Giving to Nursing at Michigan
Nurse caring for an infant wrapped in blue and pink striped blankets.

Support the Nurses Who Are There for You and Our Patients

Nurses are with us when we are at our most vulnerable. They are the most important link between a patient and the health care system. And they have a unique understanding of how care should be delivered to best meet patient needs.

Nursing at Michigan is leading the way in developing care practices that make a difference. Your support of research, innovation, wellness, career development, and more gives our nurses the resources and encouragement they need to advance the ideas that improve care for patients everywhere.

A gift to Nursing at Michigan can:

  • Advance groundbreaking research that improves practices and standards of care 
  • Support nurses and honor their commitment to their patients 
  • Create opportunities for nurses to gain crucial knowledge and advance their careers 

Nurses are there for us in our times of need. Your support will show that we are there for them.  

Giving Opportunities
Nursing at Michigan
Your gift helps Michigan nurses deliver continued excellence in patient care. This support honors the commitment of our 6,000+ nurses, serving in all roles, to advance their professional development, research and world-class nursing practices.
Support nursing excellence
Dr. Margaret Calarco Professional Development Fund
This nursing professional development fund supports educational initiatives that help nurses advance their knowledge and ability to provide exemplary care. The fund promotes innovation and sharing of new methods that improve patient outcomes.
Support nursing innovation
Ryan Michael Keating Nursing Award for Preceptor Excellence
Ryan Michael Keating was a respected and beloved Registered Nurse in the Critical Care Medicine Unit at Michigan Medicine. This fund will grant awards annually to a deserving nurse who provides support and mentoring to colleagues at the unit level.
Inspire our nurses
Together, we are improving and saving lives.

Learn more about how donor generosity supports research and innovation in nursing


I often thought about how hard it would be to be a nurse or tech. You have to be a truly special person to do what you do every day. We just wanted to let you know that we saw you, we want to thank you, and we appreciate you.

Carrie and Jason Hockstra
Pictured with the U-M nurses who cared for their daughter, Clara
Carrie and Jason Hockstra          Pictured with the U-M nurses who cared for their daughter, Clara
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A Family’s Cancer Journey and Loss Inspire an Oncology Nursing Excellence Award
Julie was a master gardener who grew up on a fruit farm in southwest Michigan. She also had a family history of cancer, which sadly foreshadowed her own ovarian cancer diagnosis.
Alan Bergmooser
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Memorial Gifts Helping Transplant Nurses Improve Patient Care
When Alan Bergmooser, 58, passed away unexpectedly at his home on January 17, 2021, his friends and family wanted to celebrate his life and make a difference for others.
Dr. Martin Tuck (third from left) with son-in-law Ben, son Jeremy, and daughter Alison.
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Donor Gift Makes Michigan Medicine First in Country with Interactive Recharge Room
In spring 2021, Michigan Medicine became the first health care system in the Midwest to bring Recharge Rooms to its employees.
Nurse educating a patient who is holding a heart model
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CVC Nursing Team Thanks Donor for Improving Care and Safety of Heart Transplant Patients
On July 20, 2022, the nursing team in the University of Michigan Health Frankel Cardiovascular Center (FCVC) hosted a special virtual Zoom session with honored guest Daniel Silverman...
Ryan Michael Keating
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Gift for Nursing Excellence Award Helps Family to Honor Son
Ryan Michael Keating’s friends and colleagues say he had a kind heart and helping spirit. A registered nurse in the University of Michigan Health Critical Care Medicine...
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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