Diversified manufacturer Eaton Corp. announced that it has provided $8,000 to Western Michigan University in support of three student engineering teams.
Verizon Wireless donated $5,000 to CARE House of Oakland County, which provides programs and services for children and families to help prevent child abuse and neglect.
Consumers Energy presented a $100,000 check Saturday to Habitat for Humanity to improve energy efficiency and affordability to homes in Michigan.
The donation is believed to be by far the largest ever gift to such a program, and comes at a time when most major gifts to higher education are supporting science, not the humanities.
In his State of the City address last week, Detroit Mayor Dave Bing announced a donation by custom software developer GalaxE.Solutions that will provide new technology for 14 Detroit police community centers, located in neighborhoods throughout the city, by the end of 2013.
Glass blowers from around the country auctioned off all their creations to benefit the Belle Isle Aquarium.
Police say several stores in the area were also evacuated as a precaution.
Ann Arbor Big Boy owner Abdoul Karkoukli will donate 10 percent of the sales to help the Hurricane Sandy victims.
The University of Michigan School of Music, Theatre & Dance received an $8 million donation from philanthropists William and Delores Brehm that will go toward a $23 million effort to renovate and expand the music and performance school’s original campus home.
The Salvation Army will be hosting the 30th Annual Coats for Kids campaign at the HYPE center in Dearborn Heights.