How to give

Your generosity and U-M allegiance will help to improve the lives of alumni, as well as bring the best students in the world to Michigan, regardless of socio-economic standing.

You may make your contribution online or by mail, in honor or memoriam of someone or as a bequest. Specific instructions are outlined below. Before you begin, please select which fund you would like to give to. For more information on making a bequest,  please email our Professional Staff. Thank you again for giving back to the Michigan community.

Online

Donations are submitted through a secure University site and will be routed to the Alumni Association. The online submission form accepts Visa, Master Card, Discover and American Express. The Alumni Association’s tax ID number is # 23-7206591.

Postal Mail

If you would like to send a gift directly to the Alumni Association, please mail a check payable to The Alumni Association. On the memo line, please indicate the program you would like to donate to (i.e., “Camp Michigania” or “Chicago Club Scholarship” or “LEAD Scholarship”). You may also designate the person you are honoring, if applicable. For all other donations, please indicate “Office of Development.”

Please mail the information to the address below.

Alumni Association
200 Fletcher St.
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1007
Attn: Development

Phone

Give us a call to donate to our funds and scholarships at 800-847-4764

Memorial & Tribute Gifts

When gifts are made in honor or memory of someone, the Alumni Association attempts to notify the honoree’s family so they may acknowledge the gifts, when possible. You will also receive an acknowledgment, and the University of Michigan will send a receipt for tax purposes. When making gifts in honor or memory of someone, please include the contact information for the individual or family you are honoring. If you do not have this information, the Alumni Association will find the information and contact the appropriate relative.

Estate and Planned Gifts

To prepare a bequest to Michigania, we suggest the following language. This suggested language applies only to an expendable unrestricted bequest. It is intended to provide examples, not to serve as legal advice. The University and the Alumni Association recommend that you seek legal counsel regarding your personal circumstances, your wishes for your estate and the preparation of necessary documents.

Specific Bequest

“I give and devise to the Regents of the University of Michigan, a Michigan constitutional corporation having the control and management of the University of Michigan,
Select one of the following clauses, either (a) or (b):

  1. the sum of _____________, or
  2. the following property: __________________,

Select one of the following clauses, either (i) or (ii):

  1. to be used for the benefit of Michigania for the following purpose: _________________
  2. to be used for Michigania purposes determined in Michigania and the Alumni Association’s discretion

Residual Bequest

“All (or _______%) of the residue of my estate, I give and devise to the Regents of the University of Michigan, a Michigan constitutional corporation having the control and management of the University of Michigan,
Select one of the following clauses, either (i) or (ii):

  1. to be used for the benefit of Michigania for the following purpose: _______________, [or]
  2. to be used for Michigania purposes determined in Michigania and the Alumni Association’s discretion

For more information on making a bequest, please email us.