The University of Minnesota Alumni Association is not a primary fund-raising organization for the U. While we engage and connect alumni and friends, most donations, except to specific Alumni Association scholarships, programs and initiatives, is done through two foundations on campus.
The University of Minnesota Foundation
Raising and Managing Private Support
tThe 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, medicine and health advances, world-class faculty, leading-edge research, new facilities, and academic programs on all four campuses of the University of Minnesota.