A gift that honors a life.

A gift made in someone’s name is always a meaningful way to mark a special occasion or to remember or honor a beloved family member, respected friend or colleague.
A gift to The Henry Ford in honor or memory of a loved one is a wonderful tribute for any occasion. Not only will your gift be a lasting tribute, it will also provide critical funding The Henry Ford needs to maintain our unparalleled collections and share our stories of ingenuity, resourcefulness and innovation.

Honor and Memorial Gifts


Provide a place for rest and reflection. Choose a location for a park bench from a variety of places on The Henry Ford campus, and affix a bronze plaque* with your choice of inspirational message.

*2-by-6-inch raised-letter bronze plaque. 40 characters per line. Maximum 3 lines.


Educate learners of all ages. Work with the Benson Ford Research Center staff to select a book and place a printed bookplate* inside the front cover with your choice of wording.

*4-by-3.3-inch printed bookplate. Maximum 3 lines.

The Henry Ford also welcomes contributions in lesser amounts. All gifts will be recognized with an acknowledgement letter to the recipient; the gift amount will remain confidential. To learn more about our honor and memorial gifts or to get started, please contact the Office of Institutional Advancement at 313-982-6115 or email giving@thehenryford.org.