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No-Fault: Fix It, Don't Nix It15-May-2017

"Bad Behavior Also Applies to Insurance Companies" Thanks to the FREEP’s JC Reindl for an informative overview of Michigan’s auto no-fault situation. The series shines in underscoring.. Read More...

Capitol Day, Annual Meeting, and Spring Fling03-Apr-2017

On Wednesday, May 17th, we will be gathering in the Mackinaw Room for Capitol Day 2017. It's a chance for brain injury survivors, their friends and family members, caregivers, and professionals to.. Read More...

March is Brain Injury Awareness Month02-Mar-2017

March is Brain Injury Awareness Month. Throughout this month, BIAMI has various activities, events, initiatives, and special programming across the state. A few notable events lined up include our.. Read More...

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BIA HOME : Get Involved

Get Involved

Thank you for your interest in supporting the efforts of the Brain Injury Association of Michigan. Your contribution will help improve the lives of thousands of brain injury survivors and their families each year by funding essential community outreach and support programs; critical advocacy efforts to protect Michigan’s exemplary system of brain injury medical and rehabilitative care; and continuing education for both brain injury survivors and professionals. That translates into fuller, more meaningful lives for Michigan’s estimated 200,000 brain injury survivors.

Questions about Giving, Sponsorship, Advertising, or Fundraising? Contact Alexandra Weston at (810) 229-5880

Where does the money go?

Donate Now!

... or mail your gift to the Brain Injury Association of Michigan, 7305 Grand River, Suite 100, Brighton, MI 48114. Checks should be made payable to the Brain Injury Association of Michigan and note in the memo line the check is a donation. You may also make a gift by phone by calling us at (810) 229-5880.

Funding for brain injury support, advocacy, prevention, education and research comes from individual donors and from organizations whose work is aligned with our mission. Guidestar logoYour gift helps us to continue our mission to be The Voice of Brain Injury. Our collaborative partners include government agencies, corporations, foundations and membership organizations.

Download a copy of our 2014 Annual Report. Click on GuideStar to view the full IRS 990 and other documents for the Brain Injury Association of Michigan.

The Association is registered with the State of Michigan’s Attorney General’s Charitable Trust section (MICS 12846). All forms are available by contacting the Association (via e-mail or by phone at (810) 229-5880).

Membership

How We Serve ↓

The BIAMI is comprised of (and serves as the critical link between) persons with a brain injury, their families, and the extensive network of rehabilitation centers, treatment facilities, care providers, programs and professionals that serve them across the state.

Becoming a member provides direct access to the many support services, treatment programs and social activity options offered by this network of care through the following membership levels and their corresponding benefits.

Membership Levels & Annual Fee ↓

Membership Options (click here to view)

Membership Brochure -
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Annual Benefits ↓

All Levels:
• Participation in local chapter and support group meetings and activities
• Invitation to BIAMI Spring Fling and Annual Meeting
• Discount for BIAMI Annual Fall Conference (the largest of its kind in the country)
• Discounts for all other educational conferences and webinars in our Continuing Education Series
• BIAMI “Brain Power” newsletter
• BIAMI “Policy Update” monthly e-newsletter
• BIAA Quarterly publication “The Challenge” e-mailed
• Enrollment in BIAA Policy Corner

Become a Member ↓

Thank you for your interest in becoming a member of the Brain Injury Association of Michigan. Your membership will help us to improve the lives of thousands of brain injury survivors and their families each year by funding essential community outreach and support programs; critical advocacy efforts to protect Michigan’s exemplary system of brain injury medical and rehabilitative care; and continuing education for both brain injury survivors and professionals. That translates into fuller, more meaningful lives for Michigan’s estimated 200,000 brain injury survivors.

To become a member, fax, scan, or mail your completed membership form to the staff@biami.org, Fax: 810-229-8947, 7305 Grand River, Suite 100, Brighton, MI 48114.

For questions regarding membership, contact Allie Weston or the office at 810-229-5880.



Form for Survivor, Individual or Sustaining Members: Individual Membership Form

Form for Corporate Members: Individual Membership Form

Individual Giving

General Donations ↓

The Brain Injury Association of Michigan is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization. Contributions are tax deductible. You can make a general contribution the Association or indicate a particular area or program to have the funds dedicated too.

Tributes & Memorials ↓

We welcome you to make a donation to BIAMI to honor someone, show thanks or appreciation, recognize a special event or holiday in someone’s name. Making a memorial tribute is also a great way to honor a colleague, deceased family member or friend’s memory.

