Extraordinary generosity is a hallmark of extraordinary times
From the beginning of the pandemic, Michigan Medicine has been devoted to caring for patients with COVID-19, and our front-line health care workers have stepped up repeatedly to meet this unprecedented challenge. We continue to research vaccines and treatments, to train future physicians in pandemic preparedness, and to guide leaders in government and beyond with expert advice based on sound science. With your help, we will keep supporting our communities and positively impacting the course of this pandemic in Michigan, the nation, and the world.
Four important ways you can help:
COVID-19 Philanthropic Fund
Gifts to the COVID-19 Philanthropic Fund will enable us to direct crucial funds to our most pressing needs. Contributions will go toward the well-being, recognition, and support of our frontline health care workers, as well as address emerging opportunities to advance patient care and research.
You can also mail a check to:
Michigan Medicine Office of Development
1000 Oakbrook Drive, Suite 100
Ann Arbor, MI 48104
Student Emergency Aid Funds
We have established two funds to provide much-needed assistance to our M.D., M.S., and Ph.D. students who, as they return to campus, may be dealing with personal hardships related to the pandemic. These funds will help students cover costs for temporary housing, meals, child care, unexpected medical expenses, transportation, financial aid, and other areas of need.
COVID-19 Research Fund
Michigan Medicine is engaged in promising research on COVID-19 and other viruses by studying transmission methods, testing potential vaccines and treatments using clinical trials, developing ways to slow the spread of the disease, and much more. Your support will propel this important research forward, so we can continue to pursue discovery and develop solutions that will help combat the spread of the virus.
Additional Ways to Get Involved
There are many ways to show support, including:
- Food Donations: We recommend that donations of food be directed to Food Gatherers to distribute to more than 100 local nonprofit organizations that serve community members in need. Learn more about accepted items and collection sites. Non-perishable food can also be donated directly to Maggie’s Marketplace and the Maize & Blue Cupboard, and prepared meals may be donated to Ronald McDonald House, Alpha House Family Shelter, Domestic Violence Safe House Center, and Salvation Army Family Shelter. Please contact these organizations directly for more information.
- Donate Blood: Help hospitals facing blood shortages by participating in an upcoming drive in your area. Special precautions are in place to protect blood donors from coronavirus. Additionally, people who have recovered from a confirmed case of COVID-19 can give blood plasma that could be used in studies to see if it can help severely ill COVID-19 patients.
- United Way: The United Way of Washtenaw County focuses specifically on issues related to poverty and inequity. Learn more about donating and volunteering.
- Share Cheer with Homebound Older Adults: The Meals on Wheels services that feed older adults in Ann Arbor and Ypsilanti have links to Michigan Medicine, and both programs are collecting cards and drawings to be delivered with meals; they will be held for a time before delivery, in accordance with infection prevention guidance. Send them to Ann Arbor Meals on Wheels, 2025 Traverwood Drive, Suite F, Ann Arbor, MI 48105-2228.
Thank you for your generosity!
At Michigan Medicine, we have long recognized that our commitment to serving the public good is equally matched by our community’s dedication to serving one another. We see great hope in the way so many people are uniting for a common cause, and we appreciate the many ways you are contributing to a healthy future for all.
For more information, please contact the Michigan Medicine Office of Development: