Walsh Giving Day

     August 26, 2020


   One Day - One Walsh​





Walsh alumnus Jerry Schafer, BAC '75, joined Susan Foley, Vice President and Chief Advancement Officer and Walsh President Dr. Michael Levens for an Ask Me Anything segment to kick of Walsh Giving Day. 




Susan Foley introduces Walsh's 8th President and Chief Executive Officer, Dr. Michael Levens after presenting an update on Giving Day. Dr. Levens shares about his journey into education, the vision for Walsh nearing the centennial founding anniversary, why alumni and friends should join in celebrating Walsh Giving Day and more! 



Walsh announces first annual Giving Day results and special announcements. 

Walsh President, Dr. Michael Levens is joined by Susan Foley, Vice President and Chief Institutional Advancement Officer; Scott Trudell, MSM '20, Director - Gift Planning and Operations; Lou Schmidt, '90 & '97 Walsh alumnus, Trustee and Chair of the Walsh Foundation; and Jerry and Brenda Schafer. Jerry, BAC '75,  served as interim President at Walsh and currently serves as a Trustee and Foundation Board Director. 


Walsh Chair and Professor of Economics and Finance, John Moore, PhD., CPA is joined by Leon LaBrecque, JD, CPA, CFP, CFA, Chief Growth Officer at Sequoia Financial for 2020: What's Next? A Look at Markets, Economy and Elections. 


Moderated by Chad Livengood, Senior Editor of Politics, Policy and Detroit Rising, Crain's Detroit Business, John and Leon discussed the state of the economy including the current inflation vector, federal balance sheet and debt trajectory and other relevant topics ahead of the presidential election. 

Walsh Giving Day Partners

One Day - One Walsh 


WE DID IT!  Our inaugural Walsh Giving Day is in the books... and we surpassed our $50,000 goal.  Thank you to all of our generous Walsh alumni, faculty, staff, friends and community partners who helped make our first Giving Day a success.  More than $63,000 (and counting) was donated to support student emergency relief, student scholarships, tutoring programs, student organizations and more. Each gift will make an immediate and lasting impact on the life of a student. 
There is still time to make a gift and join us in this celebration. Thank you all for coming together and making a significant positive impact and helping to advance the Walsh mission.  
And remember... Gifts of $50 or more will receive a pair of Walsh socks!
Now more than ever we are relying on you to support our resilient students who have worked so hard to get here. Whether it is directed toward student scholarship, tutoring services or our Walsh Impact Fund, your gift will make an immediate and lasting impact on our students, especially those struggling to stay in school despite recent hardships.