Ways To Give

The generosity of Kettering University alumni and friends

enhances student experiences and advances the

University as a leader in STEM education.




To make your gift by mail please send to:

Kettering University
Starr Cornell, University Advancement
1700 University Ave.
Flint, MI 48504-6214

Annual Giving

Your annual gift to the university impacts a current student’s experience. And US News and World Report sees it as a vote of confidence in Kettering today they include alumni participation in giving in their ranking equation. You can help increase the value of your Kettering/GMI degree by making your annual gift.

Support student scholarships or another program or discipline at the University that is important to you. Afterwards, take advantage of your employer’s matching gift program; you can arrange for an additional gift that can double or even triple the impact of your contribution.

A vs B Section

Show Your Pride A Section vs. B Section challenge
This year in honor of our Centennial, we're hosting a friendly competition: A section vs. B section. When you make a gift in 2019, we'll celebrate your participation by adding your name to the wall in the Great Court (in the appropriate section of course). The section with the largest number of donors receives bragging rights at Founder's Week (October 14 - 19) and beyond. We want to count you in!

Your continued support of Kettering University is greatly appreciated.Please add your annual support. You can participate online at build.kettering.edu/100yearsAlso, throughout 2019, if you make a gift of $35 or more you will receive a pair of limited edition centennial socks!

Be a Hero. Support the Kettering Gift Fund.

Make your annual gift to support The Kettering Gift Fund

Your annual support to the Kettering Gift Fund makes a difference in the creation of enhanced labs and learning facilities, as well as in achieving our mission of building future leaders in the fields of science, technology, engineering, math and business. These unrestricted current use funds allow for investments in academics and research, student life, as well as the modernization of facilities.


Support the Keep Me Kettering Scholarship

Make your annual gift to support the Keep Me Kettering Scholarship Fund

Kettering students need your help. 

Did you know that 99% of Kettering students receive some form of financial aid through scholarships, loans, and/or work study? Many struggle to complete their degrees due to financial constraints. The Keep Me Kettering Scholarship Fund provides immediate support to incoming freshman and returning sophomores, juniors, and seniors. These scholarships give students much-needed financial assistance and help make their dreams of a Kettering education possible. 


Memorial Gifts to Kettering University

If you have a loved one who has been impacted by Kettering University/GMI, establishing or participating in a memorial gift can be a meaningful way to honor that relationship while helping Kettering build a legacy that you can take pride in. If you’d like to make a gift to Kettering in someone’s memory, you can do so by visiting kettering.edu/give and customizing your tribute, or by calling (810) 762-9759 for more information. Your memorial gift will make an important difference in the lives of Kettering students.

Matching Gifts

Double or triple the impact of your annual gift by taking advantage of your employer’s matching gift program.

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!


There is no better way to see what Kettering is all about than to see it for yourself – and bring your family too.

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.

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.