Support humanitarian moral courage and ethical action

Endowment History

A few dedicated faculty and staff at the University of Michigan started a committee interested in a broad-based effort to honor 1935 alumnus Raoul Wallenberg on behalf of the University.

In 1985, they established the endowment through contributions from almost 500 individuals and organizations from the United States, Canada, and Europe to sponsor an annual lecture and award to perpetuate the memory of Wallenberg’s heroism and nobility of spirit.

Inspire Students

When Wallenberg’s sister, Nina Lagergren, came from Sweden in the fall of 2000 to accept the Wallenberg Medal on behalf of her brother, she emphasized in her lecture the importance of reaching out to young people. It is, after all, the best way to begin to change the world. University of Michigan undergraduates go forth into a global society stricken with the persistent problems of war, terrorism, racism, and ethnic hatred. The example of Raoul Wallenberg can inspire young people that they can play a role in making the world a better place—and to the belief that one person can make a difference.

Your Impact

Your contributions provide needed support for the annual medal and lecture program.

Build Legacy

A donation to the Wallenberg Endowment is an opportunity to support humanitarianism, moral courage, and ethical action in the face of evil. As we move forward into an already troubled new century, the legacy of Raoul Wallenberg has never been more vital.

Make your gift using the online giving site.

Mail. To make a gift by check, please mail it to: Wallenberg Endowment, Donia Human Rights Center, Weiser Hall, 500 Church Street, Suite 300, Ann Arbor, MI 48109

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Raoul Wallenberg Endowment