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Fund established for children of Tiane Brown

October 31, 2013

At a candlelight vigil held Wednesday night in remembrance of Tiane Brown -- a promising Wayne Law student -- and in support of her family, Wayne State President M. Roy Wilson announced that the university would establish a fund to assist Brown's children. The details on how to contribute are now available.

Checks should be made payable to Wayne State University and reference "The Tiane Brown Fund" on the memo line.  If donors would like notification to be sent to the Brown Family, they should provide their full contact information.

Checks can be addressed to:

Wayne State University

Beecher House

5475 Woodward Avenue

Detroit, MI  48202

Credit card donations can be made by calling the Wayne State Fund Office at 313-577-2263 or 577-2275 or by clicking the "Make a GIFT" tab at

Wilson also announced that, after discussion with the WSU Board of Governors, Wayne State will offer free tuition to Brown's three children if they choose to attend the university. Brown will receive her law degree posthumously in May 2014, when she was scheduled to graduate. 

Wayne State University is a premier urban research institution offering more than 370 academic programs through 13 schools and colleges to nearly 29,000 students.