UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA FOUNDATION

Naming opportunities

Philanthropic naming provides recognition that creates a lasting legacy

Naming opportunities are offered to honor the generous support of individuals and organizations that have contributed in a significant way to the advancement of the University.

Gifts to the University may be named in honor of the donor or another individual or organization, and memorial gifts also may be named. Endowment funds may be named according to University policies.

Recommended amounts for named endowments

Endowed student support

  • Scholarship: $25,000
  • Graduate fellowship: $100,000

Endowed faculty positions (required minimums)

  • Chair: $2 million
  • Professorship: $1 million
  • Faculty fellowship: $500,000

Other support

  • Research fund: $200,000
  • Lecture series: $100,000
  • Library collection: $100,000
  • Strategic investments: $250,000