From left to right: State Rep. Gretchen Driskell, Jim Kosteva U-M Director of Community Relations,
and State Rep. Rebekah Warren with the United Way Spirit Award presented to the
University of Michigan in Lansing on Feb. 11, 2014. Photo credit Becky Shink.
The University of Michigan has been awarded the 2014 Spirit of Michigan Award for large companies by the Michigan Association of United Ways. U-M officials accepted the award at a ceremony Tuesday, February 11, 2014 in Lansing.
The award recognizes small, medium and large Michigan companies that demonstrate community engagement strategies in the area of health, income and education. Companies are selected for their leadership in improving Michigan communities and focusing on the common good through corporate and employee engagement. Past winners have included, Ford Motor Co., Consumers Energy and Dow Chemical Co.
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