Giving Announcement Impact Story

Planned Gift Creates Two Scholarships At The Spectrum Center

When Kenneth Hillenburg (MS ΚΌ86) and Alan Burg made the decision to make a bequest to the University of Michigan, their goal was to give back to the school that brought them together some 38 years ago.

Hillenburg, a retired periodontist, and Burg, a retired school administrator, started in increments: They spent five years helping to organize and relaunch the U-M LGBTQ Alumni Association with the help of the Spectrum Center, making monthly contributions to keep operations running smoothly. This impactful endeavor inspired them to continue giving.