Oakland University Alums Donate $5M to Business School, Athletics Department


Oakland University alumni Craig and Ann Stinson have donated $5 million to the university’s school of business administration and department of athletics.

“The Stinson family has a long history of philanthropy supporting students in our Oakland University community,” says George Hynd, president of Oakland University in Rochester Hills. “We are extremely grateful to Craig and Ann for their latest gift, which will help us accomplish our mission and reach our primary strategic goal of student success.”

Hynd says the funds will be used to enhance the Stinson Student Advancement Center in the business school, a space for student collaboration. The gift also goes to the naming of the Stinson Family Student-Athlete Development Center in Athletics.

“The gift is being designed to help students bridge the gap between finishing their academic careers and becoming productive members in the working world,” says Craig Stinson.

The Stinsons have made gifts to the university totaling more than $530,000, which have supported programs in the School of Business Administration and the President’s Invitational golf classic, which has raised more than $1.5 million for the school’s athletics.

Craig Stinson has served on various search committees for management hires at the university, and is the chairman of the board of visitors at the School of Business Administration. Ann Stinson has hosted the invitational golf classic and led the Oakland University Student Athlete Development Center planning and awareness campaign.