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Gifts by Mail, Transfer, or Payroll Deduction

Mail: Please make your check payable to the University of Michigan and mail it to:

Institute for Social Research
c/o Patrick Shields
426 Thompson Street
Ann Arbor, MI 48106-1248

Online Payroll deduction: U-M faculty and staff can now make gifts directly through payroll deduction. Use the convenient online form available on Wolverine Access, or, if you prefer, print this payroll deduction form and mail it to:

Office of Gift Administration
The University of Michigan
3003 S. State Street
8000 Wolverine Tower
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1288

Questions? Call toll free 1-888-518-7888


Advantages of Gifts of Securities

  • You get an income tax deduction based on the value of the securities at the time you make the gift.
  • You avoid capital gains tax on the appreciated value of the securities.
  • The University can immediately use the proceeds for the purpose you specify or for general support of essential initiatives.

It’s easy! Call Patrick Shields to determine how to make your gift today.

Gifts in the Future

Whether it’s a provision in your will or annuity that gives you an additional lifetime income stream, there are many options for supporting ISR in your estate plan. We invite you to learn more and hope you will contact us if we may be of further assistance.


Your will serves as a road map telling your personal representative how to distribute your assets to other people or to a charitable organization.

More information about how to include ISR in your will

Charitable Gift Annuity

Charitable gift annuities (CGAs) are a wise giving option, especially during these difficult times. CGAs assure you of a guaranteed income flow and supports and provides an important asset for ISR.

More information about charitable gift annuities

Retirement Plan Assets

If you’re like many Americans, your financial future will likely revolve around your retirement plan assets. To maximize the value of a retirement account, consider making a lifetime gift of its after-tax values to a tax-exempt deferred giving plan.

More information about retirement plan assets

Other Options

There are many other ways to make gifts to support ISR and its people. Explore other options that might meet your financial and philanthropic needs.

For More Information

For more information about these options, please contact Patrick Shields, ISR’s Director of Development at 734.764.8369 or peshield@umich.edu.

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