Ferris Forward

Annual Giving for a Greater University

Annual gifts strengthen every single area of Ferris State University and enhance the experience for every student. Annual Giving has been a vital source of institutional momentum for Ferris, and the primary way for all alumni, parents, and friends to help sustain the special features that set Ferris apart.

You can direct your sustaining annual gift—of any size—to a Ferris department, program, or college you choose to support. These gifts provide crucial unrestricted funds: a pool of resources that can be quickly and easily used by Ferris’ colleges and other units to address opportunities and challenges that fall outside of normal budgeting parameters.

The Ferris Forward program raises support each year for the University's colleges and academic programs. You may contribute to any of these funds by:


The success of Annual Giving reflects the spirit of shared experience and mutual encouragement, as each generation of Bulldogs preserves the legacy of opportunity it received, strengthens it, and passes it on.


Jennifer Yontz, Director of Annual Giving
(231) 591-3817