The Bentley Historical Library will be closed for the day on Memorial Day – May 27, 2024


Make a Gift

hs10302With every donation—from a $10 online donation to a $1 million endowment—you invest in the Bentley’s enduring work, and open doors to discovery today and for the many generations of scholars yet to be born. We welcome gifts in honor of a person or a special occasion or in someone’s memory.

You can give directly online or learn about other ways to give that will have the most impact on the Bentley Historical Library.

Give Online


Give Via Check

Please make your check payable to the University of Michigan and include your full name, address, and daytime phone number.

Add a note in the memo line of your check to let us know how you would like to designate your gift:

  • Bentley Director’s Strategic Fund (324577)
  • Bentley Student Engagement Fund (324578)
  • Detroit Observatory Endowment Fund (309559)

Mail to:

Ceci Riecker
Director of Development
Bentley Historical Library
1150 Beal Avenue
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-2113

Give Via Phone

You may call the University of Michigan’s Office of Gift Administration at 1.888.518.7888 toll-free from 8am to 5pm EST Monday through Friday to make a gift to the Bentley.