Faculty & Staff Giving

As a University of Detroit Mercy employee, you are one of the university’s greatest advocates, actively promoting our values, supporting our mission and making Detroit Mercy a force for good in the world. Through the faculty and staff giving campaign, you can play an even larger role in the life of the university. We invite you to learn about Advancement and discover how, with other faculty and staff members, you can help ensure Detroit Mercy continues to be one of the top places to both study and work.

2022-2023 Faculty and Staff Support by the Numbers

In fiscal year 2023, 225 faculty and staff joined together to contribute $195,461 to University of Detroit Mercy.

Faculty and staff made gifts
to the Detroit Mercy Annual Fund in 22-23.
Total dollar amount contributed to
the Detroit Mercy Annual Fund by faculty and staff.

Faculty and staff donated gifts
designated to other areas of the University in 22-23.
Total dollar amount contributed to
other areas of the University in 22-23.

Why does my gift matter?

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    How does my gift make a difference?

    The more people who choose to give, the greater the collective impact will be. In fiscal year 2023, 225 faculty and staff donors made gifts to the Detroit Mercy Annual Fund and other designations, which contributed over $195K in support.


    I work at Detroit Mercy, why should I also give money to the University?

    Gifts to Detroit Mercy have a powerful effect on the University’s ability to remain a top tier institution.  It is hard to ask the community to support Detroit Mercy if we don’t believe in our work enough to invest in it ourselves. Corporations and foundations look for high level of support from our faculty and staff when making funding decisions, as well.

    Note:  University of Detroit Mercy is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization and all gifts are tax-deductible.


    Student’s pay tuition.  Why does Detroit Mercy need charitable support?

    It may be surprising, but tuition covers only 73% of the actual cost of a Detroit Mercy education. Gifts to Detroit Mercy help cover some of the remaining cost. You might think of donations as silent scholarships provided by generations of Detroit Mercy alumni, parents and friends, even those who pay full tuition have benefited.

Ways to Give

One-time gift

You may make a gift through our online giving form.

Payroll deduction

Give conveniently by signing up for on-going payroll deductions. Please email Jackie Elliott at elliottjm@manufacturedconsensus.net if you have any questions or need assistance.


Contact Jackie Elliott at 313-578-0324.

Planned Giving

To discuss future gifts to University of Detroit Mercy of your retirement plan assets, life insurance or gifts through your will or revocable trust, contact Teri Carroll in the Office of Planned Giving at 313-993-1600.

UDM Crowdfunding Campaigns

You can also make a donation to specific fund-raising campaigns that are happening right now. Give to a campaign.

monica barbour, brigitte murphy, roy finkenbine all give to detroit mercy