Law School

Ways to Give

The Law School’s fundraising efforts are coordinated with the University of Minnesota Foundation, which manages gift and endowment accounts for academic and other units that are beneficiaries throughout the University of Minnesota. The Foundation also provides gift receipts to our donors.

Online giving by credit card

One of the quickest and easiest ways to give:

Monthly giving

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 following these directions:

  1. Go online to the Law School’s giving page.
  2. Enter in the amount you want to give each month ($5 minimum).
  3. Check the box “Make this a monthly gift.”
  4. Complete the payment information using Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Discover, or a direct deduction from your bank account.

Matching gifts

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. To find out if your company has a matching gift program, please enter your employer’s name below.

Make a gift online as directed above, then search to see if your employer offers a match.

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

Giving by check

Make checks payable to the University of Minnesota Foundation, designating the Law School in the note area. Mail to:

Dinah Zebot
Director of Annual Giving
University of Minnesota Law School
229 19th Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN 55455

Call (612) 626-8671 with questions.

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’s website.

Wire transfers

For instructions on wiring cash to the University of Minnesota Foundation, please contact Heidi Jung at 612-624-4888 or

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 giving

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 go here.

Contact Information

University of Minnesota Law School

Walter F. Mondale Hall | 229 19th Avenue South | Minneapolis, MN 55455

P: 612-625-1000

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