Giving to Psychiatry
Our strong American culture of philanthropy has influenced the writing of the U.S. tax code over the years in such a way that certain tax benefits accrue to those who make gifts to charitable institutions. A number of vehicles, such as charitable remainder trusts, charitable gift annuities and lead trusts offer tax benefits and provide income during the lifetime of the benefactor and spouse or others. To learn more about these vehicles, click here.
Psychiatry Education Fund
Your contributions will help us underwrite our outstanding educational programs. Chief among these is our weekly Grand Rounds series which showcases top-notch research and provides updates on evidence-based approaches to clinical care. These activities are an important part of the life of our department and academic community.
The Kenneth Chamberlain Scholarship Fund
This endowed fund, established to honor Dr. Kenneth Chamberlain, a beloved mentor and teacher to many who trained in our department, was created to ensure that top University of Michigan students need never be deterred by financial considerations from pursuing a psychiatry residency at Michigan. We aim to increase private support to offset the loan burden for fourth year UMMS students who match with our program, and at the same time, provide our department with an advantage in recruiting the best and brightest graduates from our Medical School.
Chair’s Discovery Fund
Great ideas sometimes languish for lack of modest funding support. The Chair’s Discovery Fund is a resource for the chair to help innovative ideas get off the ground. This support will allow faculty scientists to collect enough data to demonstrate the promise and potential of their work and seek larger levels of funding through foundations and federal grant mechanisms.
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Tel: (734) 763-1409
Fax: (734) 998-7268