Why give to University Health Service?
Perhaps you remember how UHS staff helped you when you were sick or injured. Perhaps you have a vision about supporting student wellness, to help ensure the next generation of leaders can change the world.
Gifts to UHS provide additional resources to our staff and student groups to innovate, promote new ideas, and take on special initiatives in providing high quality health care and wellness programs on campus.
Donations are tax deductible and can be either undesignated, to be used where need is greatest, or designated for specific programs or initiatives.
Your gift to UHS can support:
- The Collegiate Recovery Program - helping students in recovery from alcohol or other drug problems achieve academic success
- Screening for alcohol abuse and depression
- Expanding telephone and online support for ill students
- Student groups such as PULSE and the Student Health Advisory Council
- Other initiatives -- We look forward to hearing about how you want to make a difference!
How does U-M solicit for gifts?
Alumni and friends are contacted via mail, email, and Telefund, U-M’s student telephone fundraising program. Michigan is a big place, so you may be contacted by the general Annual Giving office or by someone at a school, college, or unit on campus. As a whole, we strive to make giving to the University and allocating your gift to the area you wish as simple as possible. So when you are contacted remember you can support student life no matter who reaches out to you.
There are many ways you can give to UHS:
Annual giving- A fund that is put to use where most needed within a fiscal year.
Outright gifts - Gifts of cash, securities or “gifts in kind” make an immediate impact.
Gifts in kind include artwork, books and equipment that may be useful to UHS.
Planned giving - A giving strategy that allows you to make a meaningful charitable contribution while possibly enhancing you and your family’s future financial well-being.
Bequests - One of the simplest ways to give, you can leave a gift from your estate within your will.
Why does U-M need my support EVERY year?
Annual Gifts are imperative because funds raised through Annual Giving can be used to meet the immediate needs of UHS. While endowment funds are earmarked both in how they can be used and when, Annual Gifts are funds that UHS can use immediately and where needed most. Each academic year, the University faces unexpected challenges. Annual Gifts from donors like you are vital to ensure our ability to overcome obstacles and maintain the Michigan difference.
We would be happy to talk about any of these options with you.
How to make your gift
We have provided information on how you can make your gift below. In addition, please feel free to call us anytime if you need assistance.
Matching Gifts- Take an extra moment to see whether your employer will leverage your giving with a matching contribution.
We’re here for you!
We’re passionate about connecting donors with Michigan. We welcome questions about Annual Giving and hearing from you about your reason for participating. If there’s something specific you’d like to support and you don’t see it on our communications, please contact us. We’ll help you get your donation to the right place.