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Your Gift Can Last Forever

An endowment gift to Ferris State University today provides a brighter picture for the future of our students, as well as enhancing our academic programs and research initiatives. When you make a donation to our endowment, you give a gift with both immediate and long-term benefits.

Endowment donations are invested. A portion of the annual income from the investment is used to address immediate needs at FSU FDN. The remaining funds are reinvested to ensure indefinite support for our mission.

An Example of How It Works

Couple Smiling Longtime supporters Susan and Charlie have two goals: First, they want to make sure Ferris State University continues to receive support after they're gone. Second, they want to memorialize Charlie's parents, Mr. and Mrs. Jones.

Susan and Charlie make a $25,000 donation to Ferris State University, which we invest, and each year, a portion of the income from the invested money will be used to support our mission in honor of the Joneses. Plus, Susan and Charlie qualify for a federal income tax charitable deduction on their taxes.

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Next Steps

  1. Contact Bob Murray at (231) 591-2365 or robertmurray@ferris.edu to discuss endowed gifts.
  2. Seek the advice of your financial or legal advisor.
  3. If you include FSU FDN in your plans, please use our legal name and federal tax ID.

Legal Name: The Ferris Foundation
Address: 420 Oak Street, PRK 101, Big Rapids, MI 49307
Federal Tax ID Number: 38-6115813