Ways to Give
Thank you for your interest in supporting the Law School. Your generosity provides necessary funding for student financial aid, curriculum development, faculty support, and experiential necessary to keep the Law School at the forefront of legal education.
For your convenience, we have several giving options for you to choose from:
Online giving by credit card
One of the quickest and easiest ways to give is to make a gift online.
Provide valuable support to what’s important to you, on a schedule that is manageable for your budget and busy lifestyle. You can set up your monthly contribution online safely and securely by visiting the Law School’s giving page and checking the “make this a monthly gift” box
Giving by check
Make checks payable to the University of Minnesota Foundation, designating the Law School in the note area. Mail to:
Office of Advancement
University of Minnesota Law School
321 Walter F. Mondale Hall
229 19th Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN 55455
Call (612) 626-8539 with questions.
Giving by phone
Please call the Office of Advancement to make your gift by phone at 612-626-8539
At no additional cost, you could effectively double, or perhaps even triple, the impact of your gift. Many companies offer programs that match charitable contributions from their employees at rates as high as 2 to 1 or even 3 to 1.
Once you have made your gift as directed above, you can find out if your employer has a matching gift program.
If you find your employer in the database, request a matching gift form from your human resources department. Send the completed form, including gift information, to:
University of Minnesota Foundation
200 Oak Street SE, Suite 500
Minneapolis, MN 55455
Gifts of stock and other securities
Making a gift of appreciated stock and other securities is easy. The University of Minnesota Foundation has accounts with most major brokerage firms, so a transfer can be as simple as a phone call and a written confirmation. For tax purposes, your gift is considered complete on the day that you turn over control of the securities. The value of the gift is its fair market value on that day, and you pay no tax on the capital gains. If the securities are traded daily on a recognized exchange, the value is the average between the high and low prices for that day.
For the latest instructions about making a stock gift, visit the University of Minnesota Foundation website.
For instructions on wiring cash to the University of Minnesota Foundation, please contact Heidi Jung at 612-624-4888 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Gifts in kind
The Law School can accept valuable art or museum objects, books, historical documents, manuscripts, equipment and other gifts of this kind. Some of these possessions otherwise may be subject to an estate tax upon the death of the owner. If you donate such valuable objects, you may claim a charitable income tax deduction and you will know that your gifts will be treated with care and protected by Law School scholars and specialists.
Planned gifts include those designated in a donor’s will, as well as some that can provide a donor with income for life. For more information, see Planned Giving.
A strong endowment ensures that there is an enduring source of funding for immediate and future needs. Endowments grow over time to create a legacy of learning, research, and scholarship as they extend the impact of the donor’s generosity beyond a lifetime. Donors interested in exploring the possibility of making a larger lasting investment in the Law School through an endowed gift should contact David Jensen, Director of Advancement at (612) 625-2060 or email@example.com.