Alumni, Donors, and Friends

How Your Gift Makes a Difference

The University of Michigan-Dearborn serves the community through a distinctive approach to higher education that merges the highest of academic standards with a strong and steadfast commitment to advancing prosperity and quality of life in southeastern Michigan.

The ability to serve students, faculty and the community through scholarships, curriculum innovations and the latest technology is strengthened through gifts to the annual fund. Gifts from alumni and friends help close the gap between state support and tuition and the actual costs of higher education.

And your gift is more than a contribution to the University—it's a gift to your hometown. Nearly 80% of our graduates stay in southeastern Michigan, bringing new knowledge and ideas to our businesses, schools and communities. Your gift may be designated to the Fund for UM-Dearborn or the school or college of your choice.

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FY 2007-08

Total Raised:  $4,524,534