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Ways to Give

Your donation helps our students explore their passions, expand their skills, and find their voice. There are many ways to support CMU, and every gift makes an impact.

Making a gift online or sending a check is the easiest way to make a difference, and it's tax-deductible too. You can even make your gift over time through a pledge commitment.

Establish an endowment

Make your mark on the future. An endowment provides a source of income to help us attract top scholars and professors by funding scholarships, faculty positions, buildings, or programs. You can also honor a mentor or loved one by creating an endowment in that person's name.


Gifts of stock

When you donate appreciated securities or closely-held stock, you could qualify for an income tax deduction and reduce or avoid capital gains taxes. To donate stock, please instruct your broker to “DTC” the donated securities from your account to Central Michigan University’s brokerage account at Stifel in Midland, Michigan, using the following information:

DTC #0793
Account #76326444
Federal ID #38‐6004447
Contact: Dennis Stolz, 989‐941‐3507

The gift date is when CMU’s account is credited with ownership of the stock. The share price for securities traded on an exchange will be determined by using the IRS method of calculating the average of the high and low price of the security on the gift date. For more information, please contact Kasie Natzel.​​


Gifts of cryptocurrency

Central Michigan University recognizes the importance cryptocurrency plays in today’s economy and in the lives of our alumni, parents, and friends. Donors may find it beneficial to make contributions of cryptocurrency and should consult their tax adviser regarding how donations of cryptocurrency and other highly appreciated assets may fit into their tax strategy.


Planned gifts

Support a cause that matters to you while continuing to work toward your own financial goals. Planned giving takes many forms, including bequests, retirement plan assets, and charitable trusts. For more information contact Jennifer Cotter, or visit the gift planning website.

Explore Planned Giving

Matching gifts

You may be able to double or even triple the impact of your gift! Many employers match their employees' charitable contributions. To find out if your employer offers a gift-matching program, contact your company’s human resources department for more details.

Making a difference is easy