Planned Giving

Your University of Michigan-Dearborn family recognizes that, with the constantly changing COVID-19 situation around the world, this is an unprecedented time for everyonea time that, for many, is filled with uncertainty. Our hearts and thoughts go out to each and every one of you. Yet in times like these, we believe it is still important to provide you with helpful and thought-provoking information about how you can help ensure our work continues in the future.


You can make a significant gift to UM-Dearborn to address some of the world's most pressing issues through cutting-edge research and the education of tomorrow's leaders—and gain financial and tax benefits for you and your family. You can designate your gift to a specific college, department or program, to support faculty support or student scholarships. Or it may be unrestricted and used where needed most in the school. Carefully planning your gift to the university may stretch the value of your donation, enabling you to do much more than you think possible.

Several types of gifts first pay income to you and your family and then help UM-Dearborn. These gifts also can enable you to dispose of illiquid assets in exchange for income and tax benefits. The lead trust is a gift arrangement that can help you transfer wealth to the next generation in a tax-efficient manner.

Visit https://plannedgiving.umich.edu/ to learn more about creating your legacy at U-M.

Click here for bequest language to share with your attorney to add to your will or trust.

Here are a few options for gifts:

For more information, contact Michelle Fallscheer, Senior Director of Leadership and Planned Giving, 313-436-9182, mfallsch@umich.edu.

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