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University of Michigan receives 2 separate $10M gifts

June 23, 2019

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — The University of Michigan says it’s received two separate, $10 million gifts designed to benefit a campus library as well as its business school and film and television department.

The Ann Arbor school’s William C. Clements Library has accepted $10 million from the Avenir Foundation. It recognizes the university’s founding director, Randolph Adams, by naming the directorship after him.

The university says the gift also will spur the acquisition and conservation of primary source materials and making collections more accessible.

The other $10 million comes from the Patricia W. Mitchell Trusts. It’s intended to honor the legacy of Mitchell’s late husband, Columbia Pictures Television founder John Mitchell.

That gift will go toward creating a business and communications ethics program, as well as scholarships, internships, visiting professorships and a speaker series.

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