There are many ways to support our talented students and also advance your own personal and financial goals.

Make Your Gift Today

Four easy ways for you to have an immediate impact:

  • Make your gift online now using a credit card
  • 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

  • Call our secure 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.
  • Click here to read about the variety of other ways outright gifts can be funded, including appreciated secruities.

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

Annual Gifts

The Annual Fund provides current-use, unrestricted support, which allows the Carlson School to address urgent needs and take advantage of unique opportunities as they arise. The Annual Fund provides the Dean with flexibility to support innovative new programs while sustaining the school's day-to-day operations.

Corporate Giving

The Carlson School works closely with corporations and foundations to match their interests with the school’s needs. Email to explore gift opportunities and learn more at our Corporate Giving website.

Matching Gifts

Many companies offer generous matching gift programs, allowing you to magnify your impact at the Carlson School. To see if your, or your spouse's employer participates, visit

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.