Gift Giving

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Great things are happening at the University of Detroit Mercy School of Law, thanks in large part to the generosity of the alumni and friends who contribute to the School of Law annually.  We encourage you to support our students and our mission by giving online. Thank you!


Campaign Giving Opportunities

Learn more about our campaign goals in support of three projects: the Courtyard renovations, endowed scholarships, and additional funding for the law clinic. 

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Giving FAQs

What are the different methods I can use to make a gift to the School of Law? There are many ways to give and ensure the future strength of Detroit Mercy Law including cash, credit cards, securities, and planned gifts. 

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Types of Gifts

There are many ways to give and ensure the future strength of Detroit Mercy Law. Frequently used methods of giving include:

  • Cash
  • Credit Cards
  • Securities
  • Planned Gifts

Cash - Cash gifts are easy to make and receive. Donors who itemize are entitled to a charitable gift income tax deduction.  Checks should be made payable to:

Detroit Mercy Law
Office of Alumni Relations and Development
651 E. Jefferson Avenue
Detroit, MI 48226

Credit Cards - Credit card gifts are a quick and easy way to make your contribution (and you may increase your affinity card points). The University is pleased to accept gifts through Visa, MasterCard, American Express and Discover. To make a credit card contribution, you may mail your information, call one of the telephone numbers listed below, or donate online through our secure web site.

Securities - Gifts of securities can be an advantageous way to give. When appreciated securities are given to the University outright, the donor's itemized charitable deduction is the fair market value of the appreciated securities, not the original cost basis. Such gifts eliminate capital gains tax liability and provide income tax savings. To make a contribution by electronically transferring your securities or using stock certificates, please call one of the telephone numbers listed below for instructions. Gifts of securities.

Pledge CommitmentPledging allows you to make intentional decisions about your financial giving. When you plan ahead for your giving, you make conscious choices about spending your money in ways that reflect your faith and values. Pledge Commitment Form. 

Planned Gifts - Additional methods of giving allow donors to make substantial contributions while providing even greater tax benefits, and in some cases, providing a stream of income for the donor and/or designated beneficiary. Such gifts qualify the donor for the University's Heritage Society. Some of these methods include: Gifts by Will (Bequests); Charitable Trusts; Gift Annuities; Real Estate; Tangible Personal Property; and Retirement Plans. More Information. Contact Julie Hein, Director of Development, School of Law at 313-596-0274 or

April Ellison, Director of Alumni Relations
(313) 596-0202 |