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 is to visit the University of Minnesota Foundation’s Law School gifts page.
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:
- Go online to the Law School’s giving page.
- Enter in the amount you want to give each month ($5 minimum).
- Check the box “Make this a monthly gift.”
- Complete the payment information using Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Discover, or a direct deduction from your bank account.
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 by searching here.
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:
Assistant Director of Annual Giving
University of Minnesota Law School
321 Walter F. Mondale Hall
229 19th Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN 55455
Call (612) 625-6584 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 website.
For instructions on wiring cash to the University of Minnesota Foundation, please contact Heidi Jung at 612-624-4888 or email@example.com.
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.