University of Michigan surgeons don’t do good work alone. Your support is critical to our discovery of insights, innovations, and tools that improve human health.

This generosity supports nationally recognized research endeavors, conferences, and lectures. Endowed lectureships allow us to bring surgical leaders to Michigan, enriching the educational and training experiences of our faculty, residents, and fellows. Other funds provide support to patients and their families to make ends meet, providing relief during the stress of medical treatment.

Join us in advancing the future of health care. Become a Victor.

Be a Victor for Surgery

Alumni Giving: One-time and annual gifts from alumni and friends provide vital support for the success of each section within the Department of Surgery.

Patient Giving: Our patients frequently ask how can they can give back or get involved. Giving a personal gift to your surgeon’s research can demonstrate your appreciation while you also make a positive impact on the care of future patients.

Employee or Retiree Giving: Gifts from current and retired faculty and staff send a powerful message that our commitment to excellence is worthy of broad community service. Join in the remarkable progress happening at Michigan, and personalize your gift to your University.

Donation Options

The Department of Surgery offers a range of philanthropic opportunities to fit your area of interest, from research to resident education to patient care.

Gifts to the University of Michigan may be in the form of check, credit card, appreciated stock, property, lead trusts, bequests, gift annuities, and remainder trusts.

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Development Team

Matt Douponce

Director of Development, Surgical Services
General Surgery, Thoracic Surgery, Plastic Surgery

(734) 763-5392

Katie Schutt

Director of Development, CVC
Vascular Surgery

(719) 641-5803

Nicole Zollinger

Director of Development, Cancer Programs
Colorectal Surgery

(734) 647-4178


Amanda Smith

Associate Director of Development, Cancer Programs
HPB Surgery, Surgical Oncology

(734) 647-2742


Jackie Rink

Assistant Director of Development, Surgical Services
Pediatric Surgery,Transplant Surgery, Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery

(734) 763-0873