Ways to Support BMI
Support Our Speaker Series
Donate to our on-going “Migration Dialogues” speaker series, which features cutting-edge migration-related research conducted by national experts in disciplines such as Mexican American Studies, Cultural Studies, Sociology, History, Anthropology, Political Science, and Geography.
Support BMI Research
Support existing BMI research projects examining 1) migrant deaths along the US-Mexico border, 2) the social consequences of mass deportation, 3) Binational Barriers to Care, 4) the relationship between immigration enforcement and housing precarity, or 5) educational goal setting behavior among children in transnational families. Donors can also choose to support new, emerging pilot projects conducted by BMI.
Support Our Graduate Students
Donate to the Binational Migration Institute’s general fund to support graduate student scholarships, academic conference travel, and M.A. & Ph.D. research projects.
Visit the UA Foundation secure gift giving website for the Binational Migration Institute to complete your donation information. To donate to a specific area, such as those listed above, please indicate where you'd like your gift to go in the "designate your gift to a specific area or another fund" field online.
You will receive a confirmation email from the Foundation as well as a "Thank You" email from us!
Please contact Anna Ochoa O'Leary, BMI co-director, at firstname.lastname@example.org, or Erin Tyo, business manager for the Department of Mexican American studies, at email@example.com, if you have any problems.
Donate by Check
Make your check payable to University of Arizona Foundation/BMI, enter "BMI" in the memo field, and mail it to:
UArizona Dept. of Mexican American Studies
Attn: Erin Tyo
PO Box 210023
Tucson AZ 85721-0023
Frequently Asked Questions
Yes. Should you wish to donate stocks, bonds, securities or mutual funds, please contact the University of Arizona Foundation and specify the Binational Migration Institute as the recipient. You may also contact the development office in the College of Social & Behavioral Sciences to assist you with the transaction.
Yes. Please make your check payable to the University of Arizona Foundation/BMI and mail it to:UArizona Dept. of Mexican American Studies
Attn: Erin Tyo
PO Box 210023
Tucson AZ 85721-0023 If the gift is for a specific fund, please include the information on the memo line of the check.
Please contact the development office in the College of Social & Behavioral Sciences. We will work with you and the gift planning office at the University of Arizona Foundation to set up your estate gift for the Binational Migration Institute.
No. You may donate to a charity directly from your IRA through a qualified charitable distribution. If your RMD is $5,000 and you typically give $5,000 to charity each year, you can donate that money and not be taxed.
Please include the information about the person you would like to honor on the online transaction page or with a note attached to your personal check. If you are interested in establishing an endowment in their name, please contact the development office in the College of Social & Behavioral Sciences. We will work with you to establish a fund for the Binational Migration Institute by working with the University of Arizona Foundation.
Please contact the development office in the College of Social & Behavioral Sciences. We will provide you with instructions to make a wire transfer or ACH transfer to support the Binational Migration Institute.
Yes. You will need to provide your personal information so you can be credited for the gift.
If you want your gift to be acknowledged as anonymous, please note this on the online transaction page. You may also write “anonymous” in the memo field of your check.
Yes. Pledges include a commitment to a specific amount and payment schedule. Pledges may be paid over a period of five years from the time of the commitment in annual, semiannual or quarterly installments. Pledge payments may be in the form of cash, credit or debit card charges or wire or securities transfers.
Donors interested in making a five-year pledge should contact the development office in the College of Social & Behavioral Sciences. We can provide you with the forms to make your commitment to the Binational Migration Institute.
An endowment is a managed investment that provides annual income to meet the current and future needs of students and faculty in the Binational Migration Institute. You can establish an endowment with a gift of cash or stock or through a planned gift, then name the endowment in honor of an individual or organization. Endowments can also support faculty chairs, scholarships, programs or research. Through the investment with the University of Arizona Foundation, the endowment’s annual payout rate equals 4 percent. The minimum amount for an endowment is $25,000.
Please contact the development office in the College of Social & Behavioral Sciences. We can provide you with the forms to set up an endowment for the Binational Migration Institute.
The University of Arizona Foundation Tax ID Number is 86-6050388.
Yes. There are non-monetary assets of property, such as stocks and securities, real estate and other items requiring nominal effort to convert into cash. To determine if your item is an appropriate gift-in-kind, please contact the development office in the College of Social & Behavioral Sciences.
Yes. Six percent of your philanthropic gift is allocated to support campus fundraising efforts. You can find details on the 6 percent fee here. The administrative fee is charged on all gifts of $1,000 or more.