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Gifts to the College support student programs, financial aid and faculty initiatives. Unrestricted gifts also provide critical support for technology, library acquisitions, and improvements to teaching and residence space.

"Giving Club" membership is based on a donor's total of all gifts made during the college’s fiscal year, July 1 to June 30. All matching gifts count toward giving club membership.

We honor our donors through the following gift recognition programs:

  • Supporters ($1 - $249)
  • Tower Club ($250 - $499)
  • Green & Gold Club ($500 - $999)
  • President’s Council (1,000 and above)
    • Madame Cadillac ($1,000 - $2,499)
    • Sister Mary Emil Society ($2,500 - $4,999)
    • Sister Honora Society ($5,000 - $9,999)
    • Dr. Derry Society ($10,000 – $49,999)
    • Theresa Maxis Society ($50,000 - $99,999)
    • Founder’s Society ($100,000 and above)

If you have questions about your year to date giving, please contact:

Office of Funds Development
Phone: 313.927.1436
Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

MESSAGE FROM VIRGINIA BURDICK SKINNER, CLASS OF 1967
The Marygrove College Class of 1967 will mark our 40th anniversary on September 15, 2007! Our education prepared us to be leaders and we have lived our lives in simple and profound leadership roles, making a difference in our communities, cities, and world. In honor of the occasion, our class has committed to make a significant gift to Marygrove. We want this gift to make a difference and it will.

Our class gift will support Marygrove's strategic plan to provide scholarships to young urban leaders, ensuring that the best and the brightest urban high school students benefit from a Marygrove education just as we did. This is not just a scholarship—it includes mentoring prior to attendance, support during, and scholarship aid over the college years. (Read more about this exciting initiative below.)

What would you give to ensure that America's cities have competent, compassionate and committed leaders? Anything you could, we bet. We set two goals for the campaign: raise $100,000 to endow this exciting initiative and secure 100% participation from the class, hence the campaign name - 100 for 100: Leaders Supporting Leaders.

>> Please support this ambitious initiative by clicking here.



THE URBAN LEADER SHOLARSHIP
(A tuition scholarship to be awarded as part of the Marygrove College Young Urban Leaders Fellowship Program)

In 2007, Marygrove plans to introduce a Young Urban Leaders Fellowship Program which will annually match eight (8) carefully selected local high school students with Marygrove faculty, alumni, and business and community leaders who will serve as leadership coaches and mentors. Each of the students chosen through a rigorous application and selection process will automatically earn a $500 scholarship to Marygrove, an incentive designed to attract local youth who are demonstrating high levels of emerging passion and skills for leadership. The coaches and mentors will be expected to facilitate learning experiences that will help students develop their leadership skills and assume significant roles in their schools and communities. The year-long program will culminate with a formal presentation/essay/speech contest, to be judged by a panel involving high-profile local leaders. The winner of the contest will be named the Young Urban Leader of the Year and will be awarded an additional $5,000 tuition scholarship to Marygrove College. The student will receive the $5,000 scholarship for four years, contingent on performance. This program will assist in identifying and recruiting high-achieving students to Marygrove College.

>> Please support this ambitious initiative by clicking here.

The Marygrove Annual Fund supports the College's core needs. From financial aid, to faculty salaries, new program development, and facilities maintenance, your generosity touches every aspect of Marygrove. Gifts of any size, especially those given annually, enhance the College's ability to provide excellent educational opportunities for its students. By giving to the Marygrove Annual Fund, you are showing your support for the College's major institutional priorities.

There are three ways to give money to Marygrove's Annual Fund.

  1. Via mail. Print out the gift form (.pdf), fill it out, and mail it in.
  2. Via phone. Call (313) 927-1436 and give your information to a representative.
  3. Via the Web. Please click here to use our online form.
Planned Giving

Planned giving is a philanthropic process that allows donors to integrate their personal, family, financial, estate planning, charitable and other goals to produce gift arrangements that benefit both the donor and the charity. All of these assets go to work to meet a current need and to provide dollars for people and programs five, ten, and even twenty or more years into the future. There are many giving vehicles available for making planned gifts. The most frequently used vehicles are described below.

Planned gifts are arranged on a case-by-case basis at the College. For more information, please contact the Office of Funds Development at (313) 927-1436 or at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Charitable Bequests
A bequest is the most simple and most popular type of planned gift. It is a transfer, by will, of property such as cash, stocks, or tangible personal property to a person or charitable organization upon the death of the donor. This gift category can help start and bolster current programs, endow principal and provide income to meet a host of important initiatives at the College including scholarships, faculty salaries, and educational programs.

Endowed Scholarship
Scholarships are a critical area of need for Marygrove College, and they remain one of the most gratifying giving opportunities for our donors. Currently, the suggested donation is $50,000 to fully endow a scholarship.

The Stewardship Society
Members of the Marygrove Stewardship Society have notified the College that they have named Marygrove as a beneficiary of a Planned Gift in their estate plans.

If you decided to include a gift to Marygrove College in your will, we invite and encourage you to notify the College about your decision ahead of time, for several reasons. First, so you can complete a gift agreement and ensure that there will be no question as to how your gift will be used. Second, so that Marygrove can make note of the gift as they plan for the future. And finally, so that we may recognize your generosity and show our appreciation, if you so desire, by including you as a member of the Marygrove Stewardship Society.

 Stewardship_Society.pdf

We have the pleasure of working with alumni, friends, corporations, foundations and community organizations to secure private funding to support and advance Marygrove College’s mission. Your gifts to Marygrove provide for its most immediate needs and help us build for the future for our students.

We are grateful for your support and so are our students!

Online

You can make your contribution to Marygrove quickly and conveniently by visiting our secure donation page (please click here). By donating online, you will know that your gift has been received and put to work immediately. You will receive an email confirmation of your contribution, and can choose to receive a hard copy receipt as well.

Mail

Your can make your gift via mail. Checks should be made payable to "Marygrove College" and mailed to:

Marygrove College
Office of Funds Development
8425 West McNichols Rd.
Detroit, MI 48221-2599

Credit Card

To charge your gift, you will need to have the name of the credit card, the account number and the expiration date available. You can donate online here or call our office at (313) 927-1269. Email messages can be sent to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Matching gifts

Many employers recognize the importance of philanthropy by agreeing to match donations made by active and retired employees. Please contact your employer to inquire if they will match your donation to Marygrove College. Most companies require that the donor complete a request and mail it to the college. If you would like to know if your company or organization matches donations, please contact your human resources department or Marygrove College Development office at (313) 927-1269. Email messages can be sent to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Planned Gifts - Estates Gifts & Bequests

Planned gifts can be made now or deferred to a later time. Some types of planned gifts enable you to support Marygrove and receive tax benefits up front, while allowing you to sustain your current lifestyle by making use of bequests through a will, retirement plan assets, and charitable trusts. For more information contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., or visit the Gift Planning Website.

Alumni Relations Contact Information

For more information, contact Colleen Cadieux, Director of Alumni Relations/Alumni Annual Giving at 313-927-1443 or ccadieux9185@marygrove.edu.

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