Ways to give

Victors for Michigan pinYour support of the School of Nursing is vital and truly appreciated.

A major gift can be spread across several years or done as an investment that will produce income for the donor or designee. There are a variety of ways to make a gift (cash, securities, or real estate), from outright donation to planned giving. The school's Office of Development and Alumni Relations can help determine how to ensure that a gift supports a donor's interests, and will share information about possible tax advantages.

With declining public support, the school can only maintain its excellence through private donations. The School of Nursing is grateful for gifts that help it fulfill its mission.

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Cash pledges

You may wish to make a gift of cash or appreciated assets now and realize tax benefits immediately. Gifts of any size are needed. Pledges are welcome and may be paid over an established time frame.

Gifts that provides income to you or designee

You may wish to make a gift that will produce income that will go to you or your designee for rest of your life. Such a gift can also provide some immediate as well as estate tax benefits.

Gifts that pass money to heirs

You may wish to make a gift that will make a gift of interest to the school during your lifetime (or for a set period of time) and then pass the bulk of the gift - plus interest - to your heir or heirs. You will receive gift credit now as well as tax benefits.

Bequests

You may wish to make a lasting gift to the school but need all of your assets during your lifetime. You can make a bequest now as part of your estate plan and become a member of the U-M Monteith Society.

For more information about making an immediate or planned gift to the School of Nursing, please contact the Office of Development and Alumni Relations, (734) 763-9710; nursingalum@umich.edu

Honor an individual

A gift made to honor an individual is living testimonial that keeps on giving. It can be made in honor of a person who has made significant contributions or achieved a special milestone or for the person who has “everything.”

Such a gift is appreciated by the honoree as well as the school, and benefits students, patient care and new initiatives.

Gift credit is given to the donor, as well as tax credit per the current tax laws. A note confirming the gift is sent to the donor, and notification is also sent to the person being honored telling her/him of the gift and how important that gift is to the school.

Memorial giving

A gift made in memory of someone is a special way to honor a respected colleague or a beloved friend or family member. Such a gift creates a legacy and memorializes the person by providing direct benefit to students and programs.

Gift credit is given to the donor and a note may be sent to the family, as directed by the donor. The note tells of the gift and how important the gift is to the school. Large gifts to name a scholarship or professorship may be made using one of the university's planned gift strategies.

For more information about making an immediate or planned gift to the School of Nursing, please contact the Office of Development and Alumni Relations, (734) 763-9710 or nursingalum@umich.edu.

University donor recognition

  • Annual Giving, Partners in Leadership

  • Lifetime Giving, Presidential Societies

  • Bequest Giving, The John Monteith Society