Ways to Give

There are numerous ways for you to support the School of Nursing that allow you to match your giving with the method that best fits your needs. Give now

Give Today – Make a gift and make a difference today!

Cash Gifts - Check or credit card gifts are a quick and easy way to support nursing.

Matching Gifts – Many companies will match donations made by employees and that doubles the impact of your gift.

Corporate Gifts – Corporate partnerships with the School of Nursing link business with our leaders in healthcare and research.

Stocks and Other Securities – Consider making a gift of appreciated stocks, bonds, treasuries or mutual funds.

Planned Gifts and Bequests – Planned gifts include gifts that produce an income and gifts by will or trust.

Real Estate and Other Property – Real estate, art, museum objects, historical documents and other property can be helpful to the School while providing you with benefits as well.

Faculty and Staff Giving – Giving to the School of Nursing is easy through payroll deduction. See why Dean Connie White Delaney and others give.

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Give Today

  1. Make an online gift now.
  2. Call the University of Minnesota Foundation credit card hotline at 612-626-8560, indicate the amount of your gift and where you would like your gift to the School of Nursing to be designated.
  3. Send a check payable to the University of Minnesota Foundation, designated for the nursing program or fund of your choice to:
    University of Minnesota Foundation 
    PO Box 70870
    St. Paul, MN 55170-3854


Gifts of appreciated stocks, bonds, treasuries, and mutual funds can result in additional tax savings. You can deduct their current market value, up to 30% of your adjusted gross income, and avoid the capital gains tax you would pay if you sold them. You may even carry over excess deductions for an additional five years, as long as the deduction for any one year does not exceed the 30% ceiling.


There are creative ways to support the School of Nursing through future gifts some of which will produce income for you. Whether you would like to support an existing fund or create a new fund of your own, the possibilities for advancing nursing research and education are many.

Wills and Living Trusts

Gifts made through a will bequest or a living trust provision allow you to control assets during your lifetime and reduce your estate taxes. Suggested language: "I give (the sum, percentage or description of property), to the University of Minnesota Foundation, Minneapolis, Minnesota, to be used for the benefit of the School of Nursing." A separate "Memorandum of Agreement" is used to clarify purpose of bequested funds.

Income-Producing Gifts

A number of financial plans allow you to make a gift to the School and still receive an income for yourself and your beneficiaries. The most common plans are gift annuities or charitable remainder trusts. Depending upon the plan you choose, the income can be fixed or variable, can continue during your lifetime for you or a beneficiary, or can last for a term of years.

Charitable Lead Trusts

This trust provides income to the School for a fixed period. The assets in the trust are returned to you as donor or to another person you designate, usually with favorable tax implications.


Corporate partnerships with the School of Nursing link business with our leaders in healthcare and research. As the only nursing school in Minnesota offering a PhD program in nursing, corporations are offered access to the top researchers and faculty in the state.


Real estate, valuable art, museum objects, rare books, historical documents, manuscripts and other property can be very helpful to the School while providing you with substantial benefits as well. You receive an income tax deduction for the value of the items.

Gifts of quality vintage, collectible and costume jewelry are also greatly appreciated. The School of Nursing Foundation holds an annual Jewelry Sale in December to benefit nursing scholarships and programs. Please send your jewelry donations to:

School of Nursing Foundation
5-140 Weaver Densford Hall
308 Harvard St SE
Minneapolis, MN 55455

A receipt will be sent to you for tax purposes.