GRAND RAPIDS, MI –
Michigan State University has announced a $5 million challenge grant for the new Grand Rapids campus of its medical school.
Michigan State said Tuesday that Richard and Helen DeVos have pledged to match up to $5 million in gifts for the Secchia Center of the College of Human Medicine.
The $90 million center in downtown Grand Rapids is scheduled for dedication Sept. 10.
The first 100 first-year students and 50 second-year students begin their medical studies at the center this fall.
Michigan State says it has received $39 million toward its $50 million fundraising goal for the center.
Richard DeVos is a co-founder of the direct sales company Amway.