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Honor Someone Special With a Future Gift in Their Name

If you have a loved one who has been impacted by The Ferris Foundation, establishing a memorial or tribute gift is a meaningful way to honor your loved one or celebrate a special occasion such as a birthday while supporting our academic and research efforts. Your memorial or tribute gift will be a lasting tribute to your loved one and make a difference in the lives of those we serve.

An Example of How It Works

Father and daughter smiling When Sarah's father passed away, she knew she wanted to do something that would establish a lasting legacy for him. She remembered that during his lifetime he was always praising The Ferris Foundation for its work to educate students and prepare them to be outstanding citizens.

Sarah decided to make a gift to Ferris State University in her father's name using appreciated securities. Not only will her father's legacy live on at Ferris State University thanks to the gift and a commemorative plaque, but Sarah also received a federal income tax charitable deduction (because she itemizes her taxes) and eliminated capital gains tax on the securities.

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Next Steps

  1. Contact The Ferris Foundation at (231) 591-2365 or for additional information on creating a memorial gift at Ferris State University.
  2. Seek the advice of your financial or legal advisor.
  3. If you make a memorial gift to Ferris State University through your estate, 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