Make a gift

Whether you call it giving back or paying it forward, however, you wish to support the Junior Year in Munich Program and its students is greatly appreciated! Making a gift to our scholarship funds helps make studying abroad possible for many students. On behalf of the JYM students who will benefit from your generosity, we thank you most wholeheartedly!

Ways to give


To make a gift by debit/credit card, visit our secure online giving page.

Make a gift


Call 888-WSU-GIVE (888-978-4483) to make a gift by phone.


Please download the donation form and make checks payable to Wayne State University and send to:

Wayne State University Gift Processing
Academic/Administration Building
5700 Cass Avenue, Suite 1200
Detroit, MI 48202

Where to give

There are many ways you can support JYM with your gift. More detailed descriptions of the funds and our generous donors are on our JYM scholarships and support funds page.

Annual scholarships: Gifts to annual scholarships are supported by annual gift-giving. The number and amount of annual scholarship awards we can distribute depend entirely on the number of donations received each year.

JYM General Scholarship Fund (annual scholarship fund) 447529
Ron Strube Memorial Scholarship Fund (c/o 1978-79) 445366
Timothy Dolan Memorial Scholarship Fund (c/o 1980-81) 445173
Edwin Stone Scholarship Fund (c/o 1991-92) 445521

Endowed scholarships: Gifts to endowed scholarship funds are added to their principal so that the endowments grow. As the endowments increase over time, so too does the amount of scholarship assistance available.

Dr. Marianne Riegler Endowed Scholarship Fund 060217
Professor Marvin S. Schindler Endowed Scholarship Fund 060244
Howard Adler Endowed Scholarship Fund (c/o 1971-72) 060737
Susan Henricksen Thompson & Robert W. Thompson Endowed Scholarship Fund (c/o 1975-76) 060807

Fund for unpaid internships and research in Munich. This fund supports unpaid summer internships in Munich and costs related to student research in Munich and Germany.

Horst and Ingrid Daemmrich Fund for JYM student research and unpaid internships 477898

JYM Program support. Contributions to these funds help us to address the present and plan for the future.

Next Generation JYM Endowed Fund 060957
Operating Fund (annual operating fund) 223876

View JYM scholarships

Planned gifts and legacy giving

After you've made plans to care for your family and loved ones, please consider a legacy gift through your estate plans that will transform the lives of future JYM students for years to come. Wayne State University can assist you as you consider planned giving opportunities that will directly and exclusively benefit the JYM program and its students, including:

  • A bequest in a will or trust
  • Publicly traded stocks or bonds
  • Life-income gifts
  • Retirement fund assets
  • Life insurance
  • Charitable lead trusts


For help with making a gift to JYM, please contact us.

Stephanie Hoenig, Associate Director of Philanthropy and Alumni Relations

313-577-9234 |

Donation information

Gifts to Wayne State University's Junior Year in Munich Program are tax-deductible as allowable by law. WSU is tax-exempt under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code, classified as a publicly supported educational organization, and listed annually in Publication 78 of the Cumulative List of Organizations described in Section 170(c) of the code. Wayne State University's federal tax-free ID number is 38-6028429.