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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

Donating appreciated securities or closely-held stock 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 Heather Tubbs.​​


Gifts of cryptocurrency

Central Michigan University recognizes the importance cryptocurrency plays in today’s economy and the lives of our alumni, parents, and friends. Donors may find it beneficial to make contributions to cryptocurrency. They should consult their tax adviser regarding how cryptocurrency donations 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 Jeremy Mishler or visit the gift planning website below.

Make a Planned Gift Here

Matching gifts

You may be able to double or even triple the impact of your gift! Many employers match their employee's charitable contributions. Use the search below to check if your employer offers a gift-matching program.

Making a difference is easy