UMD Heroes Fund
The UMD Heroes Fund was created to provide support for students who are military veterans attending UMD. The fund is intended to help veterans who may need financial support as they return to school and transition back into civilian life.
For more information watch this video
UMD Heroes Event - Clyde Iron Works - April 24th @ 4:30pm
UMD Heroes Fund Dog Tags (military style) can be purchased after March 1st for $5 at the UMD Stores and at any Twin Ports area Holiday Stationstores. Your unique UMD Heroes Fund dog tag is your ticket to the upcoming UMD Heroes Event and also automatically enters you into drawings for prizes.
More details will be announced on February 21st and 22nd at the UMD Bulldogs vs. North Dakota men's hockey games at the Amsoil Arena.
||Roger Reinert - MN State Senator & Lieutenant U.S. Navy
"There are a couple great reasons that I support this fund and I would encourage others to support this fund as well. First is supporting those who have served...it really is incumbent on the rest of us to wrap our arms around those folks and help support them."
"Double digit unemployment is still common for returning veterans, so a fund that helps people get back to school, it helps people get on the career path they want to be on, and helps them get the knowledge and skills, and training that they want in their life is critically important and so I think this fund will play an important role for students looking at UMD as an option for their higher education."
||Stephanie LaFleur - Retired MN Air National Guard 148th FW
"The Heroes Fund is helping the community build an awareness, and also benefit the needs that need to be met, and we need to do that, we forget about it, it's so easy to let things go by the wayside because life gets busy. Hopefully the Heroes Fund will bring things to the forefront and help everybody get what they need."
"I think it's more important to support something and stand by it, instead of saying you have to do it because of this (or that), how about let's do it because you should. I think that's something we should look at everyday and it's something we forget. You don't have to do something because you get something out of it, you do something because it's needed."
||Patrick Mullen - V.P. Marketing MN Power & Duluth Area Chamber of Commerce Military Affairs Committee Chairperson
"The Heroes Fund sounds terrific, sounds like it gives an opportunity to disadvantaged individuals that can sustain something greater in life and especially those that have given so much for our country, and so I think the concept of the Heroes Fund sounds really terrific to me."
"I think we all live in a world where community means a lot and I think anybody that wants to help better the community and better individuals, this sounds like a perfect opportunity to really make a difference in someones life and the community that we all live and work in."
To Make a Gift
- Gift by Check:
- Please make checks payable to: The University of Minnesota Foundation
- In the “Memo” line of the check please write: Fund #9019 –UMD Heroes Fund
- Mail to:
CEHSP Development (c/o Kori Kromm)
116 Bohannon Hall
1207 Ordean Court
Duluth, MN 55812
- Gift by Credit/Debit Card:
- Please go to: http://www.d.umn.edu/development/
- Click “Make a Gift to UMD” at the top of the page.
- Under the “Give to the University of Minnesota Duluth” section, please choose UMD College of Education and Human Service Professions.
- At the bottom of this list of funds you will see UMD Heroes Fund
- Follow the prompts to complete your gift.