Ways To Give

The generosity of Kettering University alumni and friends enhances student experiences and advances the University as a leader in STEM education.


Annual Giving

Support student scholarships or another area of the University that is important to you. By taking advantage of a company's matching gift program, you can arrange for an additional gift that can double or triple the impact of your contribution.

Make a gift. Make a difference.

Support the Keep Me Kettering Scholarship

Keep Me Kettering

The Keep Me Kettering Scholarship Fund provides scholarships to students in time of need. Gifts of all amounts are put to immediate use and cumulatively make an important difference for families of incoming students as well as sophomores, juniors, and seniors who struggle to complete their degrees because of financial constraints.

Join Me

Thanks to alumni and friends like you and me, since its inception in 2015, the program continues to grow in its reach:

  • 121 students received scholarships totaling $222,746 in 2015
  • 135 students received scholarships totaling $290,500 in 2016
  • 152 students received scholarships totaling $352,465 for this academic year

Please take a moment now and join me in contributing to the Keep Me Kettering Scholarship Fund.

- Carol VanDeVoort Goodman ‘79

Carol VanDeVoort Goodman graduated from GMI in 1979 with a degree in Industrial Engineering. Today she serves the Baltimore community as a volunteer, helping women and children achieve their potential. Goodman received the Kettering Civic Achievement Award in 2014.

Be a Hero. Support the Kettering Gift Fund.

Kettering Gift Fund

Gifts to the Kettering Gift Fund provide students and faculty resources to stay ahead of the curve; fueling applied research and strengthening the classroom and campus experience.

  • Academics and Research -Labs, faculty start-up costs, technology, digital study spaces
  • Student Life - Student development and support, recreation, residential life
  • Facilities - Modernization for facilities, public safety, campus beautification

Matching Gifts

A corporate matching gift is an easy way to increase the impact of a personal contribution to Kettering University. By taking advantage of a company's matching gift program, you can arrange for an additional gift that can double or triple the impact of your contribution.

Matching Gift Procedure

  • Find your employer with our search engine.
  • Obtain a matching gift form (or web address) from your HR department.
  • Complete matching gift form and mail to Kettering with your donation.

Your company will send the matching gift after Kettering verifies your request.

Matching Gift Search

Not sure if your company participates in matching gift contributions. Check through our online database.


Gift Planning

Kettering offers alumni and friends a variety of gift options to transform the University for future generations.

Building a better future for Kettering University!


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Planning Your Giving

Will or Trust

Want to create a legacy by making a gift to Kettering University in your will or trust? Below is language to share with your attorney. Kettering University’s Tax ID number is 38-2410852.

I give and devise to Kettering University, Flint, Michigan that sum of $ to be held (or state percentage of identified assets available for distribution), administered and used by the Board of Trustees for support of Kettering University in the area of greatest opportunity (or designated to a
scholarship/department or research area) at Kettering University. 

I instruct that all of my charitable gifts shall be made, to the extent possible, from property that constitutes “income in respect of a decedent” as that term is defined in the Internal Revenue Code.

Appreciated Stocks/Securities

Interested in saving capital gains by making a gift of appreciated stocks or bonds to Kettering University? Contact Kettering University Advancement at 800-955- 4464, ext. 9746 or cboeff@kettering.edu to review the process to transfer the stock electronically.


For those 70½ or older, consider transferring up to $100,000 annually as a Charitable Remainder Distribution from an IRA (traditional and Roth) to Kettering.  

Donor Advised Funds (DAFs)

Recommend a gift to Kettering from your Donor Advised Fund. Create a legacy by naming Kettering as a beneficiary when the DAF is dissolved.

Life Insurance

Give a permanent life insurance policy with a cash value of $10,000 or more.

Now that I have the time and the means, I am more than happy to “re-pay” the education that I essentially received for free.  I have used appreciated stock to create a scholarship fund for clean energy research that fits with my interests in the environment and climate change. 

It has been a joy to reconnect with the Kettering students, who continue to be very bright and hard working.  I look forward to a long relationship with Kettering, and encourage others to do whatever they can to support the school.” 

- Mark Adamczyk,’85 EE

Have you heard there are gifts that can pay you income for life?

Charitable Gift Annuity (CGA)/Deferred Charitable Gift Annuity (DCGA)

In return for your irrevocable gift (cash, securities or other assets) to Kettering University, the University pays you and/or another annuitant a fixed sum each year for life when you establish a Charitable Gift Annuity.  

Charitable Remainder Unitrust (CRT)

After transferring assets (cash, securities, real estate) to a trustee (Kettering University or a financial institution), the trustee invests its assets with you or other beneficiaries receiving a percentage of the trust.

A graphic illustrating how a Charitable Remainder Unitrust (CRT) works.

1. You transfer cash, securities, or other property to a trust.

2. You receive an income tax deduction and pay no capital gains tax on transfer or trust. During its term, the trust pays a percentage of its value each year to you or to anyone you name.

3. When the trust ends due to your and/or other beneficiaries’ death(s), its remaining principal passes to Kettering.