October 8, 2019

Sean Anderson Foundation donates $10,000 for Wayne State’s HIGH Program

The Sean Anderson Foundation, founded by recording artist Big Sean, has donated $10,000 to benefit Wayne State University’s HIGH (Helping Individuals Go Higher) Program.

This is the fourth gift from the Sean Anderson Foundation in support of the HIGH Program. In 2016, the foundation created a $25,000 endowment for the program, exemplifying Big Sean’s commitment to improving the quality of life of young people. The foundation also donated $15,000 to the HIGH Program in 2017 and $10,000 in 2018.

From left: Pearlanne Pollard, Big Sean and Myra Anderson at the Youth Economic Mobility Summit

A native Detroiter, Big Sean established the Sean Anderson Foundation to provide better opportunities for those in need.

“We are pleased to continue our commitment to the HIGH Program in support of its dedication to students facing hardships,” said Myra Anderson, executive director/president of the foundation and Sean’s mother. “The HIGH Program touches the lives of students, helping them as they pursue their higher education goals.”

Wayne State University first lady Jacqueline Wilson founded the HIGH Program in 2013 when she was made aware of a medical student who was living in their car. Reports indicate student homelessness is a nationwide issue, and the HIGH Program offers a strategic response to this issue at Wayne State. The HIGH Program provides short-term assistance with the goal of returning students to long-term stability and helping them complete their degree.

“The Sean Anderson Foundation has been a consistent supporter of the HIGH Program through its financial support,” said Wilson. “The foundation’s resolve to provide funding helps us pursue our mission to ensure that no student abandons their dream of earning a degree at Wayne State University solely because of housing or financial challenges.”

More information about Wayne State’s HIGH Program can be found at highprogram.wayne.edu.

About the Sean Anderson Foundation

The Sean Anderson Foundation was founded in 2012 by recording artist Big Sean. Sean’s vision is to improve the quality of life for young people and their families. The foundation accomplishes this by partnering with other established organizations, by providing avenues for supplemental educational, cultural, health and recreational programs, and through its signature educational program, Mogul Prep.

About the HIGH Program

The HIGH Program was founded in 2013 to address student homelessness at Wayne State University. The vision of the HIGH Program is a university community where no student must choose between higher education and survival. The mission of the program is to ensure that no student abandons their dream of earning a degree at Wayne State University solely because of housing or financial challenges.


Tom Reynolds
Phone: (313) 577-8093
Email: treynolds@wayne.edu

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