Donor recognition
How U of M donors are recognized

The generosity of donors has been critical in helping the University of Minnesota transform into a statewide, national, and international center of education, research, and outreach. Recognizing donors is an important way for the University to express its deep gratitude and show supporters how their generosity helps foster excellence and the drive to discover at the U of M.

Annual giving recognition

When their household contributions to any University campus or program total $1,000 or more during a calendar year, or when multiple gifts have been made in consecutive years, individuals and families are recognized as part of the leadership and loyalty annual giving program.

Lifetime giving recognition: the President's Club

Founded in 1963, the President's Club recognizes individuals, families, and organizations whose University-wide cumulative giving totals $100,000 or more.

Planned gift recognition: the President's Club Heritage Society

Donors making estate and other planned gifts are recognized as members of the Heritage Society, a part of the President's Club.

Donors also are recognized — or they can recognize someone else — through the naming opportunities available at the University.