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  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.

- 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.

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

Denise Hickey ('95), Assistant Dean of Alumni Relations
(313) 596-0202 |  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.