Cash Gifts

Gifts made by cash, check, or credit card are the most common types of donation. Please make all checks payable to the Mike Gary Athletic Fund. The Gary Fund accepts VISA, MasterCard, and Discover.


Matching Gifts

Many companies match gifts made to the Mike Gary Athletic Fund and these donations, at no cost to you, may double the value of your gift. Matching gift forms can be obtained from your employer.



Appreciated stocks are a great option to use as charitable gifts as they may allow you to avoid capital gains taxes, receive credit for a charitable gift and maximize your giving ability.



An endowment of a student-athlete scholarship, specific team operation, coaching position or other program need provides annual funding for WMU Athletics in perpetuity. The principle of your gift is invested and the annual return portion is used to fund the designated need.


Planned Gifts

Planned and deferred gifts give you the ability to support WMU Athletics and create a legacy at the same time. Donations can be made through estate gifts, insurance policies, gift annuities, real estate, securities and other planned-giving options.


In-Kind Gifts

Contributions of goods and services allow WMU Athletics to minimize expenses and provide you charitable gift credit. All in-kind gift donations must be approved by the Gary Fund Director.


On-line Giving

For convenience and ease, donations may be made on-line at Please click the “Make a Gift” button for donation instructions. All gift applications may also be printed and mailed to the Mike Gary Athletic Fund.


Tax Information

All gifts made to the Mike Gary Athletic Fund are considered charitable donations in accordance with the rules and regulations of the Western Michigan University Foundation. Special rules and limitations may apply so please consult your tax advisor for information on your specific situation.


Every contribution – your contribution – makes a difference!