Partnership & Giving

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The number of older Americans (65+) in the US is growing at 300% the rate of the general population. We must find answers to the problems faced by older adults and their families. This can only be accomplished by combining quality research with a wide network of outreach.

The Institute of Gerontology is  one of the top gerontology research institutes in the nation – and the only one with an outreach and education program that reaches more than 5,000 older adults and professionals each year.. While our accomplishments have been great,  we can do more. Your gift can make a difference to our research, students and the communities we serve.

Individual Giving

Planned Giving

Making gifts for the benefit of others is an excellent way to affirm your values and priorities while refining your financial and estate planning. The Planned Gifts staff can help you create your legacy.

The Institute of Gerontology Endowment
Ensure the future of research at the Institute of Gerontology through a gift to the IOG Endowment Fund. This endowment will continue forever and alllow us to preserve the principal while using the earnings of approximately $70,000 per year for research, resources and administrative support.

Education Fund
One mission of the IOG is passing current knowledge to older adults, their families and the professionals that serve them. We provide annual conferences, smaller learning forums, a twice monthly colloquia series, an speaker's bureau, and a media department that generates an IOG newsletter and articles for local and national  publications. The funding for this effort is generated almost exclusively by our donors.

Corporate and Community Partners

The Institute of Gerontology is privileged to partner with local and national corporations and foundations dedicated to promoting successful aging in Detroit and beyond. Benefits for corporations who partner with the IOG include presence at outreach events and recognition on the IOG website.

For more information on any area of giving, contact Donna MacDonald at 313-664-2605 or


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