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U-M Club of New York: Background

LEAD Scholarship Fund

Beginning Spring 2021, our club will award a LEAD scholarship each year in an effort to support continued diversity at Michigan. Your expendable gift to the U-M Club of New York City LEAD Scholarship will help provide scholarships to African American students, accepted to the University of Michigan, through merit-scholarships. Scholarships are awarded to students that demonstrate leadership, excellence, achievement, and diversity. In addition to financial assistance, LEAD Scholars are also provided with inclusive programming that aims to foster community and empower scholars throughout college and beyond. To learn more about the LEAD Scholarship program, interested students and donors can click here.

James M. Gartenberg New York Alumni Club Scholarship

Through its support of the James M. Gartenberg New York Alumni Club Scholarship Fund, the U-M Club of New York is committed to helping outstanding high school students from the five boroughs of NYC enroll at the U-M. The number of scholarships awarded each year varies depending upon the amount of money currently available for distribution as well as the need that exists at any one time, however, our club currently awards $20,000 annually in total scholarships to first-year students from NYC who demonstrate high academic achievement and a financial need.

SUPPORTING THE SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAMS

Please consider making a contribution to help support one of our annual scholarship programs and help us grow the scholarship funds! All gifts to the University of Michigan Alumni Club of NYC scholarship funds are tax-deductible for the current tax year if postmarked by December 31 to the extent provided by law. You may make your contribution online or by mail, in honor or Memoriam of someone or as a bequest. (Please scroll down the page for further details).

  • Make a donation online:
    • Donate to our James M. Gartenberg Scholarship Fund here.
    • Donate to our LEAD Scholarship Fund here.
  • Make a donation via check:
    • For our James M. Gartenberg Scholarship Fund, make a check payable to “The University of Michigan” and on the memo line, add “NY Club, Gartenberg Fund 571857”. If donating in honor or Memoriam of someone you may also designate the person you are honoring, if applicable. Checks can be mailed to:

The University of Michigan
C/O Elaine Crook
UM Office of Financial Aid
2500 Student Activities Building
515 East Jefferson Street
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1316

    • For our LEAD Scholarship Fund, make a check payable to “Alumni Association of the University of Michigan” and on the memo line, add “U-M Club of New York City LEAD Scholarship – 927510”. Checks can be mailed to:

University of Michigan
Gift & Records Administration
3003 S. State Street, Suite 8000
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1288

Thank you for your support! Your generosity and UofM allegiance will help some of New York City’s best and brightest students pursue their undergraduate studies at the University of Michigan.

Background

Since 1968, the U-M Club of New York’s Scholarship Committee has selected NY Scholarship candidates from among incoming U-M freshmen from the five boroughs of NYC on the basis of both character and academic merit. Students receiving the Scholarship must demonstrate a financial need and have applied for financial aid.

The Scholarship was renamed to the James M. Gartenberg New York Alumni Club Scholarship in memory of our club’s former President, who was lost in the World Trade Center tragedy on September 11, 2001.

If you have questions about the Scholarship Program or application process, please email uofmnycgartenberg@gmail.com.

GIFTS IN HONOR OR MEMORIAM

When gifts are made in honor or memory of someone, the University of Michigan/Alumni Association notifies the honoree’s family so they may acknowledge the gifts. 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.

BEQUESTS

Leaving a planned gift by naming the scholarship program in your will is a simple way to support the program in a meaningful way. If you would like to prepare a bequest to the UM Club of New York Scholarship fund we can provide suggested language applicable to an expendable unrestricted bequest. (Please note suggested language 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.) Please contact the club at umclub-nyc@umich.edu with any questions for further details.

The Fund is a public charity, under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code, and donations to it are fully deductible to the extent provided by law.

Upon request, a copy of the Fund’s latest annual report may be obtained from the Fund treasurer at the above address, or from: New York Attorney General’s Charities Bureau 120 Broadway New York, NY 10271

 
 
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