Ways of Giving

There are many ways you can contribute to ISR for the projects or funds that are of particular interest to you. Following are ways to give. Please contact the ISR Office of Development to learn more or to further discuss your options for giving.

Some of the most popular ways of giving are listed below for your consideration. Please contact us to discuss your philanthropic goals further.

  • Annual Giving
    Annual Gifts can be made to the fund most compelling to you through payroll deduction, monthly credit card gifts or one-time contributions when the time is right for you.
  • Bequests, Planned Gifts and Retirement Account
    Bequests or planned gifts represent a commitment made during your lifetime to benefit the University upon your passing. Please consider including us in your will or as a designation beneficiary on your retirement account.
  • Memorial or Honorarium Gifts
    Gifts may be made to any fund at ISR in honor of your friends or family. To establish a new fund in memory or in honor of a loved one, please contact a member of our team to discuss your goals.
  • Pledges
    Pledges represent a gift made over a period of time. You can document a pledge for up to five years. Pledges are a wonderful way for you to consider supporting a project or program over several years.
  • Securities
    The University often accepts various gifts of securities. The most common gift of securities includes stock transfers. If you’d like to make a gift of securities, please contact a member of our team for instructions.

Make a Gift Online:
If you would like to make an online gift, please click here to view some of the existing funds. If you don’t see the fund you’d like to support or you would like to discuss your ideas to establish a new fund, please contact a member of our team for assistance.

Mail a Check:
Please make your check payable to U-M Institute for Social Research and indicate your fund designation in the memo line. Your check may be mailed to:

Institute for Social Research
Office of Development
426 Thompson Street. Ste. 6065
Ann Arbor, MI 48104-2321