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UMD donors are recognized for their cumulative lifetime gifts, their future gift commitments, and their annual gift contributions.
The generosity of donors has been critical in helping the University of Minnesota Duluth transform into a statewide, national, and international center of education, research, and outreach. Recognizing donors is an important way for the University to express its deep gratitude and show supporters how their generosity helps foster excellence and the drive to discover at UMD.
When their household contributions to any University campus or program total $1,000 or more during a calendar year, individuals and families are recognized as part of the annual giving program and recognized in our annual report of donors.
Founded in 1963, the Presidents Club recognizes individuals, families, and organizations whose University-wide cumulative giving totals $25,000 or more. Donors with cumulative giving totals of $25,000 or more specifically to UMD are members of the Chancellor’s Circle.
Donors making bequests and other future gifts are recognized as members of the Heritage Society, a part of the Presidents Club. Donors also are recognized — or they can recognize someone else — through the naming opportunities available at the University.