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Give / / to Kettering

Investing In Our Students

Kettering University prepares students for lives of extraordinary leadership and service by linking transformative experiential learning opportunities to rigorous academic programs in engineering, science, mathematics, and business. We believe in investing in our students and their future. The generosity of Kettering University alumni and friends enhances our students experiences and advances the University as a leader in STEM education.

Annual Giving

Your annual gift of any size supports Kettering students and enhances their academic experience. From scholarships to study spaces, classrooms and labs, you can designate your donation to support students in any area of the University you feel passionate about. 

The Kettering Difference

Ways to Give

Matching Gifts

Many employers sponsor matching gift programs and will match any charitable contributions or volunteer hours made by their employees. To find out if your company has a matching gift policy, please enter your employer's name below.


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Memorial Gifts

If your loved one was impacted by Kettering University/GMI, establishing or participating in a memorial gift can help you honor that relationship by helping Kettering students achieve. Customize a tribute by providing a gift to Kettering University in your loved ones memory.

Did you know that you can contribute stock and securities to Kettering University?

Appreciated stock, held for at least one year and a day, can be a wise choice when deciding to make a gift to Kettering University. When you give appreciated stock to Kettering University, no capital gains tax is due on the appreciation and the full value of the stock immediately helps Kettering students. And, when you itemize, you can deduct the full value of the stock, even though you did not pay capital gains tax on the appreciation. So, if you have the opportunity to choose between making a gift of cash and a gift of appreciated stock, a gift of stock may be a better choice since you will avoid the capital gains tax that would be due if you sold the stock.

Donating appreciated stock and securities can help build the state-of-the art Learning Commons, create a student scholarship to help offset tuition, strengthen our pre-college programs, and more.  Kettering University’s Office of Gift Planning is available to assist you with arranging the transfer to the University that will help smart young people meet their objective for a brighter future – a Kettering degree. 

IMPORTANT: The University is working with a new financial services firm.  Please contact us toll free at (800) 955-4464 or so that we can ensure your stock donation is transferred smoothly to the University.  As we head into the holiday season, we remind you to allow five business days for your stock donation to transfer to the University’s account.

Carla ('83) and Clark ('81) Bailo with their grandkids.

Carla ‘83 and Clark ’81 Bailo, with three of their grandchildren who proudly wear their Bulldog gear.

“Donating appreciated stock helped fulfill our pledge to the Learning Commons.  By using highly appreciated stock in our portfolio that we had for more than a year, we avoided long-term capital gains and were able to reduce our taxes with a charitable donation. With a quick call to our financial advisor, the stock was transferred to the University’s account. We all benefited.”
IRAs are one way to leave a legacy at Kettering University

Qualified Charitable Distribution

A Qualified Charitable Distribution (QCD)/Charitable Rollover is still a beneficial tax option

The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act removed the requirement of taking an IRA Required Minimum Distribution (RMD) in 2020.  However, for many alumni and friends, you can still make a QCD/Charitable Rollover from your IRA to Kettering University and reduce your taxes

Kettering Calling

Each semester, students reach out to thousands of Kettering alumni and friends. Student callers are excited to build meaningful connections with alumni to learn how Kettering/GMI launched their careers and impacted their lives. If you receive a call from a student, expect updates about campus news and upcoming events, as well as an invitation to support Kettering students with an annual gift.

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Kettering Callings

Gift Planning

We are prepared to help you plan your gift using charitable giving strategies that will fulfill your philanthropic goals to impact future generations of Kettering students. 


Corporate & Foundation Giving

Kettering's partnerships with corporations and foundations help fund new and improved learning spaces, scholarships, research, precollege programs, student competitions, community engagement, and much more.