A relationship.

Top talent, breakthrough ideas, deep relationships, and brilliant minds are all housed at the University of Michigan, making it an incredible resource for organizations that are looking to grow and make advancements. In addition to traditional recruiting methods such as career fairs, internships, and company days, the University offers companies a myriad of options available to help enhance their brand on campus.

Campus involvement.


From an executive speaking to a class, to serving on a University of Michigan advisory board, to becoming a student group mentor, being physically present on campus helps build successful relationships with students and faculty. We would love to talk to you about arranging an opportunity to engage with students.

Individual giving through matching gifts.

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ExxonMobil’s 3:1 matching program helps alumni and the company make an impact on U-M’s campus.

Individuals can make a substantial gift at the University of Michigan simply by utilizing their company’s matching gift program. To find out if your company has a matching gift policy, please enter your employer’s name in the search box below. Through the matching gifts program, the impact of these gifts may be doubled or possibly tripled. In some instances, companies match gifts made by retirees and/or spouses. The BEC staff is happy to arrange an on-campus check presentation for companies awarding matching gift funds. For questions regarding matching gifts, please contact 888.518.7888 during business hours or email umgift@umich.edu.



Strategic corporate philanthropy.

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Dow Dupont supports these Dow Sustainability Fellows on international projects to protect the environment.

Through generous philanthropic support, organizations have found great success in effectively building and marketing their brands on the U-M campus to more 59,000 students and 6,100 faculty. The Business Engagement Center at U-M assists companies in creating customized philanthropic programs, aligning directly with their business objectives. There are a variety of corporate giving opportunities such as scholarships, fellowships, endowments, and student group support through the University’s campaign, Victors for Michigan.

Victors for Michigan Campaign

The University of Michigan is both public and prestigious. A place globally recognized as the leaders and best because of the array of resources available here. Through this great institution, you can become a victor for the greater good, transform lives, shape the world, and make great things happen. By reaching our campaign goal of $4 billion, U-M will realize our vision of preparing tomorrow’s leaders and addressing the complex problems facing our world. The University seeks to raise funds for three priority areas: student support, engaged learning, and bold ideas. Read more in this interactive case statement. Companies can further build their brand on campus by making an impact with gifts to one of the three campaign priorities:

  • Student Support: The guarantee that a diverse group of the world’s brightest students will be able to study at Michigan. Providing sufficient support is the University of Michigan’s highest priority.
  • Engaged Learning: Transform the Michigan education by extending academic excellence from the classroom into real-world experiences that develop students’ global purview and a creative, entrepreneurial mindset.
  • Bold Ideas: Serve the public good by collaborating on bold new ideas to solve the world’s most challenging problems.

Corporate gifts at all levels receive public recognition. For more information on developing a strategic philanthropy plan, please contact your relationship manager.