Donations by Cash, Check or Credit Card

Gifts of cash, check or credit card are the most common and easiest gifts to make. They are also tax deductible for the year in which the gift is made. The CMU College of Medicine gratefully accepts pledged gifts. These gifts allow donors to make a pledge commitment and set up a payment schedule that best suits their wishes.

To make a gift by credit card, you can give now online (search for College of Medicine options), or call (989) 774-7548 to make a gift by phone.

Pledges and cash gifts made by check (payable to Central Michigan University) should be mailed with a letter stating your wish to support the College of Medicine and the purpose of your intended gift to:

Central Michigan University College of Medicine
Attn: Advancement
2520 S. University Park Drive, Building D
Mount Pleasant, Michigan 48858

(989) 774-7548

Matching Gifts

More than 1,000 corporations nationwide match employee gifts to Central Michigan University. Many also match the gifts of retired employees and their spouses. Companies that participate often supply the form to submit with the gift. If your employer is a matching gift company, you may obtain the form from your company's personnel or community relations office. To determine if your company participates in a matching gift program, check our matching gift database or contact your company's human resources department.

Planned Gifts

Planned gifts can be made now or deferred to a later time. Some types of planned gifts enable you to support the College of Medicine and receive tax benefits up front, while allowing you to sustain your current lifestyle by making use of bequests through a will, retirement plan assets, and charitable trusts. For more information contact Michael Zehnder, or visit the Gift Planning Website.

Gifts of Stock

Gifts of appreciated securities and closely held stock can be extremely beneficial-both to you and to CMU College of Medicine. You may receive an income-tax deduction equal to the fair market value of the securities, as well as a possible reduction or avoidance of capital gains taxes. Proceeds from the sale of these assets are directed toward donor-specified programs. Please contact Michael Zehnder for more information. 

For information your broker will need to electronically transfer securities download the Guidelines for Donating Stock.