Ways of Giving

Thank you for your interest in supporting the Institute for Social Research (ISR) at the University of Michigan! Below are some of the most common ways that donors choose to make gifts at ISR. To discuss your philanthropic goals, or if you need additional information, please contact a member of our team.

  • Online Giving:
    • Please click here to make an online gift to any ISR gift fund.
    • If you would like to set up a recurring (monthly) gift or payroll deduction (current U-M employees only), please follow the instructions as you check out.
    • If the fund you would like to support is not listed, please call (734) 647-6179 or contact a member of our team.
  • Giving through Check/Mail:

    U-M Office of Development
    3003 S. State Street, Suite 8000
    Ann Arbor, MI 48109
    Attention: Grace Ridings (ISR)

  • Giving by Phone (Credit Card):
    • To make a donation by phone, please call the Office of University Development Gift and Records Helpline during regular business hours.
      • 888-518-7888 (toll free) option 2
      • 734-647-6179 (local) option 2
  • Gifts of Stock or Securities:
    • To make a gift of stock or securities, please contact Grace Ridings, ISR Interim Director of Development, before your transfer is made.
    • In order to ensure the successful receipt of your gift, please provide the following pieces of information:
      • Name of stock(s)
      • Number of shares
      • Gift designation(s)
    • Following is U-M’s account information:

    DTC# 0443
    Pershing, LLC
    Account # N7M001483
    Account Name: University of Michigan
    Reference: (name of donor)

  • Giving Instructions for your Donor Advised Fund:
    • In order to make a gift through your Donor Advised Fund, you may need the following information:
    • Please send your check to:

    U-M Office of Development
    3003 S. State Street, Suite 8000
    Ann Arbor, MI 48109
    Attention: Grace Ridings (ISR)

  • Giving through a Bequest, Planned Gift, or through your Retirement Account:
    • If you would like to include ISR in your Will, as a designated beneficiary on your retirement account, or in another way that would benefit ISR after your passing, please contact a member of the ISR Development team to discuss your plans.
  • Giving Instructions for Documenting a Multi-Year Pledge
    • If you would like to make a multi-year gift by documenting a pledge to ISR, please consider reviewing and completing this pledge form.
    • Your gift may be designated to support the project that is most exciting or meaningful to you, and it can be made payable for up to five years from the time you document your gift.