Employee Giving

Support a cause and strengthen your workplace community

Jennifer Webb

"I give to the General Scholarship Fund in the Art & Design Department because I know how much it means for our students to be supported inside and outside the classroom. The scholarship funds allow our students to study abroad, buy much needed art & design supplies, or attend design camp. Even a small donation can have a big impact."

Jennifer Web, Associate Professor of Art History, Department of Art and Design

Praveen Aggarwal


"To me, giving is a simple act of acknowledgement of all that I have received over the years. I wouldn’t be where I am if it weren’t for the generous and selfless support of those who cared about me. When I give, I honor those who believed in me. It is my small way of conveying my heartfelt gratitude to them."

Dr. Praveen Aggarwal, LSBE Associate Dean

Join your colleagues and make a difference!

Every day, the University of Minnesota Duluth transforms lives, advances new approaches to research, protects and sustains our planet, and drives innovation. And every day, we faculty and staff members bring these objectives to life.

Support the areas that mean the most to you. Make a monthly or one-time gift, or give through payroll deduction. Every gift counts!

Employee giving FAQ

What do gifts support and how will gifts be used?

Faculty and staff are encouraged to give to any area that is important to them. Gifts to any UMD collegiate unit, department, or purpose count. Click here to search for an area to support.

What are the goals for the faculty staff campaign?

Our overriding goal is to deepen the culture and habit of giving among faculty and staff. Every gift, no matter the size, brings us closer to realizing this vision. Our primary strategy is to increase overall giving participation among all employees, active and retired.

Last fiscal year, nearly 200 faculty and staff gave to UMD for a total of almost half a million dollars! This participation demonstrates employees’ commitment to the mission of the University.

Who is being asked to give?

We are inviting all faculty and staff—all employee classifications, part-time and full-time—plus University retirees, to participate.

When will faculty and staff be invited to give?

Employees can give to the University at any time of year. Employees may also receive additional communication from areas they support at the U.

Why are employees being asked to give when they already give their time and expertise?

First, the University of Minnesota Duluth is a nonprofit. It increasingly relies on private support to sustain its levels of excellence. As a nonprofit, UMD is transforming lives, advancing new approaches to research, protecting and sustaining our planet, and driving innovation. Faculty, staff, and retirees play a special role at the heart of this work. This campaign gives us the opportunity to bring to light the power of the work faculty and staff do every day and celebrate the tremendous commitment they have to the work UMD is doing by providing personal financial support.

Secondly, faculty and staff financial support represents much more than dollars. Employee participation is also about signaling the critical role faculty and staff members play as the heart of the institution. 

How can faculty and staff give?

  • Recurring credit card, biweekly payroll deduction, and one-time credit card gifts can all be set up online.

  • Employees are encouraged to support their favorite UMD causes and take advantage of matches and prizes available on the University’s giving day, Give to the Max Day.

  • Estate and planned gifts allow a donor to leave money or assets, including retirement plan assets, upon his or her death. For more information, contact UMD at 218-726-7989 or [email protected] .

  • Cash, check, or money order can be mailed, along with a gift form, to:

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