Ways to Give

Mail in a Gift to Support UMD

Make checks payable to the University of Minnesota Foundation and indicate your area of support in the memo section.

Gifts should be sent to:

University of Minnesota Foundation
PO Box 860266
Minneapolis, MN 55486-0266

"By making a multi-year pledge, we were able to ensure that the project we supported would succeed. We are very proud to support UMD athletics, both in competition and in supporting students’ academic goals. It is a great school, and we feel very rewarded being a part of it this way.”

-Michael and Heather Seyfer, Donors

Gifts support students through scholarships, graduate fellowships, research, study abroad opportunities, and student life activities. Gifts support faculty through endowed faculty positions and research. Whatever your personal passion, you make discovery happen with private gifts to UMD.

A variety of personal assets can be used to fund your charitable contribution to UMD.


Cash gifts of any size have an immediate impact on the UMD campus, college, or program of your choice. Your generosity enables us to meet our most urgent needs and carry out our mission on a daily basis.

You choose how your gift is used, giving you the opportunity to see the results of your generosity. You will also receive a charitable deduction on your federal income taxes, when you itemize. Make a secure gift online or by mailing in a gift form.

Stocks and Securities

Stock, bonds, treasuries, and mutual funds that have increased in value offer a great giving opportunity. Learn more about the securities transfer process.


These gifts include real estate (homes, cabins, commercial buildings, and farm land) or tangible personal property (artwork, book or antique collections, livestock, or crops). In some cases donors can continue to use the asset during their lifetime.

Retirement plan assets

One frequently overlooked way you can make a charitable contribution is by using your retirement plan assets such as an IRA or commercial annuities.

Life Insurance

Giving a life insurance policy to UMD can be a way to combine charitable objectives with tax advantages.