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    • Touch the lives of others while creating a lasting legacy
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    • Help the University of Michigan achieve its goals for current and future generations
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Case Studies

  • Finding Home, Again
    Finding Home, Again
    Caren Deming (AB '65, TeachCert '65, AM '70, PhD '75) spent a significant amount of time in Rackham when she was a student and finds that 40...
  • One for the Kids
    One for the Kids
    Growing up wasn't easy for John Herring. "I never met my mother; I only met my father twice- once at his funeral," he recalls...
  • Paying it Forward
    Paying it Forward
    "I saw almost immediately how important a great public university is to its students and the community," Jackson says.
  • Paving the Way
    Paving the Way
    In 2014, Kolby Gadd journeyed to Ann Arbor from Utah for graduate studies in the School of Education. Gadd chose U-M for its academic excellence...
  • An Easy Way to Give Back
    An Easy Way to Give Back
    When you pass 80 years and look back, realizing the impact of Michigan on your life, it's difficult not to be a big Michigan supporter.
  • A Michigan Family Story
    A Michigan Family Story
    When I enrolled at Michigan in 1971, it came as no surprise to anyone. All through my childhood, my parents had proudly called Ann Arbor their second home.
  • The Bequest behind Hill Auditorium
    The Bequest behind Hill Auditorium
    In 1894, Albert A. Stanley, director of what was then the School of Music, and Frances W. Kelsey, president of the University Musical Society, determined the need for an adequate auditorium for the university.
  • To the World and Back Again
    To the World and Back Again
    Stuart Bloom (BS '62) of Los Angeles couldn't make it to campus for his milestone 50th reunion in 2012, so this past fall...
  • Not a Moment Wasted
    Not a Moment Wasted
    John Varriano, Jr. (AB '65, MA '66, PhD '70) arrived in Ann Arbor in the early 1960s, a doctor's son with aspirations of becoming a writer.

Gift Examples

  • Bequests
    Joe and Anna have been faithful supporters of our organization over the years. Both of them strongly believe that it is important to support and encourage our mission.
  • Tax-Free Sale
    Howard and Lynn were age 55 when they purchased some land outside of town, and they thought it would be a good investment that they could later sell.
  • Fixed Income for Retirement
    After working for decades as a pediatrician in a small rural town, Patricia was ready to retire.
  • Capital Gains Tax Bypassed
    Peter and Gail were nearing retirement. Over the years, with the help of their financial advisor, they made solid investments in securities.
  • Peace of Mind Gift Annuity
    Many years ago, Clara bought a home. Since she was so pleased with the home, she decided to buy stock in the company that built it.
  • Sale and Unitrust
    Gene and Carol purchased stock in a small medical service company several years ago. Now, Gene and Carol are looking for a way to save taxes.
  • The Retirement Unitrust
    Mary grew up on a farm. When her parents passed away, she inherited the farm. Now, several developers would like to build homes on the farmland.
  • Property Turns Into Income
    Miranda lived in the family home where she and her spouse had raised their children. After her spouse passed, Miranda found it increasingly difficult to care for her home.
  • Flexible Deferred Gift Annuity
    Lewis is a 54-year-old executive at a large healthcare company. He purchased company stock during years when the stock price was low, and now the stock has grown substantially.
  • Part Gift and Part Sale
    Susan and Kevin bought their first home many years ago. They had planned to build a second home so that their children could spend their summers along the lake.
  • Current Gifts
    As is the case with many families, there are times each year when Jim and Sharon focus their attention on gift giving.
  • A Bequest to Further Good Work
    Nancy and David were dedicated volunteers. Over the years, they had seen many individuals helped by the good work of their favorite charity.
  • Deferred Gift Annuity
    Several years ago Larry and Allison invested $30,000 in what they believed to be an attractive stock. It turned out to be a very wise decision.
  • Gift Annuity for Real Estate
    Jonathan purchased a home many years ago for $80,000. The home has appreciated substantially over the years and is now worth $420,000.
  • A Bequest to Save Taxes
    Thomas was a widower who had a great love for our organization. As an individual who had directly benefited from our work.
  • Leading for the Future
    Luke and Candice spent many years volunteering and supporting their favorite charity. They wanted to give back in a way that would help fulfill its mission.
  • Give it Twice Trust
    While visiting the Wills Planner on her favorite charity's website, June, a surviving spouse, came across the idea of a Give it Twice Trust.
  • Providing for Our Children's Future
    Joe and Kathy worked for years building their nest egg for retirement. They also want to provide for their children.

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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