How to Make a Gift

How to Make a Gift

By credit card:

Make a gift on-line through Michigan Online Giving by clicking on the Give Online button located on the Support CSEAS page, or call the Office of Gift Administration Help Line toll free, 1-888-518-7888, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday through Friday, Eastern time, or email umgift@umich.edu. When using Michigan Online Giving, four quick steps are all that is needed to successfully complete the transaction:


Step 1:  enter the amount you'd like to give
Step 2:  choose the CSEAS fund of your choice by selecting "Choose the areas you'd like to support" 
Step 3:  provide your name and payment information

By check:

Please make the check payable to "The University of Michigan." Mail your check and the response card (included in this letter) in the return envelope we've supplied. If you don't have a response card, please enclose your printed name, address, and daytime phone number, and let us know which project you'd like to support. If you don't have a response envelope, please mail your check to:

Center for Southeast Asian Studies
University of Michigan
1080 S. University, Suite 3603 SSWB
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1106

By cash/wire transfer:

For information on how to make a cash transfer by wire, call the toll-free Office of Gift Administration Help Line, 1-888-518-7888, 8 a.m.-5 p.m Monday through Friday, Eastern time, or email umgift@umich.edu. Specify the project or account information in which you'd like your donation to be used.

Through Michigan Gift Link:

Make a monthly gift from your checking account through this electronic funds transfer option. To initiate Michigan Gift Link, please contact the Office of Gift Administration Help Line at 1-888-518-7888 (toll-free), 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday through Friday, Eastern time, or email umgift@umich.edu.

Questions? Call toll free 1-888-518-7888.

Tax Benefits

Your gift may provide you with federal and state income tax benefits:

  • If you itemize deductions on your federal income tax return, you may be able to deduct your contribution to U-M from your adjusted gross income. In addition, gifts of appreciated property avoid long term capital gains tax. Check with your tax advisor for deduction and capital gains tax requirements and limitations for your situation.
  • Your state may also allow a credit or deduction. For example, Michigan residents may take a credit against state tax of 50 cents for each dollar of their gift to U-M, with a maximum tax credit of $100 for taxpayers filing singly or $200 on a joint return.