Adopt a Family ↓

Among the trials faced by survivors of brain injury and their families is the struggle to make ends meet. Many people want to step up during the holidays to assist families in need, but these families are faced with the challenge of providing for their families year round. We welcome grocery and/or gas cards that we distribute among these families. The need is always there, please consider giving today.

United Way Giving ↓

You can participate in your local United Way’s Annual Campaign to raise money and support BIAMI.

Matching Gifts ↓

You may be able to double the value of your gift! Prior to making a donation, please check with your employer to see if the company offers a matching gift program. It may be necessary to obtain a matching gift form through your company’s personnel department. The Association is happy to help in this process.

Planned Giving ↓

Have you considered leaving BIAMI in your estate? If you are interested in a planned giving opportunity, charitable bequests, or gift annuities please contact Alexandra Weston at (810) 229-5880.

Host a Fundraiser ↓

Want to host an event to raise awareness and funds for the BIAMI? Check out the proposal application and guidelines information.

Guidelines

Things to Consider First

Proposal Application

Corporate Giving

Sponsorship & Advertising ↓

Becoming a corporate partner of the BIAMI will have a positive influence on your organization and demonstrate your leadership as a community conscious organization.

To review the various opportunities for Corporate Sponsorship, please download our Corporate Sponsorship Brochure and be sure to review our information on Exceptional Operating Sponsors.

Also, check out our information on sponsoring Webinars.

Cause-Related Marketing ↓

Interested in working with the Brain Injury Association of Michigan on a cause-related marketing campaign? Contact us today to get started on a plan. We will work with your business (small or large) on a mutually beneficial marketing campaign. Please contact Tom Constand, Vice President of Development and Marketing at (810) 229-5880.

Foundation Giving ↓

Local and national family, private, and community foundation grants support many outstanding programs ranging from innovative research initiatives to program support for community outreach and education. For more information about how your foundation can participate, please contact Tom Constand, Vice President of Development and Marketing at (810) 229-5880.

Benefits of Corporate Giving ↓

A $295 annual corporate membership provides you with:

• Two (2) individual members (the president and corporate contact)
• Discounted Annual Fall Conference rate
• Discounts for all other educational conferences and seminars
• A descriptive listing on the BIAMI Online Directory, featuring listing
• Newsletter subscriptions
   – The quarterly BIAA newsletter, The Challenge
   – The BIAMI newsletter, Brain Power
   – Monthly BIAMI Updates
• Additional members can be added for $40 ea. (savings of $8 per member off Individual Rate).

Your corporate membership will allow us to provide assistance, increase our statewide outreach, grow our educational programs, and enhance our advocacy efforts.

Volunteer Opportunities

Lend a Helping Hand ↓

Simply put, our volunteers are the lifeblood of the BIAMI. Whether you have a background in event planning, or simply enjoy the camaraderie of volunteering and want to get more involved, we welcome you with open arms! The number of events, conferences and fundraisers we produce every year provide countless opportunities for volunteer involvement. From event strategy, planning and logistics to tactical onsite execution, there is a role and responsibility for everyone’s interests.

Interested in helping out? Fantastic!

Check out our list of events and conferences by clicking here. Then, contact us at info@biami.org and let us know your specific interests, or simply fill out this volunteer form and submit it to us. We will contact you within a week and get you started.

Thank you for your interest in volunteering — we’ve got a spot for you!

Events

Legacy Society ↓

In 1999, the Brain Injury Association of Michigan's Legacy Society was established to develop a perpetual fund from which the investment income will provide the financial base of operation support for the organization.

• Develop an endowment
• Provide funds to support the BIAMI's general operations or as directed by its board of directors
• Promote the visibility and growth of the Brain Injury Association of Michigan
• Recognize major donors and contributors

To become a member: An individual or family is welcome to join the Society. There are no requirements for joining other than a willingness to support the mission and programs of the Brain Injury Association of Michigan, as well as the desire to contribute financially as described by the financial categories.

The Brain Injury Association of Michigan's Legacy Society recognizes its newest contributing members at the Annual Spring Tribute Dinner. In addition, selected individuals who have contributed to the brain injury field, or have shown a demonstrated leadership in working to improve lives of persons with brain injuries or their families are selected as an honorary member.

Eastern and Western Grand Invitationals ↓

These golf outings have been two of our major fundraising events to benefit the Association. The proceeds from the Eastern and Western Grand Invitational will benefit the Brain Injury Association of Michigan and all of its statewide chapters.


“No brain injury is too mild to ignore, nor too severe to lose hope.”