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The University of Michigan has a deep tradition of giving from alumni and friends. The School of Kinesiology invites individuals, corporations and foundations to consider investing in our students, faculty and research. Examples of giving opportunities are provided below.

Victors for Kinesiology (Annual Fund)

Read how donors -- like you! -- have already made a difference in the lives of our students and faculty with our campaign priorities:

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Creating a Legacy

A donor can create a legacy by endowing a named scholarship, research fund, fellowship, or professorship that will impact future generations of leaders and best.

  • Endowed Scholarships. Scholarships provide vital resources for our undergraduate students. They create an environment where obtaining a Michigan education is a reality and may be the difference to enable a person to attend Michigan. Donors who establish a named endowed scholarship have the opportunity impact the life of a student year after year.
  • Endowed Research Funds. Research is an integral part of the mission of the School of Kinesiology. The research currently being conducted within the school covers many areas including childhood obesity, sport concussions, diabetes, stroke, and Down Syndrome. Endowed research funds provide funding, in perpetuity, for either a general area of research or a specific research topic. The endowment ensures that the important research continues and that that research can be adapted to remain relevant in today's ever-changing world.
  • Endowed Fellowships. Graduate students set out to solve some of society’s most complex problems. At Michigan, graduate support from donors is critical to allow these emerging leaders take their discoveries and learning to the next level. In the School of Kinesiology, fellowships allow the School to attract the brightest and best graduate students from across the world to come to Michigan and generate new insights about physical activity, health and wellness, and sport management.
  • Endowed Professorships. Faculty educate and inspire; they help define a student’s experience at Michigan. The knowledge and engaged learning opportunities that world-class faculty bring to the classroom make institutions stand apart. Endowing a professorship in the School of Kinesiology allows for the recruitment and retention of top scholars to conduct groundbreaking research and provides resources for fruitful exploration.

Contact Us:

Our office is located in:
Kinesiology Building
1402 Washington Heights
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-2013
Development Office fax: 734-763-1507



Louis Perdue

Assistant Director, Annual Giving and Alumni Relations


Ph: 734-615-9678



Marlon Wright

Associate Director, Major Gifts


Ph: 734-647-2189



Ryan Davis

Senior Director, Development


Ph: 734-615-4272