University of Minnesota Foundation

University of Minnesota Foundation

200 Oak Street SE, Suite 500
Minneapolis, MN 55455

driven.umn.edu 
612-624-3333 or 800-775-2187

 
Dollars Raised:
$337 million in 2017FY
Total Employees:
223
Year Established:
1962
 
Sources of Funding:
Alumni: 55%
Other individuals: 40%
Organizations: 5%
 
Social Media:
facebook.com/UofMGiving
twitter.com/UMN_give
youtube.com/umngiving
 
Executive Leadership:
Kathleen M. Schmidlkofer
President and CEO
University of Minnesota Foundation
 
Elizabeth A. Malkerson
Executive Vice President
 
James Aagaard
Vice President, Information Systems
 
Robert J. Burgett
Senior Vice President, Development
 
Lorie Humphrey
Vice President, Human Resources and Office Operations
 
Kathleen L. Pickard
Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
 
Patricia K. Porter
Vice President of Development, Medicine and Health
 
Sarah E. Youngerman
Vice President, Marketing and Communications
 
Doug Gorence
President and Chief Investment Officer, UMF Investment Advisors
 
Sarah Harris
Managing Director, UMF Real Estate Advisors
 
Board of Trustees Officers:
Ross Levin, Chair
Founding Principal and President
Accredited Investors Inc.
 
Lynn Casey, Vice Chair
Chair and CEO
Padilla
 
John E. Lindahl, Vice Chair
Chairman
Norwest Equity Partners
 
Christopher J. Policinski, Vice Chair
President and CEO
Land O’Lakes, Inc.
 
Michael F. Roman, Treasurer
Executive Vice President, Industrial Business Group
3M Company
 
Shari L. Ballard, Secretary
Senior Executive Vice President and President of U.S. Retail
Best Buy Co.
 
Michael B. Fiterman, Past Chair
Chairman and CEO
Liberty Diversified International
 
Giving Opportunities
The University of Minnesota has transformed lives, kept our economy strong, fueled creativity, and become a source of answers for people around the world. The extraordinary capacity of our state’s land-grant university, combined with quintessential Minnesota values—resourcefulness, resilience, and a shared belief in the value of opportunity—creates a powerful force for change.
 
That’s why we’re embarking on Driven: The University of Minnesota Campaign, a philanthropic initiative to raise $4 billion by 2021—the largest campaign in the University’s history.
 
Please join us on the journey to:
 
Elevate a world-class student experience
Scholarships, fellowships, and internship support give talented University of Minnesota students an affordable education that prepares them to contribute to the communities they’ll one day enter.
 
Accelerate advances in health
Collaborations across multiple areas of research and care create fertile ground for new approaches in a world where the health of people, animals, and the environment is inextricably interconnected.
 
Protect and sustain agriculture, food, and water
Researchers at the U are finding both scientific and social solutions to some of the planet’s biggest challenges: water availability, agriculture and food, energy efficiency, and climate change
 
Drive a Minnesota plan for innovation
The U of M plays a critical role in the state’s success. For students, faculty, and industry partners, the University is a center of invention where new ideas create a clear and widespread economic value.
 
Provide a place of opportunity for all
With campuses that reach every corner of the state, the University is a wellspring of arts, culture, and ideas that dismantle barriers, promote opportunities, and draw communities together.
 
Ways to give to the U of M
 

  • Make outright annual gifts to have an immediate impact on excellence and access at the U.
  • Endow a scholarship, fellowship, or faculty position through a gift of cash, securities, real estate, or multi-year pledges.
  • Include a gift in your estate plan to create a personal legacy.