Planned Giving Legacy or "planned" gifts help to ensure the excellence of UM-Dearborn for generations to come.

To celebrate UM-Dearbornís over 50 years of education excellence, consider including your estate plans. Please contact: the Office of Institutional Advancement to learn more about our planned giving options or call us at 313-593-5130.

Your lawyer or financial advisor can help you decide on the most effective way to make a charitable contribution. You will have the satisfaction of knowing you have helped guarantee continued excellence for the next generation of leaders, some of whom may be your own grandchildren. 

Find our more about Estate Planning at the University of Michigan Ann Arbor website.

The John Monteith Legacy Society

John Monteith (1787-1868) was a founding father and president of the institution that became the University of Michigan. Monteith and other University founders had a vision for a great educational system that is shared today by members of the John Monteith Legacy Society. Donors who support the University with an estate plan gift provide the foundation for academic excellence in years to come. Through their generosity, Monteith Society members demonstrate very clearly how one generation can help the next.

Steps for Recognition
To be recognized in the John Monteith Legacy Society:

  • Make a gift in any amount to the University of Michigan from your will, revocable trust, retirement plan, or other estate plan;
  • Sign a John Monteith Legacy Society Statement of Intent; AND/OR
  • Provide the University with a copy of that portion of your estate plan pertaining to the gift.

Explore an interactive Estate Planning tool kit at the University of Michigan Ann Arbor website. Strategic questions will help determine which gift may be right for you or assist in comparing several options. Please contact us if we may answer questions or be of further assistance.

For questions about giving to UM-Dearborn, please don't hesitate to contact the Office of Institutional Advancement at 313-593-5130.