The Office of Services for Students with Disabilities (SSD) supports the University’s commitment to equity and diversity by providing resources and academic accommodations to students with disabilities, as well as by promoting awareness of disability issues.
Why give to Services for Students with Disabilities (SSD)?
Your contributions to SSD will allow us to continue to provide superior, cutting edge services, and resources for our students. Funding support will extend and expand SSD's ability to provide invaluable assistance to both the University community and to its students with disabilities in particular.
Why does SSD need my support EVERY year?
While endowment funds are earmarked both in how they can be used and when, Annual Gifts are funds that SSD can use immediately and where needed most. Each academic year, the University faces unexpected challenges. Annual Gifts from donors like you are vital to ensure our ability to overcome obstables and maintain the Michigan difference.
Areas of need that your donation could support:
A gift of any size to this GIft Fund, or any of the following five areas, will lend further support to the mission of the Services for Students with Disabilities office.
Tutoring With increased resources, SSD could provide additional tutoring that is specifically geared for students with disabilities.
Scholarship Scholarships could make the difference for UM students with disabilities who have demonstrated both financial need and exceptional academic achievement.
Technology Technological resources for students with disabilities would provide needed support to ensure both access and increased likelihood of academic success.
Social Networking Social networking initiatives could provide opportunities for personal training, extracurricular and social activities, new learning experiences and community outreach projects.
Support This resource could provide a safety net to ensure that students with disabilities are able to obtain needed assessments , interventions and equipment.
We thank you for your support!
How does U-M solicit for gifts?
Alumni and friends are contacted via mail, email, and Telefund, U-M’s student telephone fundraising program. Michigan is a big place, so you may be contacted by the general Annual Giving office or by someone at a school, college, or unit on campus. As a whole, we strive to make giving to the University and allocating your gift to the area you wish as simple as possible. So when you are contacted remember you can support student life no matter who reaches out to you.
There are many ways you can give to SSD:
Annual Giving- A fund that is put to use where most needed within a fiscal year.
Outright Gifts- Gifts of cash, securities or “gifts in kind” make an immediate impact. Gifts in kind include artwork, books and equipment that may be useful to SSD.
Planned Giving- A giving strategy that allows you to make a meaningful charitable contribution while possibly enhancing you and your family’s future financial well-being.
Bequests-One of the simplest ways to give, you can leave a gift from your estate within your will.
How to Make Your Gift
We have provided information on how you can make your gift below. In addition, please feel free to call us anytime if you need assistance.
We’re here for you!
We’re passionate about connecting donors with Michigan. We welcome questions about Annual Giving and hearing from you about your reason for participating. If there’s something specific you’d like to support and you don’t see it on our communications, please contact us. We’ll help you get your donation to the right place.
To speak to us about giving opportunities please contact:
Division of Student Affairs
Student Affairs Office of Development
Student Affairs Office of Development
Student Affairs – Office of Development
9027 Wolverine Tower
3003 S. State Street
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1288
Phone: (734) 647-7309
Fax: (734) 647-6100