Giving Opportunities


Show your support for the Department of Mechanical Engineering by making your gift through Michigan State University's secure online gift processing system. This is an easy, fast, and safe way to give to the Department of Mechanical Engineering programs of your choice. This credit card-based system authorizes your transaction in real time. We do not record or keep your credit card information at the Department of Mechanical Engineering. 

By Mail

You may mail a check payable to Michigan State University to:

Stephan Bates
College of Engineering, MSU

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

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Gifts of Securities

Gifts of securities can be made easily through your broker, who can transfer shares electronically to the university. MSU has accounts with multiple brokerage firms. Please contact University Development at (800) 232-4678 or (517) 884-1000 to obtain the necessary information to complete a stock gift.

Gifts of Equipment or Materials

The Department of Mechanical Engineering accepts gifts in kind of new or gently used equipment for use by current students on campus in East Lansing. In return, donors are provided with a tax receipt and gift credit to MSU.

Make a gift via bequest

The Department of Mechanical Engineering is dedicated to helping you fulfill your charitable intentions by including charitable giving strategies in your comprehensive estate plan. You can fulfill philanthropic goals, reduce income taxes, avoid capital gains and estate taxes, retain a life income, increase spendable income, and/or reduce the cost of estate settlement, all while enjoying the satisfaction of knowing that you’ve provided significant future financial support for the Department of Mechanical Engineering. Planned gifts can take many forms, including charitable bequests, gifts of retirement plan assets, gifts of new or existing whole-life insurance policies, and a variety of trusts and gift annuities.

For more information, please visit MSU's Office of Development at You may read MSU's "Guide to Giving" here. You may also contact Stephen Bates, Senior Director of Development, at (517) 355-8339.