Donor recognition

U of M donors are recognized for their cumulative lifetime gifts, their future gift commitments, and their annual gift contributions

The generosity of donors has been critical in helping the University of Minnesota transform into a statewide, national, and international center of education, research, and outreach. Recognizing donors is an important way for the University to express its deep gratitude and show supporters how their generosity helps foster excellence and the drive to discover at the U of M.

Annual giving recognition

When their household contributions to any University campus or program total $1,000 or more during a calendar year, individuals and families are recognized as part of the annual giving program.

Lifetime giving recognition: the Presidents Club

Founded in 1963, the Presidents Club recognizes individuals, families, and organizations whose University-wide cumulative giving totals $25,000 or more.

Planned gift recognition: the Presidents Club Heritage Society

Donors making estate and other planned gifts are recognized as members of the Heritage Society, a part of the Presidents Club.

Donors also are recognized — or they can recognize someone else — through the naming opportunities available at the University.