Contact a Development Officer

Our development officers would be pleased to meet with you or to talk by phone to discuss your goals and interests. We can suggest where your help is most needed, and how to give a gift that provides important financial and tax benefits as well as personal satisfaction.

Lindsay Baden

Associate Director
linmwell@umich.edu
734-763-0875

Beth S. Dochinger, CFRE

Director of Development
docbeth@umich.edu
734-763-1723

Rebecca Spaly

Senior Associate Director
bsp@umich.edu
734-763-0874

Our strong American culture of philanthropy has influenced the writing of the U.S. tax code over the years in such a way that certain tax benefits accrue to those who make gifts to charitable institutions. A number of vehicles, such as charitable remainder trusts, charitable gift annuities, and lead trusts offer tax benefits and provide income during the lifetime of the benefactor and spouse or others.