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Grand Rapids couple gives $4.3M to U-M

February 15, 2018
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Mike Jandernoa and Sue Jandernoa
Mike Jandernoa and Sue Jandernoa. Courtesy U-M

ANN ARBOR — The University of Michigan is getting $4.3 million from a Grand Rapids couple to largely help support an education partnership involving schools in West Michigan.

The gift announced this week from business and community leaders Mike Jandernoa and Sue Jandernoa will benefit the School of Education's TeachingWorks organization, establish a scholarship at the Stephen M. Ross School of Business and expand Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy fellowships.

Those involved say $3 million of the gift will be used to expand a TeachingWorks partnership in Grand Rapids focused on preparing and coaching teachers, particularly in math education.

And $1 million will establish the Mike and Sue Jandernoa Scholarship Fund in the Ross School of Business.

Mike Jandernoa is a 1972 University of Michigan graduate. He's a former chairman and CEO of the drug maker Perrigo.

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