Throughout the University of Michigan Health System's history, gifts from generous alumni and friends like you have been vital to Michigan's becoming one of the world's premier educational institutions. Today your support remains more important than ever.
Through our donor recognition programs, we extend our gratitude to you for helping the Department of Internal Medicine within the University of Michigan Health System to fulfill its mission. Thank you!
What are the University Presidential Societies?
The Presidential Societies, named for former University of Michigan presidents, recognize donors who have made significant gifts to the University. .
Founded in 1961, the Presidents Club is the first tier of giving in the Presidential Societies.
Henry P. Tappan
Henry Philip Tappan, the first president of the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, brought distinguished scholars to the University and urged them to conduct research as well as teach. The Tappan Society, created in 1978, is the second tier of giving in the Presidential Societies.
Harry B. Hutchins Society
Harry Burns Hutchins, University president from 1909 through 1920, was the first president to understand how Michigan alumni could be a significant political and financial resource for the University. The Hutchins Society, created in 1987, is the third tier of giving in the Presidential Societies.
Alexander G. Ruthven Society
Alexander Grant Ruthven, University president from 1929 through 1951, initiated a corporate organizational structure of deans, vice presidents, and registrars to carry out most administrative matters. The University's organizational structure today builds on Ruthven's achievement. The Ruthven Society, created in 1987, is the fourth tier of giving in the Presidential Societies.
James B. Angell Society
James Burrill Angell, University president from 1871 through 1909, was known for his engaging personality and his ability to negotiate effective compromises. He was the first president who actively promoted the enrollment of women students. The Angell Society, created in 1978, is the fifth tier of giving in the Presidential Societies.
Erastus O. Haven Society
Erastus Otis Haven, president of the University from 1863 through 1869, broadened the curriculum significantly. During his presidency, the country's first university hospital was established, providing medical students with the opportunity to work directly with patients. The Haven Society, created in 1997, is the sixth tier of giving in the Presidential Societies.
Marion L. Burton Society
Marion LeRoy Burton, president of the University from 1920 through 1925, developed a comprehensive building program for the Ann Arbor campus, with some of Michigan's most notable structures planned or constructed during his administration. The Burton Society, created in 1997, is the seventh tier of giving in the Presidential Societies.
Benefits of Presidential Societies Memberships:
- Subscription to Leaders & Best, the Office of University Development's donor publication
- An engraved memento
- Invitations to periodic Presidential Societies events
- An option to purchase a University recreational facilities user pass at staff/faculty rates
- Golfing privileges at Radrick Farms, the University's private golf course
- An opportunity to purchase post-season bowl game tickets
The John Monteith Legacy Society
John Monteith (1787-1868) was a founding father and president of the institution that became the University of Michigan. Monteith and other University founders had a vision for a great educational system that is shared today by members of the John Monteith Legacy Society. Donors who support the University with an estate plan gift provide the foundation for academic excellence in years to come. Through their generosity, Monteith Society members demonstrate so clearly how one generation can help the next.
Steps for Recognition
To be recognized in the John Monteith Legacy Society:
- Make a gift in any amount to the University of Michigan from your will, revocable trust, retirement plan, or other estate plan;
- Sign a John Monteith Legacy Society Statement of Intent; AND/OR
- Provide the University with a copy of that portion of your estate plan pertaining to the gift.
For more information:
If you would like to learn more about the creative ways to support the University of Michigan, including gifts that pay you an income for life or other ways to include the University in your estate plan, please contact us by email at firstname.lastname@example.org, or call us at our toll free number (866) 860-0026
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