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Reasons to Give

Whether you donate money or time, giving back is beneficial—and not just for the recipients. Research has shown that the old adage “it’s better to give than to receive” is true after all.

Your monetary support provides personal satisfaction in addition to funding scholarships for students, rewarding our distinguished faculty, enriching many of our academic programs and enhancing the experience of all our students.

Further Catholic Education

Leadership support remains vital to our ability to provide our students with a quality, student-centered education in the Jesuit and Mercy traditions, thus helping shape future graduates who will go on to lead and serve in their professions and communities.

Honor Someone

You can support Detroit Mercy and celebrate a significant occasion, remember a loved one, or recognize someone special by designating your gift to a number of Detroit Mercy funds, programs or projects. Detroit Mercy's tribute giving program is a great opportunity to honor faculty members, classmates, parents or friends—anyone who has inspired, challenged, or touched your life.

You can double your gift without giving more!

Many employers sponsor matching gift programs and will match any charitable contributions made by their employees. 

Find out whether your company has a matching gift policy

Tax Benefits

A gift to Detroit Mercy may entitle you to a charitable contribution deduction against your income tax if you itemize deductions.

Gift Clubs

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    The President’s Cabinet

    More than 40 years ago The President’s Cabinet was founded to recognize annual supporters at various levels whose outstanding generosity and loyalty reflect a strong commitment to University of Detroit Mercy. 

    The support of these donors provides scholarships for students, rewards distinguished faculty, enriches many of our academic programs and enhances the experience of all our students.

    Leadership support from President’s Cabinet members remains vital to our ability to provide our students with a quality, student-centered education in the Jesuit and Mercy traditions thus helping to shape future graduates who will go on to lead and serve in their professions and communities.

    Annual membership in The President’s Cabinet is based on the cumulative total of all gifts of cash, pledge payments, gifts of securities and gifts-in-kind with an appraised value received during the University’s fiscal year (July 1- June 30).  Commitments of corporate matching gifts will also be counted toward individual membership.

    The President’s Cabinet Membership Levels

    • Vanguard Member $10,000+
    • Partner Member $5,000-$9,999
    • Sustaining Member $2,500-$4,999
    • 1877 Member $1,877-$2,499
    • Annual Member $1,000-$1,876

    The President’s Cabinet Membership Benefits

    • Recognition in all appropriate donor recognition publications
    • Invitations to selected events and University activities
    • Personalized acknowledgement of your gifts to the University
    • Special communications from the President
    Contact Ann Fisher at 313-993-1582 or fisheram@udmercy.edu
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    The Ignatian Circle

    The Ignatian Circle recognizes the loyalty and on-going support of those individuals who have made a significant investment with cumulative gifts of $25,000 or more to the University of Detroit Mercy.

    • 1877 Society ($1,000,000+)
    • Chairman’s Club ($500,000-$999,999)
    • Spiritus ($250,000 - $499,999)
    • McAuley Benefactor ($100,000-$249,999)
    • Patron ($50,000-$99,999)
    • Insignis ($25,000-$49,999)
    Call 313-993-1250.
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    The Heritage Society

    In recognition and appreciation of those who generously support the Jesuit and Mercy tradition of educational excellence at University of Detroit Mercy through their estate plans. Call 313-993-1250.

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    Dean's Circle - School of Dentistry

    Contact the Dean's Office at 313-494-6621.

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    CAL Club - Titan Athletics

    Contact Athletics at 313-993-1700.

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