The Campaign for the Carlson School of Management
You are a Force for Carlson

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You are a force for Carlson. A force for good. 

This year has challenged us all to look at how business shapes our world, how we take part in it, and how we, as a community, can make it a better place. We have been challenged to consider how to turn the idea of Business as a Force for Good into a reality. 

We need you as our partners and investors.

  • To challenge us to raise the Carlson School to new heights.
  • To promote racial justice and equity.
  • To transform the lives of our current and future students.
  • To rise to the occasion as leaders.

When you invest in the Carlson School, you join a global community of partners who are committed to shaping our vision for the future. You are a force for Carlson. A force for good.



Help drive business as a force for good—make your gift today.

Choose an area to support:

1) Dean's Excellence Fund

By giving to the Dean’s Excellence Fund, you’re providing the dean with the flexibility to address immediate needs and opportunities. Learn More

    2) Campaign Priorities

    How to Give

    Give Online

    Make an online gift with your credit card

    Give by Phone

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

    Give by Check

    Mail to: University of Minnesota Foundation, C-M 9407,

    P.O. Box 70870, Saint Paul, MN 55170-9407

    Investors Circle

    Donors who exceed an annual threshold of giving are eligible to join the Investors Circle at the partner level, and recent graduates may join at an associate level. 

    More about the Investors Circle

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    Naming Opportunities

    Gifts at certain thresholds allow donors to name scholarships, programs, fellowships, professorships, or chairs and provide the kind of long-term, sustained support that drives students and faculty.

    For information about naming opportunities related to facilities or other areas, please contact Travis Smith at 612-625-4393.

    Area of Support $ Minimum Investment
    Student Scholarships $50,000 endowment or $10,000 annually for five years
    Faculty Chairs $2.5 million minimum endowment
    Faculty Professorships $1.5 million minimum endowment
    Faculty Fellowships $500,000 minimum endowment or $50,000 minimum annually for ten years current use
    $50,000 endowment or $10,000 annually for five years
    Learning Environment (Facilities) $100,000 payable up to five years

    Other Ways to Give

    You can also support the Carlson School through a planned gift by including the school in your will or trust or by designating it as a beneficiary of your retirement plan or life insurance policy. Donors may also make a charitable contribution from an IRA or donate real estate or personal property. 

    Learn more about different giving options.

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