Former Governor Jim Blanchard and wife donate $1 Million

James Blanchard

Former Michigan governor James J. Blanchard and his wife, Janet, donate $1 million to Michigan State University to create the Spartan Statesmanship Award for Distinguished Public Service and a related lecture series called the Governor Jim Blanchard Public Service Forum.

The donation will be administered by the Department of Political Science in the College of Social Science.  The selected Spartan Statesmanship Award recipient will deliver a keynote address at the annual forum.