University of Michigan

Telefund - Overview

Michigan Telefund workers gain real-world professional work experience, and network with one of the largest alumni and parent communities in the world. Read more how students and donors connect with Telefund. Read more.

Who We Are

At Michigan Telefund, student fundraisers call on university alumni, parents, and friends to financially support one of the top ranked universities in the world. Callers learn the real value of giving back to their alma mater, receive professional development, and support the pursuit of excellence that characterizes the University of Michigan. Michigan Telefund has served our community with part-time fundraising jobs and philanthropic education since 1992!

What We Do

As part of the Office of Annual Giving, our students are responsible for fundraising over $1.5 million in gifts each year for schools, colleges, and units across the Ann Arbor, Dearborn, and Flint campuses. We ask alumni, parents, and friends to commit to advancing the University of Michigan by providing important financial aid to deserving students, and supporting world-changing academic and research programs.

Why You Should Work Here

  • Make a difference for U-M students! Fundraisers raise money for scholarships and academic program support, and provide resources to expand the Michigan Experience.
  • Connect with alumni! Build connections and hear amazing stories about being a Wolverine for life.
  • Build life-long job skills! Communication skills, developed in a professional environment, leading to leadership opportunities now and after graduation.

What to Expect

Undergraduate students work three regular shifts for a total of 12 hours per week. Graduate students work two regular shifts for a total of 8 hours per week.
  • Telefund provides opportunities for additional paid time and incentives.
  • Personal and professional development that hiring managers will be looking for in applications to internships or career placements.
  • Fun and supportive work environment and new friends from all areas of campus.
  • $15-$17 per hour with promotion opportunities to leadership positions.

What appears on Caller ID?

Depending on the phone carrier, a variety of things could appear. Telefund students are eager for you to answer the call if any of these should appear:
  • U-M general number: 734-647-0000.
  • Univ of Mich
  • Ann Arbor
  • Unknown

How to contact Telefund

Michigan Telefund’s phone system is for outbound calls only. Our fundraisers are not able to answer your calls to us. We assure you Michigan Telefund is real and eager to speak with all our contacts. Telefund may be contacted directly at 734-763-4400. To join the Telefund team visit our “Apply Now” page.

The Regents of 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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Gifts to endowment will be administered as a permanent endowment under Michigan law and University policies.
The University of Michigan Office of Development, 3003 South State Street, Suite 9000, Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1288