Ways to Give

All gifts made to the School of Public Health since 2012 count toward our campaign goal.

Gifts of all sizes advance the school, and you fund what matters most you. When you support public health, the output is exponentially greater than the input. Because one breakthrough in public health produces years, decades, and even centuries of change…for the better.

Join the Dean’s Circle

The Dean’s Circle honors a community of our most generous and committed benefactors whose financial contributions support our core mission to advance the health and well-being of populations around the world.

Dean’s Circle membership begins with a minimum annual gift of $1000 ($500 for graduates within the last 10 years) and can be used toward any established SPH fund or a combination of funds. Set up your annual gift to join.

“Thanks to Dean’s Circle members, we can provide the best possible experiences for our phenomenal students and faculty and make a true impact on public health.”

John R. Finnegan Jr., PhD
Professor and Dean

John Finnegan


Make a gift online or mail in a gift form with credit card information or a check.


Planned giving through wills and trusts, and retirement and life insurance plans allows your gift to have immediate and long term effects with focus gifts through existing assets.

View a list of estate donors (PDF)

Faculty and Staff

Show your commitment and pride in the School of Public Health! You can easily sign up to make ongoing gifts through payroll deduction, or fill out and return the paper form.


Set up a sustaining gift through monthly payments via your credit card or bank account.


Endowments ensure that there is an enduring source of funding for the school’s immediate and future needs. Endowments grow over time—the principal is invested and a portion of the fund’s value, currently 4.5 percent, is made available each year to support the purpose determined by the donor. Create an endowment fund by contacting Louis Clark at 612-626-2391, or clarkl@umn.edu.

Corporate and Foundations

School of Public Health education and research is made stronger through relationships with corporate and foundation partners, many of whom hire our graduates. These mutually-beneficial connections make huge impacts to our school, to industry, and to communities across the globe.


Double or triple your donation with a matching gift from your employer. Search the University of Minnesota database to see if your employer offers matching gifts.

Learn about other ways to give including gifts of stock, real estate and more.

How to Give

Give Online

Make an online gift (one-time or recurring) with your credit card

Give by Phone

Call 612-624-3333 or 800-775-2187

Give by Mail

Mail in a gift form with credit card information or a check to:

University of Minnesota Foundation
P.O. Box 64001, St. Paul, MN 55164-001

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