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Expressions of Gratitude: Penny W. Stamps (1944-2018)

In December of 2018, our school’s namesake and friend, Penny W. Stamps, passed away after a battle with cancer. A proud University of Michigan alumna (BS.Des. ’66), arts advocate, animal lover, philanthropist, and leader, Penny’s legacy lives on in the research and creative practice that happens every day at the Stamps School of Art & Design.

Join us in celebrating the life and legacy of Penny W. Stamps through a thoughtful message to her family. Public letter writing stations will be set up in the north-east corner of the Stamps School (2000 Bonisteel Blvd), on the second floor, near the photo studio during the following events this month:

  • Friday, April 12, 6-8 pm at the opening reception for Adapt: The 2019 Senior Show
  • Saturday, May 4, 2-4 pm at the Stamps School 2019 Commencement Ceremony

Send your letters, cards, and other expressions of gratitude direct via mail to:

The Penny W. Stamps School of Art & Design
℅ Melissa Herter
2000 Bonisteel Blvd.
Ann Arbor, MI 48109

To learn more about Penny W. Stamps, visit

Make a gift to the Stamps School in Penny’s memory.