University of Michigan

Jerry May, Vice President for Development

Jerry MayJerry May is the vice president for development at the University of Michigan, where he has responsibility for all fund-raising activities. At Michigan he was responsible for planning and implementing The Michigan Difference campaign, which exceeded its $2.5 billion goal to raise a record-setting $3.2 billion at its conclusion in December 2008.

Before becoming vice president at Michigan, Jerry was the vice president for development at The Ohio State University and president of The Ohio State University Foundation. At Ohio State, he planned and implemented the most successful campaign in the school's history, raising $1.23 billion.

Prior to OSU, Jerry spent 13 years at Michigan in various senior fundraising positions. During that time, he helped plan the campaign and lead the nucleus fund in Michigan's $1.4 billion campaign.

Jerry is a regular speaker at development and higher education conferences across the country and is a member of CASE's Board of Trustees, dean of the Big Ten Fund Raisers Institute, and a director of Fifth Third Bank of East Michigan. A native of Michigan, he holds degrees from Hope College and the University of Vermont and did graduate work at the University of Michigan.

The University of Michigan has 501(c)(3) non-profit tax exempt status; our federal tax ID number is 38-6006309.

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