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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 Form

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.

You may also give money to Marygrove's Annual Fund over the phone or by mail. Please see the details below.

  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.
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.

(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.