Ways to give

Monthly gifts

Automated monthly gifts to the U take the work out of supporting your favorite U cause all year round. 

Matching gifts

At no additional cost, you could effectively double, or perhaps even triple, the impact of your gift to the U of M.

Check or credit card gifts

Make one-time or monthly gifts to a myriad of U of M causes on our protected and secure website.

Endowment gifts

Gifts that create an endowment provide strength for the University and impact beyond a lifetime.

Faculty and staff

U employees can support a personal cause at the U, while strengthening their workplace and community.

Corporate and foundation giving

The U offers businesses and foundations great collaborative potential in the areas of education, research, and outreach.


Stocks, bonds, treasuries, and other securities that have appreciated in value create a great gift opportunity. 

Wills and trusts

Including a gift in your will or trust is a meaningful way to provide future support for the U of M.

Retirement assets or life insurance

Naming the U as a beneficiary of an IRA or other retirement plan, bank account, or life-insurance policy is a simple way to support the U.

Gifts that provide income

Charitable gift annuities and remainder trusts let donors give to the U, while providing lifetime income for themselves or others.

IRA charitable rollover

Individuals 70½ or older can give directly to the U from an IRA to without paying federal income tax. 

Real estate and other property

Real estate, tangible personal property, or commodities can be used to support important U of M causes.

Donor-advised funds

DAFs are administered by a public charity to which you make charitable gifts. DAF representatives can then recommend grants from the fund to the U.  


There are many ways to give a tribute gift to the University of Minnesota. There are variety options you can use to honor a loved one.