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.
There are numerous ways to support the Law School in the way that best works for you, including:
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:
University of Minnesota Foundation
PO Box 860266
Minneapolis, MN 55486
Call Lizzy Beghelli, Assistant Director of Annual Giving at 612-624-0097 or email@example.com 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.
DAFs are administered by a public charity to which you make charitable gifts. DAF representatives can then recommend grants from the fund to the Law School. For additional information about how to recommend a grant to the Law School, contact David Jensen, Director of Advancement at (612) 625-2060 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.
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.
Planned gifts allow you to make a larger gift—and leave a greater legacy—than you might have thought possible. Planned gifts, such as bequests or a charitable trust, are a simple and impactful way to provide long-term support for Minnesota Law and to advance its mission into the future. For more information, see Planned Giving or contact David Jensen, Director of Advancement at (612) 625-2060 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Retirement assets or life insurance
Naming the Law School as a beneficiary of an IRA or other retirement plan, bank account, or life-insurance policy is a simple way to support the Law School. To learn more, contact David Jensen, Director of Advancement at (612) 625-2060 or email@example.com.
IRA Charitable Rollover
Individuals 70 1/2 or older can give directly to the Law School from an IRA without paying federal income tax. To learn more, contact David Jensen, Director of Advancement at (612) 625-2060 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
For additional information on how to support the Law School, please contact Lizzy Beghelli, Assistant Director of Annual Giving at 612-624-0097 or email@example.com