Giving to the Eisenberg Family Depression Center
Polly Gipson and colleagues looking at a red piece of paper

Dedicated to Discovery, Poised to Make an Impact

Transforming how depression and related disorders are addressed.

Depression does not discriminate, affecting people across age, gender, ethnicity, economic background, and more. Many lose hope of ever getting better. In the pandemic’s wake, the need for novel and transformative breakthroughs to provide relief to those suffering is especially critical.

At the Eisenberg Family Depression Center, we are known for our legacy of ground-breaking approaches to diagnosing, treating, and preventing mental illness. But it is not enough. Bringing about meaningful change for those suffering from depression requires a change in our models of research and care. Only then can we relieve the burden of mental illness for those struggling and their families.

 Join us by supporting our efforts to:

  • Accelerate discovery by advancing novel research
  • Bolster and grow existing areas of success
  • Expand our potential by forging faculty connections across the center and U-M’s campus
  • Translate research to help those who are suffering today
  • Incorporate precision health, digital technology, and data science to address depression
  • Innovate to serve individuals, families, communities, and populations

Our team works together and across disciplines to improve outcomes and quality of life for men, women, and children who suffer from depression’s debilitating effects.

Join us! Your generosity will have a great impact on our progress and will help people everywhere.

Giving Opportunities
Executive Director's Innovation Fund
Gifts are used to support the initiatives at the Eisenberg Family Depression Center that show the greatest promise, at the discretion of the Executive Director. With your help, we are able to address our most innovative strategies to achieve the highest i
Give to our greatest needs
School and Community Education Outreach
Gifts support the continued development and implementation of multi-tiered approaches to depression awareness and suicide prevention education, training and support programs for school personnel, students and the community.
Inspire healthy kids
Heinz C. Prechter Bipolar Research Fund
The Prechter Bipolar Research Fund collects and maintains a repository of longitudinal clinical, genetic, and biological data to fuel collaborative research on the causes, prevention, and treatment of bipolar disorder.
Advance innovative research
John F. Greden, MD Legacy Research Fund
Gifts will be used to carry on Dr. Greden’s commitment to pursuing personalized treatments for depression and related illnesses through cutting-edge research and discovery.
Advance mental health research

With your help, we are working in schools, college campuses, and communities. We are empowering individuals and populations to detect depression earlier, understand it, prevent its progression, counteract stigma, intervene, and save lives.

Stephanie Salazar, MPH
Education and Outreach Program Manager, Eisenberg Family Depression Center
Partner With Us

We would be pleased to discuss your interests and goals — and the impact your gift can have. We can connect you with faculty and staff, identify where your help is most needed, and share how giving can provide personal satisfaction as well as financial and tax benefits.

Beth Dochinger Beth S. Dochinger, CFRE
Development Officer