We are working diligently to eliminate the burden of depression and bipolar disorders. We need your help to move the most promising research forward. 

This is an exciting time for progress in our field, and investments will make all the difference. Through your engagement and support we can truly make an impact to improve mental health outcomes across our communities.

For additional information about the Eisenberg Family Depression Center or to make a gift, please contact:

Beth Dochinger, CFRE
Development Officer
Office of Development
777 E. Eisenhower Pkwy, Suite 650
Ann Arbor, MI  48108


A letter from the director

Dr. Srijan Sen

In the Eisenberg Family Depression Center’s first 20 years, we realized the vision of developing an impressive, expanding platform of interdisciplinary research, clinical translation, education, and public policy that is recognized as the national prototype for emerging depression centers around the country. We still have much to accomplish in our third decade and beyond, and we are fully committed to taking on the challenges that lie ahead, but we cannot do it alone.

Our ability to generate new knowledge, translate it into effective clinical practice, and provide hope to those who suffer and to their families is largely dependent upon private gifts. We are seeking financial support from those who wish to join in our mission to improve the lives of those affected by depression and bipolar disorder. Each gift represents a crucial contribution to our progress, and we are thankful for every gift we receive.

As it has from the start, philanthropy will continue to play a pivotal role in fueling our momentum into our third decade, and there are many ways in which you can help. If your questions aren’t answered on this website, please send us an email and we will get back to you as soon as possible. We would be happy to help you by matching your interests with one of our many needs.

We are grateful to the many donors who have partnered with us to achieve a new era of care and have positioned us to continue leading a global response to the complex challenges of depressive and bipolar illnesses. Together, we will conquer these disorders.


Srijan Sen, M.D., Ph.D.

Frances and Kenneth Eisenberg Professor of Depression and Neurosciences
Director, Frances and Kenneth Eisenberg and Family Depression Center 

Other ways to give

Planned giving

A number of gift vehicles, such as charitable remainder trusts, charitable gift annuities, and lead trusts offer tax benefits and provide income during the lifetime of the benefactor and spouse or others.

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Community fundraising

Create your own fundraising event for the Eisenberg Family Depression Center. Golf outing, an auction, 5k walk or run or gala—the list is endless and so is your creativity. We provide dedicated support to our community fundraisers and will work with you to make your event a success.

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Voices of support

There is something each of us can do to strengthen the fight against depression. Passionate individuals have used their voice to support the Eisenberg Family Depression Center and play an active role in building a future without depression.

Read Their Stories