Year-End Giving Information

The following schedule will assist you in planning your year-end giving to Ferris:

Gifts by mail

The address for mailing your gift to Ferris is:

University Advancement
Ferris State University
Prakken 101
420 Oak Street
Big Rapids, MI 49307

  • Please date your check on or before December 31, 2015
  • Please mail your check on or before December 31, 2015.  Checks that are postmarked by December 31, 2015, will be counted as gifts received in 2015.


Walk-Ins and other delivery methods

  • You may hand-deliver your gift to University Advancement up to December 23, 2015, at 5 p.m. Note that the Big Rapids campus is closed from December 24, 2015, through January 1, 2015. We will reopen on January 2, 2015.
  • You may utilize any other shipping method as long as the check is received by our office prior to 5 p.m. on December 23, 2015. Gifts not mailed by the USPS are counted on the day that they are received in our office.


Gifts by credit card

  • Gifts made using our online secure credit card site before midnight on December 31, 2015 will be counted in 2015. Please follow this link: Make a gift by credit card
  • Make your credit card gift by phone by calling 231.591.3815 or toll-free 888.378.3647 between the hours of 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday through Friday up to December 23, 2015. Note that our office is closed at 5 p.m. on December 23 and will not reopen until January 4, 2016.


Gifts of Stock or securities

Please follow this link for instructions on stock or securities.


Faculty/Staff Giving Information

Faculty and staff, please follow this link for a convenient fillable form for payroll deduction gifts.


Contact Information

Between December 24 and January 3, you may contact Jennifer Yontz, Director of Annual Giving at  231-349-8342.