Ways To Give

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

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
The iconic front entrance to Kettering University's Academic Building welcomes students and visitors.

Building a better future for Kettering University!

From making a gift to Kettering University in your will/trust; giving highly appreciated stock/securities, IRAs, DAFs, Charitable Gift Annuities; creating Charitable Remainder Trusts; transferring a Life Insurance policy, and more, Kettering offers alumni and friends a variety of ways to help transform the campus (academically and physically), provide unrestricted support for the University to embark upon new initiatives, or create a scholarship to recruit and retain a bright young mind.

To ensure that we understand your wishes so that they can be carried out by Kettering, please contact us at 800-955-4464, ext. 9746 so that we can fully explore possible projects and programs when we receive your gift. 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

Many alumni and friends like giving appreciated stocks/securities to avoid long term capital gains tax while receiving a charitable deduction.  Be sure to contact Kettering University Advancement at 800-955-4464, ext. 9746 or cboeff@kettering.edu to review the process to transfer the stock electronically. Please note that the transfer of the stock into the University’s account can take up to five business days.


For those 70½ or older, consider transferring up to $100,000 annually from an IRA (traditional and Roth) to Kettering.  Your IRA Charitable Remainder Distribution may reduce your taxable income. (You cannot establish a CGA or CRT with your IRA transfer.)  To help make the process seamless, please let us know after you notify your IRA custodian to make a direct transfer of the distribution amount which will be considered a Charitable Remainder Distribution and will count toward the required minimum distribution.

Donor Advised Funds (DAFs)

Direct a gift from your Donor Advised Fund (DAF) to Kettering. For those wishing to create a legacy, please consider naming Kettering as one or the beneficiary when the DAF is dissolved upon your and/or your surviving spouse’s death. To start the process, please notify the DAF custodian to complete the necessary paperwork and share it with Kettering.

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

By making an 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.  The payment amount depends upon the annuitant(s) age(s) and if the payments begin immediately or are deferred until a future date (Deferred Charitable Gift Annuity) which can result in higher annuity payments.

Charitable Remainder Unitrust (CRT)

With a Charitable Remainder Unitrust, you transfer assets (cash, securities or real estate) to a trustee (Kettering University or a financial institution) and the trustee invests its assets.  Each year, you or other beneficiaries receive a percent of the trust until death.  The percentage is either “fixed” (Charitable Remainder Unitrust) or variable (Charitable Remainder Annuity Trust) and is made through quarterly payments.

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.

Charitable Lead Trust

After you give cash, stock, real estate or other appreciated assets to a Charitable Lead Trust (CLT) managed by Kettering University or a financial institution, a percentage of the trust is gifted annually to Kettering University for a period of time – usually no more than 20 years. When the CLT concludes, the trust assets go to your family.

Life Insurance

If you no longer need it, consider giving a permanent life insurance policy (one with a cash value) to make a difference for Kettering and provide you with a tax deduction. Kettering accepts policies with a minimum value of $10,000.

From providing language for a gift in your will/trust to preparing easy-to-understand, obligation-free gift illustrations that describe how your gift can pay you an income and provide a tax deduction, we look forward to helping you help Kettering students. For more information, please contact us at 800-955-4461, ext. 9746.

Contact Info

Annual Giving

Starr Cornell
Associate Vice President of University Advancement
(800)955-4464 ext. 9759

Estate Planning

Cara Boeff
Senior Director of Philanthropy – Major and Planned Gifts
(800) 955-4464 ext. 9746

Kettering University's Tax ID number is 38-2410852.

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.

Kettering University's Tax ID number is 38-2410852.

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