Gift Planning

Ferris State University has always been an institution of opportunity, one that meets challenges head on. Through our comprehensive campaign, we plan to raise a sizable endowment to continually fund student scholarships, other critical initiatives like renovating and expanding facilities and supporting faculty initiatives and programs.

That's where we need your help. Will you join with us to keep Ferris State University strong and agile so we can continue to meet the challenges of the 21st century? Get started today by exploring the planned giving options available to you.

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Abigail Smith Timme

Abigail Smith Timme

Abigail Smith Timme's name is synonymous at Ferris State University with providing opportunities through generosity. The Abigail Smith Timme Legacy Society that honors this alumna and university benefactor seeks to carry forward her generous spirit. It is open to anyone who has made a planned gift to Ferris State University through their estate plans.

Members are honored at the Societies of Distinction annual recognition event. In addition, members of the Abigail Smith Timme Society receive:

  • Certificate of membership
  • Recognition in various Ferris publications, including The Ferris Foundation Annual Report
  • Invitations to Ferris events and special estate-planning forums
  • Personalized membership card with Ferris discounts
  • Members also are honored at the Society of Distinction annual recognition event
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The Ferris State University Statue


Ferris' first-ever comprehensive campaign,
Now & Always, will have a transformational effect. The $80 million goal will increases scholarship support to our hard-working students, who currently leave with $35,000 in debt on average. Funding will also support increased program initiatives as well as the expansion and renovation of campus facilities. Ultimately, the campaign will enhance Michigan's future—creating the talent base our state and region need.

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