Ford, Lear Donate 50K to WSU Business School


DETROIT — Ford Motor Co. Fund and Lear Corp. have donated $50,000 to the Wayne State University School of Business to help the school establish a new student finance lab.

“This enables our finance students to compete on a level playing field with their counterparts in other schools in the area and around the world,” says Sudip Datta, chair of the Department of Finance at Wayne State.

Funds received from Lear and Ford along with Fifth Third Bank, which donated $100,000 earlier this year to form a student managed investment fund, are part of Wayne State University’s $750 million Pivotal Moments fundraising campaign.

“While these new resources will allow us to enhance our coursework and experiential learning opportunities in finance, in particular, these types of contributions from our major corporate partners and employers also enhance the value of all Wayne State business degrees,” says Robert Forsythe, Dean of the Wayne State University School of Business.