Ways to give

There are many ways to give: 

 Have an immediate impact by using our secure online giving site.

Online Giving Options
Gifts of Cash
Monthly Giving
Planned Gifts
Matching Gifts
Faculty & Staff Giving
Give Time- Volunteer
Additional Information



Giving Online

You can choose the area you want to support, make a gift online to:
The College of Veterinary Medicine

The Veterinary Medical Center

The Raptor Center

The Equine Center


Gifts of Cash

The simplest way to give to the CVM is to write a check. Send a check or money order payable to the University of Minnesota Foundation. Be sure to indicate the purpose of your gift on the check, in a cover letter or by using this gift form. 

Send your gift to:
University of Minnesota Foundation
C-M 3854
P.O. Box 70870
St. Paul, MN 55170-3854

Visit the University of Minnesota Foundation website to learn about other ways to make cash gifts.

If you itemize your deductions, you may deduct gifts of cash up to 50 percent of your adjusted gross income in a given year. If your gifts exceed this amount, you may carry forward the excess deduction on your income tax returns for up to five additional years.

Cash gifts are considered to be transferred on the date they are hand-delivered or mailed. For example, a year-end gift might not be received until January, but it is still deductible for the previous year if it has a December postmark.


Monthly Giving

Monthly giving is a way to provide valuable support to what’s important to you, on a schedule that is manageable for your budget and busy lifestyle.

Your gift 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.

This form of 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.

You can also set up a monthly gift by printing and mailing this form to:
University of Minnesota Foundation
200 Oak Street SE, Suite 500
Minneapolis, MN 55455


Matching Gifts

Double the impact of your gift! Many employers sponsor matching gift programs and will match charitable contributions made by their employees. Request a matching gift form from your employer, complete it and send it with your gift to:

University of Minnesota Foundation
C-M 3854
P.O. Box 70870
St. Paul, MN 55170-3854

Use our search tool to find out if your employer has a matching gift program


Faculty & Staff Giving

Every day, faculty and staff at the University of Minnesota work together to provide extraordinary opportunities for our students and the community, seeing firsthand how generous gifts from donors are put to use.

As a faculty or staff member, you, too, can make gifts to create those opportunities for teaching and learning, research, and outreach at CVM. You can join the ranks of faculty and staff who are among the most generous around and make great things happen!

Make a gift using payroll deduction or make a gift online



Celebrate, honor, or memorialize animal owners, veterinarians, family members, friends, associates, volunteers, or that special someone - on any occasion. By making a gift through the tribute gift program, you can reach out to someone special during times of joy or sorrow and let them know they are not forgotten. 

Learn more about the Tribute Fund



The Raptor Center (TRC) depends on the help of volunteers in many areas including education, flight crew and event staff.
Visit TRC's volunteer webpage and find an opportunity that interests you! Click here to see all the volunteer opportunities at TRC.


Additional Information

Learn about Donor Recognition

For additional information--without obligation--about planning your gift to the College of Veterinary Medicine, please contact:

Bill Venne
Chief Development Officer
College of Veterinary Medicine
University of Minnesota
1365 Gortner Avenue
St. Paul, MN 55108
Phone: 612-625-8480
Fax: 612-624-8753
E-mail: venne025@umn.edu


This material is adapted for use by the College of Veterinary Medicine from The University of Pittsburgh, Office of Planned Giving, used with their permission, and used with our appreciation. Although we believe this publication provides accurate and authoritative information on the tax consequences of charitable giving, users should understand that it is not intended to represent the rendering of legal, accounting, or other professional services. Accordingly, users who require such services or other expert assistance should consult competent professional advisors.

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  • Last modified on January 29, 2016