March 29, 2018

With $150M gift, Rogels will help U-M Cancer Center transform cancer research, care

The largest gift ever to Michigan Medicine will support the most promising research and help train the next generation of cancer researchers

Richard and Susan Rogel

Richard and Susan Rogel are on a mission to boost innovative cancer research and develop the next generation of cancer pioneers — and they are committing $150 million to the University of Michigan Comprehensive Cancer Center to realize that vision.

The gift is the largest ever to Michigan Medicine and one of the largest in the University of Michigan’s history.

This transformational gift will enable Michigan Medicine to draw on its collaborative research culture to drive cancer care forward. It will help attract and support outstanding cancer researchers from around the world, including the most promising fellows and trainees, making the University of Michigan a premier center fostering the development of new leaders in cancer research and care.

On Thursday, the U-M Regents will be asked to approve a new name for the center — the Rogel Cancer Center — in honor of the Rogels’ many years of giving and service. The Rogels have committed a total of $150 million to the Cancer Center during the university’s Victors for Michigan campaign, including $40 million that was previously announced.

With this gift, the Rogels become the second-largest individual donors to the University of Michigan.