Giving Announcement Impact Story

Planned Gift Creates Two Scholarships At The Spectrum Center

Kenneth Hillenburg pictured standing with his partner Alan Burg

When Kenneth Hillenburg (MS ʼ86) 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.

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Carmelita Perrien Naccarato

Public Health alum Carmelita Perrien Naccarato (BS ’21) shares her experience working with the Spectrum Center to connect her academic studies with her passion for social justice.

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