Department of Mechanical Engineering

Planned Gifts

Donors may elect to make a planned or deferred gift to the Department of Mechanical Engineering. A planned gift is any gift that involves detailed planning by you and your attorney, tax accountant or other financial adviser. Through the creative process of having planned giving incorporated within your comprehensive estate plans, you can fulfill philanthropic goals, reduce income taxes, avoid capital gain and estate taxes, retain a life income, and reduce costs of estate settlement, all while enjoying the satisfaction of providing significant future financial support for Michigan State University.

If you are interested in exploring planned giving options, please contact the College of Engineering Development Office at (517) 355-8339 or e-mail us at

Another great way to benefit the Department of Mechanical Engineering is with a gift of marketable securities. Current tax laws provide an incentive for you to make a charitable gift of stock at a remarkably low tax cost. The tax savings are achieved in two ways. First of all, you pay no capital gains tax on appreciated securities upon transfer to the university. Secondly, you may take a charitable income tax deduction for the full fair market value of the stock on the date of transferring (gifting) the stock to MSU if the stock has been owned by the donor for more than 12 months. Click here to find out about how to make a gift of stock to the Department of Mechanical Engineering

Contact Us:

Office of Development
College of Engineering
Michigan State University

428 S. Shaw Lane, Room 3536
East Lansing, MI 48824-1226

For more information, please call the College of Engineering Office of Development at 517-355-8339, or e-mail us at