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Your Gift Can Last Forever

An endowment gift to The Ferris Foundation 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 Ferris State University. 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 The Ferris Foundation 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 The Ferris Foundation, 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 The Ferris Foundation at (231) 591-2365 or FerrisFoundation@ferris.edu to discuss endowed gifts.
  2. Seek the advice of your financial or legal advisor.
  3. If you include Ferris State University 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