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Recent gift of $50 million to U of Michigan by alumni Weisers shows not just the power of a shared alma mater, but the pull of geography and loyalty.

"Can it be any surprise that this couple would choose to lavish millions on Michigan's flagship university? We see this kind of thing all the time: civic pride turning in campus dollars. The Weisers have given millions to their alma mater over the years, including establishing the Ronald and Eileen Weiser Center for Europe and Eurasia at the University of Michigan International Institute back in 2008. Their latest gift puts the couple's total giving at nearly $100 million." -- Ade Adeniji, Inside Philanthropy

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