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. You can give to our general scholarship fund or to a number of named funds. On behalf of the JYM students who will benefit from your generosity – we thank you most wholeheartedly!

Ways to give

Online

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

Make a gift

Phone

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

Mail

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

JYM has been back on the ground since summer 2021 and we currently have a great group of students who are enjoying life in Munich while adhering to COVID-19 requirements. Due to the ongoing effects of the pandemic, however, our enrollment numbers (and thus our income) are still down from pre-pandemic levels.

Please help us to continue to address the present and plan for the future by giving to one of these funds (from the dropdown menu) to help us to balance our budget in the wake of the pandemic.

  • Söder and Ferguson Next Generation Fund – an endowed program-support fund generously established by Steve Stambaugh (class of '71-72) to honor past Program Director, Dr. Mark Ferguson and Resident Director, Dr. Hans-Peter Söder
  • Junior Year in Munich Annual Operating Fund

About scholarships

Ever since Junior Year in Munich Program awarded its first scholarship in 1954, many students have depended on scholarship assistance to help finance their participation in the program.

JYM has two types of scholarship funds. 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. 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.

Learn more about our 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

Questions/support

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

Professor Lisabeth Hock, program director
313-577-4605 | lhock@wayne.edu

Gina Horwitz, senior major gift officer
313-577-9635 | gina.horwitz@wayne.edu

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.