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Ways to Give

Search for your employer:

If you find your employer in the database, request a matching gift form from your human resource department.

Send the completed form, including gift information to:
University of Minnesota Foundation
200 Oak Street SE, Suite 500
Minneapolis, MN 55455


Once a monthly gift is set up, it will automatically repeat each month, providing a convenient way to spread your contribution over time. You will create a larger impact through your giving by making manageable payments in an amount that’s right for you.

Your monthly gift helps build a predictable source of funding for the U of M. Reliable donor support leads to significant advances in U-wide priorities such as scholarships, academic programs, research, technology enhancements, and preservation of all campuses.

Monthly giving saves administrative costs. It’s the greenest giving option because it saves paper, postage, and other resources by eliminating renewal notices in your inbox, voicemail, and mailbox.

You can set up your monthly contribution online safely and securely.

  1. Choose the area you want to support in our secure online giving tool.
  2. Enter in the amount you want to give each month ($5 minimum).
  3. Check the box “Make this a monthly gift.”
  4. Complete the payment information using Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Discover, or a direct deduction from your bank account.

Your first donation will be charged on the day you set up your monthly gift, and then will repeat on the 15th of each month after. For example, if you make your gift on January 1, future charges will be on February 15th, March 15th, and so on. The University will notify you each month when your card is charged.

You can change or cancel your ongoing contribution anytime by calling the University of Minnesota Foundation at 612-624-3333 or 800-775-2187.

PDF gift form

University of Minnesota Foundation

200 Oak Street SE, Suite 500

Minneapolis, MN 55455


For endowed funds, the donor stipulates that the principal must be invested and that a portion of the fund’s value is made available each year to support its purpose, in accordance with the donor’s wishes. The current payout rate is 4.5 percent. To guard against the eroding consequences of inflation, the remaining portion of investment return is then added to the principal. The goal is to ensure that the principal maintains its purchasing power over time.

Endowments can be created with gifts of cash, securities, and other assets. They can be established through one-time gifts, estate gifts, and multiyear pledges.


This type of charitable gift arrangement allows you to make a gift now or after your lifetime while enjoying financial benefits for yourself and your loved ones. We hope you’ll find our resources, articles and interactive tools helpful as you explore your options and find a plan that meets your goals.

Stocks bonds or any other securities can be transferred as gifts. Giving the gift of stock also has benefits for the giver. If the stock has appreciated in value, the holder can avoid paying the capital gains tax by giving it as a gift. There are two methods in transferring the ownership of a stock, which depend on how it is currently being held.

If the stock is being held in certificate form, then transferring the physical stock will be required. The owner must endorse the stock by signing it in presence of a guarantor, which can be their bank or broker. There may also be a form on the back of the certificate, which relate to the transferring of ownership. After the certificate is filled out and signed, it will be rendered non-negotiable and become transferable.

Often though, there will not be a physical copy of the stock, as many investors own the electronic version, which stored in a brokerage account. To gift his stock, the owner should gather the brokerage account information of the party they are gifting. The next step is to contact the gifter’s broker, pass on the new account information, and order the electronic transfer to the other party.

1. Talk to your broker about the securities you’d like to give to the University of Minnesota Foundation or discuss the value of the securities you’d like to donate. Work with your broker to identify what securities or set of securities that approximates that value.

2. Provide to your broker the following information on transferring securities electronically to UMF’s broker.

Broker name: RBC Wealth Management
Account registration: University of Minnesota Foundation
Account number: 30875055
DTC number: 0235
Account contact: Hal Tearse (952) 476-3729

3. Alert UMF of your plans to transfer securities by emailing lavail@umn.edu.

Provide the following information:

  • Your name and address
  • The stock or other securities you plan to transfer and the number of shares
  • The approximate value of this gift
  • The fund(s) into which you’d like this gift deposited. If you don’t know the fund number(s), let us know the area at the University you seek to support.

For additional questions about transferring securities, please contact UMF Lead Accountant Lindsay Vail at 612-624-0213 or lavail@umn.edu.