Support JYM and its Students


Please support JYM in this time of crisis and for the future.

The impact of COVID-19 on JYM has been unprecedented. For the first time in 67 years we had to suspend the JYM program: students already in Munich returned to the US in March 2020. Thanks to the talent and creativity of our team--and with your support--we will weather this storm, however. This summer, we offered five innovative courses in a virtual format. While the international travel situation continues to stabilize, we will aso provide remote programming in the fall, including Munich-based instruction and virtual internships and a new course for alumni. We optimistically look forward to returning students to Munich in 2021.

Please help us to continue to address the present and plan for the future by clicking on “Give Online to JYM.” Currently, we are encouraging our supporters to select from the drop-down menu either the Söder and Ferguson Next Generation Fund--an endowment generously established by Steve Stambaugh (JYM 71-72) to honor past Progran Director, Dr. Mark Ferguson and current Resident Director, Dr. Hans-Peter Söder--or the “Junior Year in Munich Annual Operating Fund,” which will help us with expenses incurred due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Or if you prefer, print this JYM Donation Form and mail it to the address indicated.


Ever since JYM awarded its first scholarship in 1954, many students have depended on JYM for scholarship assistance to help finance their participation in the program. Click on "Give Online to JYM" and select the scholarship fund you wish to support from this drop-down menu. Or if you prefer, print this JYM Donation Form and mail it to the address indicated.

JYM has two types of Scholarship Funds: Endowed Funds and Annual Funds

1) Endowed Scholarship Funds

Gifts to these funds are added to their principal so that the endowments grow. As the endowments increase over time, so too does the amount of scholarship assistance available.

Dr. Marianne Riegler Endowed Scholarship Fund
Söder and Ferguson Next Generation Fund
Prof. Marvin S. Schindler Endowed Junior Year in Munich Scholarship Fund
• The Howard Adler Endowed Scholarship Fund (JYM Class of 1971-72)
• The Susan Henricksen Thompson and Robert Ward Thompson Endowed Scholarship Fund (JYM Class of 1975-76)

2) Annual Scholarships

JYM depends on annual gift-giving to provide these scholarships. The number and amount of the scholarship awards we can distribute depends entirely on the amount of donations received each year.

• Junior Year in Munich Scholarship (our general scholarship fund which we need to replenish each year)
Timothy Dolan Memorial Scholarship Fund (JYM Class of 1980-81)
Ron Strube Memorial Scholarship Fund (JYM Class of 1978-79)
• Edwin Stone Memorial Scholarship (JYM Class of 1991-92)


Gifts to Wayne State University's Junior Year in Munich program are tax-deductible as allowable by law. WSU is tax exempt under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code, classified as a publicly supported educational organization and listed annually in Publication 78 of the Cumulative List of Organizations described in Section 170(c) of the Code. Wayne State University's Federal tax-free ID number is 38-6028429.

Planned Gifts and Legacy Giving

After you have made plans to care for your family and loved ones, please consider a legacy gift through your estate plans that will transform the lives of future JYM students for years to come. Wayne State University can assist you as you consider planned giving opportunities that will directly and exclusively benefit the JYM program and its students, including . . .

• A bequest in a will or trust
• Publicly traded stocks or bonds
• Life-income gifts
• Retirement fund assets
• Life insurance
• Charitable lead trusts

Please feel free to contact us at any time if you have questions about making a gift to JYM:

Professor Lisabeth Hock, JYM Program Director
Tel 313-577-4605


Gina Horwitz, Senior Major Gift Officer
College of Liberal Arts & Sciences
Tel. (313) 577-9635