Year-End Giving Information

The following schedule will assist you in planning your year-end giving to Ferris:

Gifts by mail

The address for mailing your gift to Ferris is:

University Advancement
Ferris State University
Prakken 101
420 Oak Street
Big Rapids, MI 49307

  • Please date your check on or before December 31, 2014
  • Please mail your check on or before December 31, 2014.  Checks that are postmarked by December 31, 2014, will be counted as gifts received in 2014.


Walk-Ins and other delivery methods

  • You may hand-deliver your gift to University Advancement up to December 23, 2014, at 5 p.m. Note that the Big Rapids campus is closed from December 24, 2014, through January 1, 2015. We will reopen on January 2, 2015.
  • You may utilize any other shipping method as long as the check is received by our office prior to 5 p.m. on December 23, 2014. Gifts not mailed by the USPS are counted on the day that they are received in our office.


Gifts by credit card

  • Gifts made using our online secure credit card site before midnight on December 31, 2014 will be counted in 2014. Please follow this link: Make a gift by credit card
  • Make your credit card gift by phone by calling 231.591.3815 or toll-free 888.378.3647 between the hours of 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday through Friday up to December 23, 2014. Note that our office is closed at 5 p.m. on December 23 and will not reopen until January 2, 2015.


Gifts of Stock or securities

Please follow this link for instructions on stock or securities.


Contact Information

Between December 24 and January 1, you may contact Jennifer Yontz, Director of Annual Giving at  231-349-8342.