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Gift and Donation Opportunities

Gifts from friends, alumni and the community enable our Department community to serve society and compete in excellence with other leading public and private universities. Your gifts can make a difference in our capacity to hire and retain leading faculty and scholars, to attract and fund outstanding graduate students from different backgrounds, to support a diverse body of undergraduate students, and to undertake research endeavors that can help many communities and advance knowledge about language. Your gift can also be directed to causes that you are passionate about and that you think linguistics can contribute to.  All these areas also strengthen our standing both nationally and internationally. Support for the research of faculty, graduates and undergraduates is vital and enables students to carry out innovative projects addressing new problems, to attend conferences, publish their findings, and work with high-profile scholars. These opportunities help our students prepare for successful careers while they explore exciting ideas about language and linguistics. Notice that your donations to the department are tax deductible.


The Department's Strategic Opportunities Gift Fund supports these areas and endeavors. Donations can be made online on this link (make sure "Linguistics Department Strategic Opportunities Fund" is listed under your ‘giving basket’, or search for and select it). Alternatively, you can donate by check to:

Linguistics Department Strategic Fund
University of Michigan
440 Lorch Hall
611 Tappan Street
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1220

Your help is needed and welcome in many areas. The Linguistics Department continues to develop new, often collaborative, teaching efforts that highlight the interdisciplinary strengths of our faculty and interests of our students. We understand the extraordinary value of research experience as part of students' undergraduate education, and aim to provide research and internship opportunities that attract and support talented undergraduate and graduate students. Of course, we also seek to recruit top faculty and graduate students, and to provide them with the resources needed to remain at the forefront of research. 

Gifts are a personal expression of support, often reflecting the specific interests and hopes of the donor. If you would prefer to designate your gift for a more specific purpose or discuss gift opportunities, please contact Department Chair Acrisio Pires (, 734.764-0353). You may also discuss gift options with LSA Development; the liaison officer for Linguistics is Samantha Stears,, 734.615.6239).


Your support is appreciated! 

Thank you for making a tax-deductible donation to the Department of Linguistics.

You can also find out about the LSA Victors large gifts campaign for Linguistics here (or check LSA Victors large Gifts Campaign.pdf)


Show your SUPPORT

We strive to support our students and faculty on the front lines of learning and research and to steward our planet, our community, our campus. To do this, the Department of Linguistics needs and appreciates your support.