Support the Alison Dee Zaret Memorial Fund

Alison Dee Zaret

Alison Zaret passed away on June 7, 2018, two weeks shy of her 32nd birthday. A sweet and caring young woman, she is survived by her parents, Patty and Eli Zaret, her older sister Cortney and many other friends and relatives.

A graduate of Michigan State in Merchandising, Alison dreamed of a career in the fashion industry. She was inventive and creative and wanted only to contribute to the happiness of others.

Tragically, since her late teens, Alison’s life was gradually and profoundly derailed by bipolar disorder and a variety of other mental health issues, eventually robbing her will to live.

Diane and George Babich, Alison’s aunt and uncle, established this endowment in consultation with her parents to provide a meaningful legacy for Alison.  This fund supports the Prechter Bipolar Research Program at the University of Michigan, in perpetuity. It is the hope of Alison’s family that this fund will help in the discovery of more effective treatments and reduce the pain and loss caused by this terrible illness. 

Or mail a check to the address below:

University of Michigan Development Office
c/o Alison Dee Zaret Memorial Fund 
1000 Oakbrook Drive, Suite 100
Ann Arbor, MI 48104

A gift to the Alison Dee Zaret Memorial Fund constitutes a gift for endowment, and distributions will be made in accordance with the University’s then existing endowment distribution policy.