Donations

The UMD University for Seniors Development Fund was established in 1991 to support US scholarships, special projects, and general operation. Members and friends regularly contribute memorials, celebrations or general contributions to the program.

Help ensure University for Seniors will be here for generations to come by contributing to the US Fund at the University of Minnesota Foundation.

  • Donate to Wisely Investing in Senior Education (WISE).
  • Remember US in your will. Make US a beneficiary of an insurance policy, annuity, savings, or investment account.
  • Make a gift of cash, securities or real property.
  • Honor or remember someone with a donation to the US fund.

Make a tax-deductible contribution to the University for Seniors here.

To gift a check or inquire about other gifting options, please contact the UMD Development Department:

UMD Development
315 Darland Admin Bldg
1049 University Drive
Duluth, MN 55812
Phone:  218.726.7989  Email:  umddev@d.umn.edu

WISE Campaign

Become a WISE (Wise Investing in Senior Education) member! Contributions to the WISE Campaign help secure the financial security of our wonderful program and provide donors with special recognition as a WISE member!

Contribution options and gift levels:

  • Become a WISE member with a one-time gift.
  • Become a WISE member with a pledge that can be paid in installments over a period of time -you decide the payments and time period!

Here are our gift levels when becoming a WISE member:

Benjamin Franklin - $1-$499
Socrates - $500-$999
Plato - $1,000-$4,999
Aristotle - $5,000+

You can donate by printing and mailing in a pledge card or submitting your information online. Please note: When using the online option, be sure to specify "University for Seniors – WISE Campaign" in the special instructions box.

Robert N. Brownlee Fund

Robert N. Brownlee, an active US member and supporter endowed University for Seniors in 1998 with a generous bequest which was used to establish a foundation fund. It provides monies for grants that will enhance the intellectual and cultural lives of the members of US. For more information on this fund or to make a gift to this fund, please contact the UMD Development Department:
UMD Development
315 Darland Admin Bldg
1049 University Drive
Duluth, MN 55812
Phone:  218.726.7989  Email:  umddev@d.umn.edu