Ways to contribute
Although monetary contributions are the most common method of supporting UMD Athletics, other ways, including gifts-in-kind, deferred or planned gifts, gifts of insurance policies, stocks, or securities, and group gifts are welcomed. All undesignated monetary donations are deposited into and monitored as part of the Rasmussen/Bulldog Fund, which was established in 1962 to provide scholarships for UMD athletes who qualify on the basis of character, academic achievement, and athletic skill. Contributions to UMD Athletics may also be made to a variety of endowment funds, and sport specific funds.
Must I pay in full?
No. You may pay in quarterly installments.
How does the contribution year run?
Contributions to the UMD Athletics are welcomed anytime. However, you should complete the payment of you pledge by April 30 of the academic year in which you make your pledge.
Can I specify who receives my contribution?
You may designate your gift to be used for a certain sport, a specific purpose, scholarships, etc., or for unrestricted purposes.
What do I receive?
Besides knowing you are an important part of the UMD athletic success story, contributions are acknowledged in a number of ways, depending on the level of contribution. Some of the benefits include parking permits, discounts to the UMD Stores, ticket discounts, program recognition, access to hospitality rooms, etc.
True success in a collegiate athletic program requires a balance between competitive victories and academic achievements. The consistent performances of Bulldog athletics in both arenas place the UMD athletic program among the nation's elite. Such balance and consistency are the result of superior coaching, a comprehensive athletic academic support system, and plain old hard work. But in order to develop successful Bulldog teams and student-athletics, UMD's coaches must recruit talented, intelligent, quality young women and men. Your contributions preserves UMD's athletic tradition by funding scholarships, which are essential in attracting gifted student-athletes. Imagine the pride of knowing that your support plays a direct role in the Bulldogs' next WCHA or NSIC title, or that your contribution has helped a young man or woman earn a college degree. Bulldog victories, in the arena and in the classroom, begin with You.