University of Michigan-Dearborn serves the community through a distinctive approach to higher education that merges the highest of academic standards with a strong, steadfast commitment to advancing prosperity and quality of life in southeastern Michigan.
The ability to serve students, faculty and the community through scholarships, curriculum innovations and the latest technology is strengthened through gifts to the annual fund. Gifts from alumni and friends help close the gap between state support and tuition and the actual costs of higher education.
And your gift is more than a contribution to the University—it's a gift to your hometown. Nearly 80% of our graduates stay in southeastern Michigan, bringing new knowledge and ideas to our businesses, schools and communities. Your gift may be designated to the Fund for Michigan-Dearborn or the School or College of your choice.
Methods of Giving
Gifts of Cash
Cash gifts are put to work immediately for the College of Arts, Sciences, and Letters and allow donors to take applicable credits and deductions in the current tax year.
Gifts of Securities
Appreciated securities significantly reduce the donor's capital gains tax. Tax deductions are based on the full market value of the gift in the year it is made, if the stock was held for more than one year. Gifts in excess of the allowed 30% of the donor's adjusted gross income can be carried over and deducted for up to five years.
Many avenues are available for planned giving. Donors considering a planned gift should contact Diane Gulyas, Director of Development at (313) 593-5504.
Gifts in Kind
Donors may give a personal possession of special interest, such as art, collectible, rare books, equipment, automobiles, or other artifacts. Because special tax rules apply, donors are encouraged to discuss their plans with tax counsel.
Many corporations demonstrate their support of education by matching, or multiplying, their employees' gifts. Before making a gift, contact your employer's personnel office for the necessary matching gift forms.