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Sure Foundations News

List of 4 news stories.

  • Spreading the Word

    Alumni from various classes write letters, make calls to raise awareness for the fields initiative.

    When Anne Cudlip Finnegan ’75 heard that Muriel E. Brock was going to be at an alumni event in New York, she knew she had to be there. 

    “I wanted to see her to thank her for everything she had taught me during my high school years because I realized I had probably never done that,” she says. “After my mother, grandmothers and aunt, Miss Brock was really the most influential female role model in my life.” 
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  • Friends Giving Back to University Liggett School

    Although it’s been nearly 40 years since they graduated from University Liggett School, a group of friends makes it a priority to get together each fall for a long weekend.
    There is no one location for the get together. Most often, it is somewhere in northern Michigan. Sometimes they go to Texas, Colorado, Wisconsin or Massachusetts. But the group has not missed a year since 1978.
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  • Q&A With Kelley Hamilton Associate Head of School for Advancement

    Kelley Hamilton joined University Liggett School in 2010 and leads the school’s $50 million Sure Foundations campaign. Before joining Liggett, Hamilton worked for Detroit Public Television as the station’s senior vice president for development, during which time she successfully completed a $22 million campaign. She and her husband, Chad, have three daughters, Amanda ’15, Alyssa ‘19 and Addison ’25. 

    Q: How is Sure Foundations transforming University Liggett School? 
    Sure Foundations is University Liggett School’s first major campaign in many years, and it is significantly transforming the way that we as a school think about philanthropy. Since we launched the campaign in 2012, there is a renewed momentum in the many things we are doing here and the ways in which a gift to the school can make an incredible impact. 

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  • The Coach: Liggett honors legendary field hockey and girls’ lacrosse Coach Muriel E. Brock.

    Lisa Black ’77 honed her defensive stick handling skills in field hockey and lacrosse under the watchful guidance of former coach and athletic director Muriel E. Brock.

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Together We Can Build Our Sure Foundations

from the verb generare:
     meaning to generate
University Liggett School celebrates
its generations:
We build on generations of excellence. 
We generate excellence today.
We grow on a legacy of educational excellence from our predecessor schools — the Liggett School, Detroit University School, Grosse Pointe Country Day School and Grosse Pointe University School.
Ours is a changing history.  
We have expanded and consolidated. Changed campuses. Relocated buildings. We have thrived. Faced challenges. And
we move forward leading the way with vision and clarity.
We are united on one campus, offering limitless opportunities for students from across the region.
We are national leaders academically, artistically and athletically.
We embrace our history as we shape a bright future for our students, our school, our community and our world. 

Contact Us

To learn more about how your gift can make a difference in the Sure Foundations campaign, contact Kelley Hamilton at 313-884-4444, Ext. 410.



University Liggett School, a top Metro Detroit private, independent school, is located at 1045 Cook Road Grosse Pointe Woods, MI 48236 313-884-4444