Ways to give Monthly gifts Automated monthly gifts to the U take the work out of supporting your favorite U cause all year round. Matching gifts At no additional cost, you could effectively double, or perhaps even triple, the impact of your gift to the U of M. Check or credit card gifts Make one-time or monthly gifts to a myriad of U of M causes on our protected and secure website. Endowment gifts Gifts that create an endowment provide strength for the University and impact beyond a lifetime. Faculty and staff U employees can support a personal cause at the U, while strengthening their workplace and community. Corporate and foundation giving The U offers businesses and foundations great collaborative potential in the areas of education, research, and outreach. Securities Stocks, bonds, treasuries, and other securities that have appreciated in value create a great gift opportunity. Wills and trusts Including a gift in your will or trust is a meaningful way to provide future support for the U of M. Retirement assets or life insurance Naming the U as a beneficiary of an IRA or other retirement plan, bank account, or life-insurance policy is a simple way to support the U. Gifts that provide income Charitable gift annuities and remainder trusts let donors give to the U, while providing lifetime income for themselves or others. IRA charitable rollover Individuals 70½ or older can give directly to the U from an IRA to without paying federal income tax. Real estate and other property Real estate, tangible personal property, or commodities can be used to support important U of M causes. Donor-advised funds DAFs are administered by a public charity to which you make charitable gifts. DAF representatives can then recommend grants from the fund to the U.