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Giving to the School of Nursing

The University of Michigan School of Nursing has a unique opportunity to make important contributions to the nursing profession and to health care. To remain a leader in education, patient care, and research, it is essential to provide strong financial support to our students and faculty. Funding for endowed chairs, faculty positions and research helps us attract and retain premier faculty. Student scholarships and grants can provide financial assistance to the best and brightest students. 
Donations to the School of Nursing can be given by electing to give annually, making a one-time gift, honoring someone specific, or making UMSN a beneficiary in your estate. For more information about the ways to give to the School of Nursing, please contact the Office of Development and External Relations, (734) 763-9710 or  Gifts  are tax deductible, per the current and applicable tax laws. Donors receive recognition from both the School of Nursing and the University of Michigan.

Building for the Future: Special Opportunity for Donors

With a ceremonial groundbreaking on April 5, 2013, UMSN began a major new project to meet its instructional space needs in an environment that will foster collaboration and community. Key features of the new building include active learning classrooms, a technologically rich clinical learning center with simulation and skills labs and simulated patient suites. The more than 75,000-square-foot structure, just north of the current UMSN North Ingalls Building, accommodates offices for student services and a small number of faculty offices (with the balance of offices/administration remaining in the existing 400 North Ingalls building). The building opened for fall term 2015 use.
The $50 million in funds approved for this project by the University of Michigan created a space—but it won’t  be a school without generous support from donors. Equipping learning spaces to their full potential will create software needs and ancillary academic-related expenses. Various programs that will find a home in the new building need to be funded through support not identified in the "brick & mortar" appropriation secured for the construction project itself. With projected continued growth in academic and research programs and increases in student enrollment, UMSN anticipates adding numerous new faculty positions over the next decade. The list of what’s essential to supporting this growth and empowering our approach to contemporary and collaborative health education will be extensive and filled with exciting opportunities for donor participation.
If you would like to make an impact toward creating a healthier world, we want to talk with you about the future of nursing at the University of Michigan. You may give online (click on image below; architect's rendering of the front entrance to the new building ) or contact Colleen Zimmerman, Director of Development, U-M School of Nursing ( or (734) 764-1545), to learn more about special opportunities for donors.
Give Online to Support Our Building for the Future Campaign


Other Donor Opportunities

Annual Fund – “Funds for the School of Nursing” 

Alumni Society Scholarships

Gifts in Honor or Memory

Ways to Give

Securing the Future


Banner photo on top of page courtesy of photographer Kazuya Sasahara.