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.