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Ways of Giving

Thank you for joining us in support of the culture-makers of tomorrow.

Annual Giving

Annual gifts are critical in meeting the immediate needs of the Stamps School. Every gift is important and makes an impact in the area that is most important to you. Contributions to the Stamps Opportunity Fund are used to seed new programs, fund special student projects, internship opportunities, and support minor renovations. You can also make an annual gift designated towards one of the following areas:

  • Stamps Student Emergency Fund

    Allows us to help art & design students who encounter unexpected emergencies during their degree program and those who are feeling the financial impacts of COVID-19. Whether it's to cover costs associated with housing, emergency travel, food expenses, technology access, medical and dental expenses, or other one-time unanticipated expenses, this fund helps our students in their greatest times of need.

  • Alumni and Friends Scholarship Fund

    Provides an opportunity for donors to have an immediate impact on student support. Entering students who have demonstrated exceptional academic performance in high school or exceptional creative potential as evidenced by their portfolios can apply for scholarships from the Alumni and Friends Scholarship Fund.

  • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Fund

    Provides funding to students enrolled in any Stamps program to support them in professional and personal development related to diversity, equity, and inclusion. It also provides funding to the School’s programmatic efforts and activities aimed at developing an environment that strengthens the School’s commitment to DEI and adopts tangible, sustainable practices that are guided by our organizational mission and values. Gifts to this fund also support a variety of pre-college initiatives designed to encourage K-12 students to explore art and design. Initiatives and activities include summer camps, project-based learning experiences, field trips, and more.

  • International Initiatives Fund

    The International Initiative Fund helps defray the cost of international travel for Stamps students. The Stamps School is the only School or College at the University that requires students to participate in an international experience. For students with financial need, scholarships are awarded to apply for their passports.

To make an annual gift, click here or contact Nan Pozios: 7346470650 or stampsgiving@​umich.​edu.

Additional Giving Opportunities

  • Endowments, Multiyear Pledges & Donor-Advised Funds

    Endowed funds are an opportunity to establish a legacy at the Stamps School and ensure financial stability for designated areas of support. These types of funds allow the School an ability to provide art and design education to our students and plan for the future. Endowments and gift can be spread over a multiyear time period to allow donors to make larger commitments and fulfill them at a comfortable pace.

    If you are interested in discussing a major gift or gift through a donor-advised fund, please contact Nan Pozios: 734-647-0650 or [email protected]

  • Planned Giving & Bequests

    The road for the next gen­er­a­tion of cul­ture-mak­ers is paved by the wis­dom and sup­port of those who came before them. Planned gifts of all sizes are a mean­ing­ful way to cre­ate a legacy, help­ing Stamps plan for its future while plan­ning your own. From creating student scholarships to endowing professorships or given with­out restric­tion to best meet the needs of the future, your generosity and legacy will continue to create impact in art and design at the University of Michigan.

    These gifts can also pro­vide advan­tages such as life­time income to the donor or oth­ers, pos­si­ble tax ben­e­fits, and the oppor­tu­nity for the entire cam­pus com­mu­nity to rec­og­nize you now for your incred­i­ble commitment.

    For more infor­ma­tion about a planned gift to the Stamps School, including: bequests, char­i­ta­ble gift annu­ities, char­i­ta­ble remain­der trusts, and retire­ment plan gifts, please contact Nan Pozios: 734-647-0650 or [email protected].

  • Corporate Giving & Sponsored Projects

    Everyday, the Stamps School's interdisciplinary focus benefits from being a part of one of the nation's leading research and higher-education institutions. Strategic giving opportunities provide corporate partners visibility on campus and access to fresh thinking and new possibilities that students are uniquely equipped to contribute.

    We recognize that an important part of a rich learning experience is participating in projects with organizations who seek the benefit of art and design thinking and problem-solving processes. Stamps' studio courses and research frequently include real world projects, enabling our students to tackle meaningful design challenges. Our partners find that classroom-based research often generates innovative, unexpected solutions and client-sponsors are invigorated and challenged in new ways through their interaction with our students. For more information, please contact Nan Pozios: 734-647-0650 or [email protected].

  • Matching Gifts

    Many employers match the donations to the University of Michigan made by their current and retired employees. The impact of your gift to the Stamps School may be doubled or possibly tripled! To find out if your company matches gifts contact your Human Resources Department or use this link to find out if your employer has a matching gift program and learn how to initiate your employer’s matching gift. Please contact [email protected] if you have any additional questions.

  • Recurring Gifts

    Recurring gifts are an easy, automatic way to support the Stamps School in a way that works for your budget and schedule. Convenient and customizable, recurring gifts help ensure predictability for you as a donor and a steady source of funding for Stamps.

    To initiate a recurring gift from your checking account (ACH) or credit card, please fill out an authorization 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

  • Memorial & Tribute Gifts

    Honoring a special person in your life or commemorating your graduation, anniversary, or another occasion with a gift to the Stamps School makes for a personal and lasting tribute. You can specify for whom or what you are making your gift online, or elect for us to send a letter to the honoree or family of the deceased notifying them of your thoughtful gift, but not revealing the amount of your contribution. Tribute gifts provide meaningful support while allowing you to honor someone who had a particular impact or who was special to your own Stamps experience by making a gift.

    If you want to learn more about memorial funds or would like to establish a new fund named for a particular person, please contact Nan Pozios: 734-647-0650 or [email protected].

How to Give

  • Give Online: Use our simple and secure online form to make a gift using your credit card at giv​ing​.umich​.edu/​g​i​v​e/art

  • Mail: Please make your check payable to the University of Michigan and mail to:
    Penny W. Stamps School of Art & Design at the University of Michigan
    Development Office
    2000 Bonisteel Blvd, Suite 2055
    Ann Arbor, MI 48109 – 2069

  • Domestic Cash/Wire Transfer

    Please send us a notification before you initiate your transfer to ensure your gift is properly allocated. You can also contact the Office of Gift Admin­is­tra­tion Gift Help Line at 1−888−518−7888.

    Beneficiary Bank: The Bank of New York Mellon (BNY Mellon)
    ABA/Fedwire Routing#: 021000018

    Beneficiary Account Information:
    Account Name: University of Michigan
    Account#: 9730478400
    Bank Address:
    135 Santilli Highway
    Everett, MA 02149

    Reference: Name of donor

  • Gifts of Securities

    Before a transfer of stock is made, we ask that you please notify us at [email protected] with the name of stock(s), number of shares, and gift designation(s) so we may monitor our account for the expected transfer and process your gift accurately.

    DTC Instructions:

    The Bank of New York Mellon (BNY Mellon)
    DTC# 0443
    Pershing, LLC

    Beneficiary Account Information:
    Account Name: University of Michigan
    Account#: N7M001483
    Reference: Name of donor