student experience at the undergraduate or graduate level, such as a gift of technology or equipment, for example.

We invite you to participate in the annual fund and deepen your relationship with UMSI.

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