Personal Giving

Every gift to the Children’s Hospital of Michigan Foundation is important to the health and well-being of Michigan’s children. Every gift helps to ensure the best possible futures for our children.

Many donors choose to support the Children’s Hospital of Michigan Foundation by making gifts by personal check or credit card. Cash, gifts of securities, a personal check, or a credit card donation are the simplest and fastest ways to support the Children’s Hospital of Michigan Foundation. These personal contributions are a significant source of support and have the added advantage that they can be put to use immediately. Gifts can be directed to a specific area or project or to the Foundation’s top priorities. Whether you give online, by phone, or by mail, we will send a letter acknowledging your contribution to the address you provide.

We also accept accepts gifts-in-kind such as real estate and tangible personal property such as art and jewelry. Upon making such a donation, you may be eligible to receive a tax receipt for the market value of the property. The fair market value of the property is determined by one or more qualified appraisers. The tax credit may offset the tax on any realized capital gain on the property, resulting in overall net tax savings.

If you’d like to make a significant impact on a specific area of children’s health or in research on children’s diseases, please consider planning a major gift. We can help you explore how your generosity and interests can make an immeasurable difference for children. Your major gift could speed research from bench to bedside or could establish new education or community outreach programs to improve children’s health. Major gifts can make an immediate impact on children’s lives and can also be endowed to provide enduring support.

The Children’s Hospital of Michigan Foundation provides donors with many opportunities for public recognition and naming opportunities. If you are interested in making a major gift to Children’s Hospital of Michigan Foundation, please contact George Westerman, Associate Director – Individual and Estate Giving at (313)745-9344 or