Endowed Gifts

Your Gift Can Last Forever

An endowment gift to Michigan State University today provides a brighter picture for our future. When you make a donation to an endowment, you give a gift with both immediate and long-term benefits.

Endowment donations are invested. A portion of the annual income from the investment is used to address immediate needs at MSU. The remaining funds are reinvested to ensure indefinite support.

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An Example of How It Works

JessupMary (’60, Human Ecology) and David Jessup (’55, Agriculture and Natural Resources) decided to give back to MSU in thanks to the place where they met and all their adventures began. The David and Mary Jessup Forestry Summer Camp Endowment Fund supports an experience Dave loved as a student, and the David and Mary Jessup Dietetic Internship Scholarship defrays costs of the one-year requirement for registered dieticians.

They established three charitable remainder trusts that provide them and others income now and will benefit generations of students to come.

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Next Steps

  1. Contact MSU Office of Gift Planning at 800-232-4678 | 517-884-1000 or giftplan@msu.edu to discuss endowed gifts.
  2. Seek the advice of your financial or legal advisor.
  3. If you include MSU in your plans, please use our legal name and federal tax ID.

Legal name: Michigan State University
Address: 535 Chestnut Road, Room 300, East Lansing, MI 48824
Federal tax ID number: 38-6005984