Michigan State University has announced a $30 million gift from alumnus and real estate developer Edward J. Minskoff (’62) toward completion of the Business Pavilion at the Eli Broad College of Business.
The largest single gift from an individual in the university’s 163-year history will be used to create innovative learning and career development spaces for business students. The $62 million,100,000-square-foot pavilion will be connected to the current business college facilities and feature state-of-the-art collaborative and immersive learning environments, a glass-walled atrium affording panoramic views of the Red Cedar River, and an expanded career center. In 2014, alumnus Eli Broad made a $25 million challenge gift to MSU, $10 million of which was earmarked for the pavilion. In recognition of the gift and pending board approval, the pavilion will be named the Edward J. Minskoff Business Pavilion.
A member of the university president’s campaign cabinet, Minskoff has given to MSU since 1964 — including a gift to name the Julie and Edward J. Minskoff Gallery in the Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum and support for the largest laboratory in the Biomedical Physical Sciences Building.
"Michigan State is an important university and important to my past," said Minskoff. "It gave me a strong foundation, so I am privileged to be making a contribution that will help Michigan State continue to attract and prepare future business leaders."