Gifts in honor or memory

Guests at UMSN reunionHonor 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