University of Michigan

Recognition Societies

Throughout the University's history, gifts from generous alumni and friends have been vital to Michigan's becoming one of the world's premier educational institutions. Our donor recognition programs extend our gratitude to those who have invested their time and resources. Events and Publications are some of the ways we recognize donors.

The Presidential Societies

Founded in 1961 as the Presidents Club by alumni volunteers wishing to support the University of Michigan through their service and gifts, the Presidential Societies grew over the past 50 years to an impressive number of dedicated and generous members. With the launch of the Victors for Michigan campaign, we have moved toward donor appreciation without the use of society levels. Presidential Societies members continue to be invited to special donor appreciation events.

For additional information, call 734.615.4203 or email us at

The John Monteith Legacy Society

John Monteith (1787-1868) was a founding father and president of the institution that became the University of Michigan. Donors who support the University with an estate plan gift provide the foundation for future academic excellence and are recognized with membership in the John Monteith Legacy Society. Through their generosity, Monteith Society members demonstrate how one generation can help those to come.

If you would like to learn about creative ways to support to the University of Michigan, including gifts that pay you an income for life or other ways to include the University in your estate plan, please visit our Estate & Planned Gifts section, call 866.233.6661, or email us at

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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