How To Give



We make it easy to give. Here are a few options:

Give online! Click here to support the Center’s research projects, conferences, and student research assistant positions. You can make a one-time gift, or you can set up a monthly donation. 

Write a check. Please make checks payable to “University of Michigan” and write “Center on Finance, Law & Policy” in the memo line so it can be properly applied. Currently, all Center staff are working remotely due to the COVID-19 pandemic; therefore, please email or call Christie Baer before sending to alert us that it’s on the way, then mail the check to: 

University of Michigan
Gifts & Records
3003 S. State Street
Ann Arbor, MI 48109  


Through Your Company’s Foundation

We are open to conducting research in partnership with corporate partners, where our interests are aligned. Faculty affiliated with the Center on Finance, Law & Policy are generally interested in research questions that center economic inclusion, consumer protection, and systemic risk in the financial system. To discuss your idea, please contact Christie Baer.

Other ways to give

Allow us to connect you to the Ford School’s development staff if you want to explore one of the options below.

  • Matching gifts: Many employers will match gifts to the Center on Finance, Law & Policy, doubling or tripling the impact of your gift. Please follow this link to search for your employer to determine if you are eligible.
  • Payroll deduction: U-M faculty and staff can now make gifts through payroll deduction by selecting the 'Monthly Payroll Deduction' payment method on the Leaders and Best website during check-out.
  • In-Kind Gifts: These include non-monetary donations such as book collections, artwork, and equipment.
  • Gifts of Stock and Securities: Gifts of publicly traded securities that have appreciated in value allow you to avoid capital gains taxes while also receiving a tax deduction for your gift.

Creating a legacy

If you are interested in creating something that outlives you, a planned gift or endowment can leave a lasting legacy. These gifts are investments in the future that can benefit dozens of students over many years. 

Endowed funds provide a stable base of support for the school. Donors can create a named endowment fund with a minimum gift of $50,000. These funds are invested and managed for long-term growth through the University of Michigan Endowment.

If you're interested in learning more about estate and planned giving, please visit the University of Michigan Office of Planned Giving’s website for planned giving resources, or contact Sue Johnson ([email protected]) directly from the Ford School’s development office.