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Are you considering a gift to UM-Flint?

Development officers are available in each of the colleges, schools, programs, and units at UM-Flint to assist you with giving options and answer any questions about the type of gift that works best for you.

When making a gift to the University of Michigan-Flint, you can choose to support any of these areas:


You can make it possible for a student to attend UM-Flint.  You could fund the education for a future doctor, teacher, or business leader.  An accessible education is at the core of the UM-Flint mission.  Scholarships open doors to deserving students, allowing them to focus on their education, not on how they will pay for it.  It all starts with you.  For information on specific scholarship funding opportunities, including the annual University of Michigan-Flint Scholarship Competition, visit our Scholarships page or contact the Office of Development and Alumni Relations.

College, Schools, and Programs

Departments and programs on campus are turning to donors like you for support as state funding continues to decrease.  Learn how and where your gift can make the difference to better serve our students.

College of Arts and Sciences
Dean – Susan Gano-Phillips, Ph.D.
Major Gift Officer – Laurie Bueche
(810) 762-0884 or

School of Education and Human Services
Dean – Robert Barnett, Ph.D.
Major Gift Officer – Ellen Brothers
(810) 424-5482 or

School of Health Professions and Studies
Dean – Donna Fry, Ph.D.
Major Gift Officer – Ellen Brothers
(810) 424-5482 or

School of Management
Dean - Scott D. Johnson
Major Gift Officer – Melissa Stephens-Farrell
(810) 424-5480 or 

Annual Giving Initiatives 

Annual support from donors like you is becoming more crucial with each passing year.  Gifts from faculty, staff, alumni, and friends provide a reliable, flexible supply of funds that enable the unit to place resources where they are most immediately needed or where opportunities are greatest.  To learn more about how you can support annual giving at UM-Flint, visit our Annual Giving page or contact the Office of Development and Alumni Relations.

Types of Gifts

Alumni and friends of UM-Flint who wish to make a contribution are encouraged to consider the following gift options:

Cash/One-time gift

Cash is often the most convenient form of giving. Cash gifts are fully deductible for federal income tax purposes, provided deductions are itemized.

Donors may make a gift online or complete and mail our one-time gift form to:

Office of Development
303 E. Kearsley Street
1001 NBC
Flint, MI 48502

If sending a check, please make payable to University of Michigan-Flint.

Planned Giving

In certain instances, it may be preferable from an estate, financial, and tax planning perspective to consider long-term gift planning as the best way to make a gift. This can be accomplished through various gift instruments, such as charitable trusts, gift annuities, bequests, charitable lead trusts, or gifts of retirement benefits.

Establishing a gift within your own financial and estate plan requires careful thought and consideration with your own attorney, accountant, or financial advisor. Our staff is ready to work with you and your advisor in confidence and without obligation to help you explore the best possible method of giving for your circumstance.

Contact one of our development officers to see which type of planned gift would work best for you.

Faculty & Staff Giving

If you are a member of the university’s faculty or staff and wish to give, visit our Faculty & Staff Giving page for more information.

Matching Gifts

Increase your gift to UM-Flint with a matching gift from your employer. Not sure if your company matches gifts?  Visit the Matching Gift Database to search and find out.


Gifts in kind are non-monetary items of tangible personal property or other physical assets that represent value to the university. Examples might include books, artwork, and equipment.  If you believe you have a potential gift in kind, please call the Office of Development at (810) 424-5448.


If you are interested in learning more about any of these options, or would like to pursue a type of gift not listed here, feel free to contact the Office of Development.


Did you know?

During the 2014-15 academic year, almost 500 students benefitted from over $700,000 in scholarship support.

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