Soliciting Gifts

To ensure the most effective use of resources in seeking private support for the University and to protect donor's interests, fund raising efforts on behalf of the University must be coordinated through one of the recognized University foundations.


It is important to coordinate fund-raising activities with the appropriate foundation or college development officer, to avoid duplication of effort, over-solicitation, and conflict with IRS regulations or University policy. Each recognized foundation and college development program provides assistance to fund-raisers. See the Contacts section of this policy for foundation phone numbers. See the University of Minnesota Staff Directory for the phone numbers of the various college development programs. For fund-raising efforts contact the appropriate foundation OR college development officer at 612-624-3333.

Organizing a Fund-raising Event

Before organizing a fund-raising event:

  1. Identify the type of event, targeted audience and expected income.
  2. Call the appropriate foundation or college development officer.

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