President's Excellence Fund

Create opportunity across the University.

Help UM nimbly address challenges and opportunities across campus.

Your gift to the UM Foundation in support of the President's Excellence Fund ensures UM has ample resources to nimbly address emerging challenges and opportunities. The University president decides where to distribute donations to the Excellence Fund to best meet needs across campus. Your gift of any size helps UM remain flexible and adapt to help students succeed in many ways, including:

  • Contributing emergency assistance for students facing unexpected financial hardship due to the pandemic
  • Supporting student-led initiatives such as the Annual Kyiyo Pow Wow Celebration
  • Providing seed funding to start new campus initiatives
  • Bringing guest speakers from diverse fields and professions to campus
  • Enriching the UM academic experience with research projects
  • Funding prizes for student competitions
  • Expanding access to professional development and experiential learning opportunities

As we persevere together through the pandemic, your gift provides critical operating support and ensures students thrive at UM.

Grizzlies give with heart. Thank you for your support of UM on Giving Tuesday.