NY Spartans Support the Arts at MSU
Posted by Larry Alterman | May 09, 2012
The Michigan State University Alumni Club of Greater New York has donated $1,000 to the Julie & Edward J. Minskoff Gallery at the Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum. Designed by world renowned architect Zaha Hadid, the museum is currently in the final stages of construction on the campus of Michigan State University in East Lansing, Michigan.
Mr. Minskoff, an MSU alumnus from New York City, was recently featured in the New York Times for his significant donation to the new art museum. That article provided the impetus for the New York Club’s donation proposal, which was approved by their Board on Tuesday evening.
When asked about the donation, Club President Greg Hauser said: “This is an important and very visible project for MSU, and the involvement of one of our prominent alumni in New York City prompted our becoming involved as well to represent the MSU alumni in the modern art capital of the world.” Hauser added: “We hope that our gift will encourage other MSU Alumni Clubs around the country to donate to this project that will benefit not only the entire Spartan family but also the fine arts reputation of Michigan State University.”
The MSU Alumni Club of Greater New York represents over 8,000 MSU alumni and organizes a wide variety of alumni activities, including cultural and networking events. One of the Club’s primary goals is raising money to enhance its endowed scholarship fund, which aids students from the Greater New York area attending Michigan State University.
*Image courtesy of Zaha Hadid Architects.