Together, We Can Make a Difference

Dee Fenner
Dee Fenner, M.D., Chair, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology

Thank you for considering a gift to the Michigan Medicine Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology. Philanthropy has always played a critical role in our ability to improve the health and well-being of women and families everywhere. 

Gifts to the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology support innovative and cutting-edge initiatives across women’s health research, learning, advocacy, and care. Your generosity allows us to advance our vision and drive progress in these crucial areas — and it shows the women and families we serve that there is a strong and dedicated community standing with them.

Together, we can improve lives. We are committed to providing better options, answers, and outcomes in reproductive health, cancer therapies, routine care, pre- and post-natal medicine, and other diseases and conditions unique to women. We also continue to advocate for women’s health rights and push for greater access to maternal care worldwide. 

Your involvement guides us, inspires us, and makes incredible change possible.

Please make a gift today. Your partnership can help us to build a brighter future in women’s health, and share greater hope and healing with women and families around the world.

With Gratitude,

Dee Fenner, M.D.
Bates Professor of the Diseases of Women and Children
Chair, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology

Get Involved

The Michigan Medicine Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology is committed to improving women’s health in an inclusive, inspirational environment. Your support can advance clinical excellence, compassionate care, discovery, innovation, and education.


Education Funds

You can play a role in educating future leaders in women’s health. Donors have provided financial support to students, residents, and fellows through medical school scholarships, start-up funds for research, funding for global educational experiences, and opportunities to participate in national conferences and meetings.

Philanthropic gifts help to encourage and support all learners as they strive to become world-class physicians, researchers, or academics.

Learn more about our established education funds.


Lectureships allow us to share research and findings among scientists and physicians, and create learning opportunities that can inspire future innovation and discovery. Thought leaders in women’s health have a platform to share ideas, broaden perspectives, and engage diverse members of a community dedicated to improving healing and hope for women and families. 

Learn more about our current lectureships and past speakers.


Endowed professorships ensure that the women and families we serve will always benefit from the experience and expertise of the best and brightest faculty. This support helps leading physicians and scientists to grow and develop their important work while inspiring the groundbreaking achievement and discovery that can change the course of care. 

Learn more about our established professorships and how they are continuing to advance research and care.


Through cutting-edge research initiatives, our physicians and scientists are identifying the most urgent health challenges affecting women and pursuing the answers that can deliver more hope and better results. Donor support is critical to launching promising ideas, funding ongoing studies, and driving the progress that can lead to new treatments, better therapies, and cures.

Learn more about the groundbreaking research happening in the department.

Care and Advocacy

We are committed to not only improving the delivery of care, but ensuring that women everywhere have access to the education, resources, and services they need. We conduct research and partner with advocacy groups to explore health issues and seek ways to improve the availability of care in a variety of communities and settings around the world.

How to Give

To make a gift by mail, please make your check payable to the University of Michigan and mail it to:

Michigan Medicine Office of Development
777 E. Eisenhower Pkwy., Suite 650
Ann Arbor, MI 48108-3273

You can also make a donation online:

Women's Health Innovation Fund

Advancing innovative research that has the potential to transform women’s health across a broad range of topics, this fund supports the science and discovery that can lead to breakthroughs, improved diagnoses, and better care for women everywhere.

Learn more about the Women’s Health Innovation fund.