Ways To Give

If you would know which area of the School you would like to support, or would like to learn more about our giving opportunities, please visit SMTD’s giving page on Leaders & Best.

We recommend that all credit card gifts be submitted via the Leaders & Best portal or called into our office. Alternatively, you may send a check directly to our office noting your area of support and/or a specific fund:

Office of Advancement
2005 Baits Drive
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-2075

Annual giving to the School’s flagship fund, the School of Music, Theatre & Dance Fund, supports all areas of SMTD. This fund provides critical discretionary support to benefit our students, faculty and programming needs. Gifts impact every area of the school, opening the doors to affordable performing arts education through scholarship support and enrichment funding.

There are a variety of ways to support SMTD through deferred or planned giving, including bequests, life income gifts, charitable lead trusts, and through your minimum distribution of your IRA. For more information, please visit the University’s planned giving website.

You can double the impact of your gift through your employer’s matching gift program. Please contact our office or follow the link to begin your matching gift process.

Transfers of stock and marketable securities are a great way to offset capital gains taxes while also receiving a tax credit for your gift. If you are interested in making a gift of securities, please contact our office before making your gift. More information can be found at the University’s giving page.

In-kind giving includes all gifts of tangible items, such as instruments, music, clothing, CDs, and memorabilia. These gifts are accepted on a case-by-case basis. To inquire about making a gift-in-kind, please contact our office directly at 734-647-2035.

The School has over 300 endowed funds amounting to over $160M that provide sustainable support in perpetuity for our 1,100 students, 189 faculty, and numerous programs and initiatives. To create an endowment fund, please contact our office directly at 734-647-2035.

The University of Michigan has 501(c)(3) non-profit tax exempt status. Our federal tax ID number is 38-6006309.

Don’t see what you want to support on here? Please contact us at (734) 647-2035.

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