Mott Foundation Gives $25 Million
Towards New Hospital
This spring, the Charles Stewart Mott Foundation based in Flint, Michigan, awarded a $25 million grant to the U-M Health System to help construct the new state-of-the-art building for childrens and womens health services. The new grant is the largest gift to U-M Hospitals and Health Centers and the largest grant in Mott Foundations history.
The grant represents a sizable portion of U-Ms new building project, and is part of University of Michigans $2.5 billion The Michigan Difference campaign.
Robert Kelch, M.D., U-M executive vice president for medical affairs and CEO of the U-M Health System, called the gift "a wonderful reaffirmation of the role that the Mott Foundation has played in advancing children’s health throughout the years. We hope it will encourage many others to contribute toward our goal."
The grant raises the total UMHS has raised for the new hospital to over $36 million, including more than $500,000 through the sale of "M-GO BLUE for Mott" rubber wristbands.
For more information or to contribute to the new childrens and womens hospital; visit www.med.umich.edu/mott.
The Carls Foundation Awards $4 Million
A major $4 million grant from The Carls Foundation will enable U-M C.S. Mott Childrens Hospital to advance its campaign to build a new childrens and womens hospital.
The proposed new facility will house Mott Hospitals current services, as well as the University of Michigan Congenital Heart Center, the Birth Center and Holden Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, and the Level 1 pediatric trauma center one of only 13 such trauma centers in the United States.
"The Trustees of The Carls Foundation felt that the Mott Children’s Hospital’s plans for a new facility are clearly needed and help fulfill the Foundation’s mission, and that William and Marie Carls would have been pleased by this grant," says Elizabeth A. Stieg, executive director of The Carls Foundation, based in Detroit, Michigan.
"Having lost their only child in infancy, William and Marie Carls experienced personally the need for advanced and readily available pediatric medical care, and made it a principal mission of the foundation they established," says Stieg.
Discover more about the Carls Foundations grant; visit www.med.umich.edu/opm/newspage/2005/carlsfund.htm.
Contribute to the fund for a new childrens and womens hospital; visit www.med.umich.edu/mott/help/gift.html.
BequestsA Lasting Legacy
A charitable bequest is the most popular and simplest way for countless people of all financial means to support the organizations they care about. A bequest is a transfer by will of property such as cash, securities, or tangible property to an individual or charitable organization.
For many University of Michigan donors, a charitable bequest offers the opportunity to make a more substantial gift than would be possible during the donors lifetime. Other donors view a bequest as an opportunity to round out a lifetime of giving with a lasting legacy to the University. Alumni and friends of the University often bequeath cash or securities to the University.
"Donors also leave gifts of real estate, such as a personal residence, or works of art or antiques to the University," says Sara B. Hickey, Administrative Manager of Healthcare, University of Michigan Hospitals, C.S. Mott Hospital Administration.
You can even specify an area you would like your bequest to benefit, such as:
- Childrens Hospital Fund
- Childrens Research Fund
- Child and Family Life
- Pediatric Education
"While the University recognizes that your bequest intentions are a personal matter, and we certainly understand that you may wish to keep them confidential, we want potential donors to know that we can work with them to plan exactly where their support will go," says Hickey.
Make it Personal For personal assistance in planned giving at U-M, call toll-free 1-866-233-6661 or email email@example.com.
Leave a Legacy All inquiries are kept confidential. You may also visit www.giving.umich.edu/howto/bequests.htm.