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Investing In Our Students

Kettering University prepares students for lives of extraordinary leadership and service by linking transformative experiential learning opportunities to rigorous academic programs in engineering, science, mathematics, and business. We believe in investing in our students and their future. The generosity of Kettering University alumni and friends enhances our students experiences and advances the University as a leader in STEM education.

Annual Giving

Your annual gift of any size supports Kettering students and enhances their academic experience. From scholarships to study spaces, classrooms and labs, you can designate your donation to support students in any area of the University you feel passionate about. 

The Kettering Difference

Ways to Give

Matching Gifts

Many employers sponsor matching gift programs and will match any charitable contributions or volunteer hours made by their employees. To find out if your company has a matching gift policy, please enter your employer's name below.


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Memorial Gifts

If your loved one was impacted by Kettering University/GMI, establishing or participating in a memorial gift can help you honor that relationship by helping Kettering students achieve. Customize a tribute by providing a gift to Kettering University in your loved ones memory.



Avoid capital gains by donating appreciated stock and securities to Kettering University

Do you have appreciated stock for at least one year and a day?  Do you want to make a difference for Kettering University students? If you have answered “Yes” to both questions, then you may want to consider giving appreciated stock and securities to the University.

By donating appreciated stock, no capital gains tax will be due on the appreciation and the full value of the stock is immediately designated to a Kettering University capital improvement project, scholarship, program or academic area that is important to you. When you itemize, you can deduct the full value of the stock even though you did not pay capital gains tax on the appreciation. So, if you have the opportunity to choose between making a gift of cash and a gift of appreciated stock, a gift of stock may be a better choice since you will avoid the capital gains tax that would be due if you sold the stock.

Your gift can help build the state-of-the art Learning Commons, create a student scholarship to help offset tuition, strengthen our pre-college programs, and more. Kettering University’s Office of Gift Planning is available to assist you with arranging the transfer to the University that will help smart young people meet their objective for a brighter future – a Kettering degree

IMPORTANT: The University is working with a new financial services firm. For the new account information, please contact us toll free at (800) 955-4464 or so that we can ensure your stock donation is transferred smoothly to the University.

What the 2021 CARES Act means for your giving in 2021

Here are a few take-aways from the 2021 CARES (Coronavirus, Aid, Relief and Economic Security) Act:

  1. Universal Charitable Deduction has expanded! The new deduction is $300 for single filers and $600 for married couples filing jointly. This deduction is available to taxpayers who take the standard deduction by making cash gifts.  Gifts from Donor Advised Funds (DAFs) or to supporting organizations are NOT eligible.
  2. For those 72 and older, you are required to take a Required Minimum Distribution (RMD) from your IRA if you want to lower your Adjusted Gross Income (AGI). You may want to consider making a gift (a CRD – Charitable Remainder Distribution) from your IRA. (You can start making CRDs when you are 70 ½. We encourage you to contact your financial adviser.)
  3. An extension of the cap on deductions for cash contributions. A percentage of a taxpayer’s adjusted gross income (AGI) usually limits the amount that the taxpayer can contribute to public charities.  The 2021 CARES Act lifts the cap on annual contributions for those who itemize, from 60% to 100%.  Excess contributions available can be carried over to the next five years.
Charitable giving


We’re here to help!  Contact Kettering University’s Office of Gift Planning at or (800) 955-4464, ext. 9746.


Gift Planning

We are prepared to help you plan your gift using charitable giving strategies that will fulfill your philanthropic goals to impact future generations of Kettering students. 


Corporate & Foundation Giving

Kettering's partnerships with corporations and foundations help fund new and improved learning spaces, scholarships, research, precollege programs, student competitions, community engagement, and much more.