Ways to Give

There are many ways to give to the Carlson School that also contribute to your own personal and financial goals.

Make a Gift Today

Three ways to make an immediate impact.

  1. Make a gift now using your credit card
  2. Send a check payable to the University of Minnesota Foundation.

    University of Minnesota Foundation
    C-M 9407
    P.O. Box 70870
    Saint Paul, MN 55170-9407

  3. Call our credit card hotline at 612-626-8560 or 800-775-2187 and leave your full name and phone number, the type of credit card, card number, expiration date, amount of your gift, and mention that your gift should be designated for the Carlson School.

If you would like to work with a Carlson School staff member directly, please contact Scott Persons at 612-626-7104.

Annual Gifts

The Annual Fund provides critical support that allows the Carlson School to address urgent needs and take advantage of unique opportunities as they arise. The Annual Fund provides the flexibility to support innovative new programs while sustaining our day-to-day operations.

Corporate Giving

The Carlson School works closely with corporations and foundations to match their interests with the School’s needs. Learn more at our Companies & Recruiters page.

Matching Gifts

You or your spouse may work for a corporation that matches charitable contributions. See if your company matches gifts to the University of Minnesota.

Planned Gifts

The University of Minnesota Foundation has information on many of the planned, deferred, and estate gift options for supporting the Carlson School.

  • Charitable Gift Annuities and Charitable Remainder Trust
    Make a gift and generate income for yourself and your family.
  • Charitable Lead Trusts
    Support Carlson now and still leave assets to your heirs.
  • Bequests
    Make a gift in your will.
  • Life Insurance
    Use a life insurance policy to make a future gift.
  • Planning Tools
    Publications and assistance for donors and professional advisors.
  • Letter of Intent
    Let us know if you have already provided for the Carlson School in your estate plan.

University of Minnesota Foundation

The University of Minnesota Foundation was established in 1962 by 21 alumni and friends. The Foundation advances the University's mission of teaching, research, and outreach to the community by raising and managing private dollars for scholarships, world-class faculty, leading-edge research, new facilities, and academic programs on all four campuses of the University of Minnesota.