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Giving to Briggs
Frederic B. Dutton Endowed Scholarship
Dutton brochure
Honoring Dr. Dutton and meeting a critical need for scholarships for Briggs Students. The goal of this scholarship fund is to create an endowment fund of $100,000. The income will provide a perpetual scholarship award of $5,000 per year (depending on rate of return). View the scholarship agreement. Gifts of all sizes are welcome. Larger gifts will be recognized on a plaque honoring Dr. Dutton and listing donors under the following categories:


Lab Naming Fund for
Dr. Howard Hagerman & Dr. Mimi Sayed

Dr. HagermanDr. SayedFor more than 30 years, Dr. Howard Hagerman's and Dr. Mimi Sayed's personal and professional dedication has helped to connect thousands of Briggs students to success. Now the College has begun an effort to thank them by naming a biology lab in their honor.

This is an opportunity to thank them for their dedication and service to Lyman Briggs.
  • The overall campaign goal is $250,000, the amount necessary to formally name the biology lab in their honor.
  • In addition to the naming honor, all gifts will directly benefit Briggs by helping to repay the cost of the major lab renovations completed in 2006.
  • Gifts of all amounts are appreciated. Gifts of $1,000 or more will receive donor plaque recognition.



Lyman J. Briggs Scholarship Fund
LJ Briggs
As a national research university, MSU has always sought to make excellent higher educational opportunities available and affordable. The Lyman J. Briggs Scholarship Society honors the spirit of our namesake and inspiration who discovered his love for the sciences in the class of 1893 at what was then Michigan Agricultural College.
Gifts to the Lyman J. Briggs Scholarship Society:

• Support student academic scholarships through new and existing endowments.
• Support study abroad/away academic opportunities that bring learning to life.
Katharine C. Briggs Dean's Fund
KC Briggs
Contributions to this dean's discretionary fund are critical for the College as new and innovative ways are sought to enhance the integrity of our academic and performance programs, support research and retain the highest quality faculty. This Fund provides the dean with the flexibility to direct funds to areas of College priority.
Gifts to the Katharine C. Briggs Dean's Fund Support:

•Lab Renovations - All new gifts to this fund benefit the Lab Naming for Dr. Hagerman & Dr. Sayed. The goal of $250,000 is the amount needed to formally name the lab and to repay the remaining debt on the $5.8 million dollar lab renovations completed in 2006. Donor wall recognition naming opportunity available.
• Program, technology and curriculum enhancements.
• Funds for the direction of student involvement in faculty research.
Frederic B. Dutton Excellence Fund
Dr. Dutton chaired the committee that would ultimately launch Lyman Briggs College and served as its first dean. Dr. Dutton’s vision for LBC was to obtain the finest resources necessary to support professors, curriculum and facilities in bringing excellence to undergraduate education.
Gifts to the Frederic B. Dutton Excellence Fund support:

• Lectureships through new and existing endowments.
• Research grants for faculty scholarships.
• Development of excellence in curriculum and innovations in teaching.

Questions About Giving to LBC?
Please contact Development and Alumni Relations Office at:, or call (517) 355-3466.