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    Shirley and John Berry

    Shirley and John Berry have committed $5 million to the NMU Foundation to establish the Berry Scholarship—the largest gift in the university's history.

  • Photo of Cam and Sandy Howes

    Cam and Sandy Howes

    For the last 30 years Cam and Sandy Howes have been an important part of the Marquette and NMU community.

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    Waino Wahtera

    Waino Wahtera, '40 BS, was a great lover of music, so he put a bequest in his will to fund the beautiful new performance pavilion featuring state-of-the-art lighting, heat, and wind curtains.

  • Photo of Beth and Don LeHeup

    Beth and Don LeHeup

    Don and Beth LeHeup have established a charitable gift annuity to support research at the NMU Brain Tumor Center; they call the gift a "win-win" because it provides them retirement income and it can be set up with just $10,000.

  • Photo of Aili and Dr. John Imarisio

    Aili and Dr. John Imarisio

    The College of Business recently celebrated a generous gift from the estate of Dr. John and Aili Imarisio. Aili (Leppanen) Imarisio graduated from NMU in 1941 with a BS in secondary education.


Welcome to Gift Planning

Making a planned gift is a wonderful way to show your support and appreciation for Northern Michigan University and its mission while accommodating your own personal, financial, estate-planning, and philanthropic goals. With smart planning, you may actually increase the size of your estate and/or reduce the tax burden on your heirs. Just as important, you will know that you have made a meaningful contribution to NMU.

We recommend that you familiarize yourself with various gift options by exploring Ways to Give and What to Give. Then compare gift options and/or calculate how these gifts could work for you. And of course, please contact us for assistance or to discuss your personal situation and objectives.


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