Annual Giving for a Greater University

For real students like Keasha, Kaytlin, Luke, Kristina, Paul, Elyse and Mason, the difference between being able to continue courses or needing to take time off from studies due to financial hardship may be as little as ensuring there is money available to cover books, supplies or services. For others, it is opportunities in and out of the classroom that helped them to reach their potential.

Donor support makes it possible for students to stay academically on track and to have experiences they would never have imagined possible.

In addition, you can count on Ferris to use your gift dollars wisely.

“Ferris State University has been Michigan’s most efficient state university in terms of restraining overall costs per student,” according to a December 2013 report released by the Michigan House Fiscal Agency. (From President’s Memorandum, Jan. 20, 2014).

We live our values. You can trust that Ferris will use your donation dollars immediately to help hardworking students during a temporary hardship or invest in the future of your profession.

With student debt on the verge of becoming a national crisis, Ferris is addressing it on every front:


The Annual Giving program raises support each year for the University's colleges and academic programs. You may contribute to any of these funds by:


The success of Annual Giving reflects the spirit of shared experience and mutual encouragement, as each generation of Bulldogs preserves the legacy of opportunity it received, strengthens it, and passes it on.


Jennifer Yontz, Director of Annual Giving
(231) 591-3817

(Click on a student's photo to view their story)

CAS Keasha Jones
CEHS Kaytlin DavidsonCET Luke EdingtonCHP Kristina FlynnCOB Paul DumasMCO Elyse KleifgrenPharmacy Mason Moody