The Donor

Philanthropists Penny W. Stamps (BSDes '66, TeachCert '66) and E. Roe Stamps established the Stamps Scholarship at the University of Michigan in 2006 through their Stamps Family Charitable Foundation. This merit scholarship is one of the University’s most prestigious financial awards. Penny Stamps chaired the Dean's Advisory Council for the Penny W. Stamps School of Art & Design and was a member of the President's Advisory Group until her death in December 2018. In addition, she and E. Roe Stamps served as Deputy Chairs of the Victors for Michigan campaign (2010-2018). In 2005, Penny Stamps received the David B. Hermelin Award for Fundraising Volunteer Leadership.

Penny and E. Roe Stamps are the most generous donors ever to the Penny W. Stamps School of Art & Design, named for her in September 2012. The couple's support of the school established merit scholarships and launched such initiatives as the Penny W. Stamps Distinguished Speaker Series, bringing creative thinkers to campus and the community from around the world, and The Stamps Gallery, located in downtown Ann Arbor, which represents the school’s deep commitment to curatorial programming and its role in contemporary art and design education. E. Roe Stamps, a graduate of Georgia Tech and Harvard Business School, is a founding managing director of the Boston-based growth private equity investment firm Summit Partners. He serves on the Dean's Advisory Council at the Stamps School.


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