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Motown Museum to begin phase one of $50 million expansion this fall
Motown Museum, a grantee, will begin restoring three homes adjacent to its Hitsville U.S.A. headquarters, a first step in its major expansion project.
DSO’s Asia tour a huge success
Sold-out concerts and standing ovations marked the Detroit Symphony Orchestra‘s 11-concert tour of China and Japan, funded in part by the Foundation.
Detroit Symphony Orchestra heads to Asia after a free concert Sunday
The Detroit Symphony Orchestra, a grantee, will be musical ambassasors for Southeast Michigan during its18-day tour of China and Japan.
New gallery at The Henry Ford traces history of glassmaking
The Henry Ford, a grantee, announces the opening of the Davidson-Gerson Gallery of Glass, a permanent exhibit that traces the history of American glassmaking.
Murals in the Market 2017 lineup set to splash metro Detroit with art
In partnership with Eastern Market, a grantee, the Foundation is sponsoring the Murals in the Market arts festival, which will draw 50+ local and international artists.
Motown Museum is $2M closer to reality after Davidson Foundation donation
Columnist Rochelle Riley announces the Foundation’s grant to Motown Museum and explains the vital role its expansion will play in the redevelopment of the neighborhood.
Michigan foundation gives $6 million to improve science education in Israel
iScience, an initiative of the William Davidson Institute of Science Education at the Weizmann Institute, will expand its offerings to students in Israel.
Spirit of Detroit plaza opens to public today at Woodward and Jefferson
Spirit of Detroit Plaza, a project of Downtown Detroit Partnership, a grantee, and others, has the potential to become the city’s downtown town square.
Countdown to the Six Day War
JerusalemU and the Jewish Federations of North America, both grantees, and others created a 12-part video series to mark the war’s 50th anniversary.
Israel at 69
The CEO of the American Jewish Committee, a grantee, offers an informative tutorial on the history of the State of Israel.
WDI at 25: Our History, Our Future
Twenty-five years ago, Mr. Davidson donated $30 million to establish the William Davidson Institute at the University of Michigan to teach the principles of capitalism to emerging markets around the world.
Henry Ford Health System global tech initiative, innovations institute get nearly $2 million boost
Henry Ford Health System announces the Foundation’s grant to launch a global technology development program with Israeli inventors and entrepreneurs.
What federal arts funding means to Detroit
The CEOs of Michigan Opera Theatre, Detroit Symphony Orchestra and Detroit Institute of Arts, all grantees, describe the essential role the arts have played in Detroit’s resurgence.
Talmud & Commentaries
Sefaria, a grantee building an online library of Jewish texts in Hebrew and in translation, has released the William Davidson Talmud, the first free, Creative-Commons-licensed digital edition of the Babylonian Talmud.