Heritage Society

The University of Minnesota Heritage Society recognizes individuals who have generously made estate or other planned gifts to benefit the University of Minnesota.

Planned gifts provide valuable support for our students, faculty, and programs across the University’s five campuses, and they help to sustain and strengthen our mission for future generations.

Heritage Society community

Today there are nearly 4,000 members of the University of Minnesota Heritage Society, ranging in age from 30 to 100. They live in Minnesota, across the country, and around the world. They are alumni, faculty, staff, grateful patients, and friends whose passions are as diverse as the University of Minnesota itself. Their giving takes varied approaches to advancing knowledge and improving lives.

The Heritage Society reflects the vibrancy of individual values as well as the culture of giving that is shared by its members. By becoming a member of the Heritage Society, you are sharing what you value most with future generations.

Becoming a member

If you have included the University of Minnesota as a beneficiary of your estate or other planned gift, please let us know so we can welcome you into the Heritage Society. If you have not yet done so, we invite you to consider some of the following ways you can make a planned gift to support the areas of the University that are most important to you:

• Include a gift in your will or trust.
• Name the University of Minnesota as a beneficiary of a retirement plan, life insurance policy, or bank or investment account.
• Makeagift that provides lifetime income to your loved ones.
• Give a remainder interest in a home or farm.

As with any gift to the University, you may direct your gift to the campus, college, or program that is most important to you.

If you have already designated an estate or other planned gift to the University of Minnesota, thank you! Please visit z.umn.edu/estategift to let us know how you would like your gift to be used.