Featured Giving Opportunities

Help Prepare U-M Students for a Global Economy

Be Part of President Mary Sue Coleman’s Challenge for the Student Global Experience

Today’s students are preparing for lives in a world very different from that of their predecessors. Instantaneous access to information has brought the world to their fingertips, and global economic development s present them with remarkable new challenges and possibilities.

The President’s Challenge leverages your support for international study by providing a $1 match for every $2 in endowment gifts between $25,000 and $500,000


Building success for our foster care students
Paul and Amy Blavin

Paul and Amy Blavin

Imagine you are 18 and have “aged out” of foster care. You’ve been accepted at the U-M. Without the support of a strong home base, how will you thrive? Paul and Amy Blavin are working with the Division of Student Affairs to create the Blavin Scholars Program, making campus home when there is no other. With your help, they’ll succeed—and so will foster care students from the state of Michigan.


Connecting African American Alumni

The Fairfax Initiative for Strategic Giving encourages African American alumni and friends to give back in meaningful ways to the University of Michigan.


Giving to your school or program

Make a gift to the school or college that helped you achieve great things in life. Or support a discipline that just piques your imagination. By choosing one or more units from the drop-down list below, you can target your generosity toward a particular area of interest.

Gift Planning

Charitable IRA Rollover
The Charitable IRA Rollover Is Back!

President Obama signed legislation extending the charitable IRA rollover for 2010 and 2011.


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Linda Saab

U-M med student and inaugural Brehm Scholar Linda Saab talks about the phone call that changed her life.

Giving News

Michigan Law Dean Evan Caminker and Charles Munger

Michigan Law Dean Evan Caminker and longtime U-M friend Charles Munger in the Law Quad (Leisa Thompson Photography)

Charles Munger’s $20 million gift among the largest ever to Michigan Law »

Q&A with Cynthia Wilbanks »

Suite Success at the Wallace House »

15 Minutes with Alfred Taubman, University Citizen »

“Philanthropy is almost the only virtue which is sufficiently appreciated by mankind.”

—Henry David Thoreau

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