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Past Campaign


UMMA: The Museum Reimagined


On March 29, 2009 the University of Michigan Museum of Art reopened after a multiyear, $41.9 million expansion and restoration of its landmark Beaux-Arts building, Alumni Memorial Hall. The Museum Reimagined, the Museum's fundraising campaign to support the building project and endowment growth—an integral part of the University's Michigan Difference campaign, which raised more than $3.2 billion—was truly historic in scope and scale. Among the leadership gifts to the building was a $10 million gift from the Maxine and Stuart Frankel Foundation of Bloomfield Hills, Michigan, recognized in the naming of the new 53,000 square foot wing after the Frankel family, and a key anonymous donation of $5 million announced at the kickoff of the campaign that mobilized subsequent major support. During UMMA's campaign, the Kresge Foundation of Troy, Michigan—a national leader in building institutional capacity in nonprofit organizations—awarded the Museum a challenge grant of $1.5 million toward the expansion and restoration of its facility, which motivated an additional $8.5 million in gifts to the building and encouraged wider community involvement in securing the institution's future vitality.

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