Make a Gift to the Ferris Foundation

Private support is critical to maintaining the level of high-quality education programs at Ferris State University. Your gift can be designated for academic, cultural or athletic programs or other areas of your choice. Unrestricted gifts are especially helpful. These gifts are used in the areas of greatest need, and give Ferris the flexibility it needs to take advantage of opportunities it may not be able to otherwise.

Gifts to the Ferris State can be made in the following ways: 


  • Cash gifts may be deductible up to 50 percent of your adjusted gross income.  Consult your tax adviser for specifics.

    Make a Gift Online
    Alumni & Friends Pledge Form
    Faculty & Staff Pledge Form

  • Leave a legacy with a planned gift
  • Gifts of appreciated property (securities and real estate) held for more than a year are deductible up to 30 percent of your adjusted gross income with no capital gains tax on the appreciation. The deduction is based on the fair market value of the property given.
  • Gifts of appreciated property held for less than a year are deductible only up to your cost basis in the property with limit of 50 percent of your adjusted gross income. 
  • Gifts-in-kind (equipment, materials, supplies, books) are deductible at the full fair market value if they are related to the educational programs and activities of the University and have been held for more than one year by the donor. Unrelated gifts-in-kind may also be made, but the deduction is effectively your cost basis in the property.  (Instructions for Faculty Staff)