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Gifts of Brokerage Accounts

A gift of your brokerage account, such as Fidelity, Schwab or Merrill Lynch, is an easy way for you to make a gift to U-M. Many people have assets remaining, undesignated, when they pass.

Gift of Brokerage Accounts
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Here are some of the potential benefits:

  • The full appreciated value will pass to U-M.
  • You maintain control of the brokerage account assets during your lifetime.
  • You avoid probate with respect to your account holdings.

How to transfer your brokerage account assets

A transfer on death (TOD) plan will ensure that your account assets will come to U-M. Your brokerage firm can provide the appropriate beneficiary designation documents. Your estate may benefit from an estate tax charitable deduction.


The University of Michigan has 501(c)(3) non-profit tax exempt status; our federal tax ID number is 38-6006309.

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