Annual Giving

Opportunity Fund -Your Gift Makes an Impact...

Opportunity for all is one of the greatest assets that Ferris State University provides. Preparing our students with specialized, innovative, career- and life-enhancing education is key, and we would not be able to do this without your help.

The Opportunity Fund, exclusive to annual giving, provides emergency funding for students who are experiencing a family or financial crisis, have exhausted all other means of aid, and fear not being able to complete a semester or graduate due to their crisis. Funds may be used to assist in buying books, program supplies, tools, testing fees, internships, etc. 


Choose Your Level of Impact  

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Many people think that they have to be able to give thousands of dollars to make an important difference.  That is not true.  At Ferris, our people – our alumni, students, faculty and staff are the difference – and together, their gifts of any size help each generation of students find a better future.

Choose your level of impact:

Loyalty Circle

      Special recognition for those donors who
      maintain their support on a yearly basis—no
      matter the amount.

Annual Giving Levels

  • Bulldog Level – gifts of $1 - $49
  • Friendship Level – gifts of $50 - $99
  • Partnership Level – gifts of $100 - $249
  • Scholar Level – gifts of $250 - $499

Societies of Distinction

Crimson and Gold - $100 - $500 annually for
                             those who graduated in the
                             last five years and $500 for
                             all others.

Annual Leadership - $1,000 or more annually.

More information on Societies of Distinction.

 For more information about our Annual Giving program, contact

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