Giving to UMR

Donor support is important at UMR and will continue to be a vital component for the future.

Support Your Passion!

You can contribute to the University of Minnesota Rochester while also supporting your area of greatest interest. Our goal is to make gift-giving meaningful to you – and to create a process that is convenient, flexible and accessible.

While your gifts can support a wide variety of opportunities, we at UMR, working with community leaders and colleagues, have identified three major areas of importance in creating a vibrant University: the Finish in Four Initiative, scholarships and strategic investment funds.


Scholarship BanquetScholarships provide an important bridge in helping students achieve personal goals of enhancing their skills and abilities through higher education. Our commitment is to provide as many students as possible with the support that helps them meet their educational goals. Find out how you can make a difference.

Chancellors Fund for Innovation

Southeastern Minnesota is growing rapidly and the need for educational, cultural and research opportunities must keep pace with the advances in population and business expectations. The locally controlled Chancellors Fund for Innovation provides the flexibility to rapidly respond to community needs and take advantage of unexpected opportunities. Find out more about the Chancellors Fund for Innovation.

100% of all gifts designated to the University of Minnesota Rochester are received by and invested in the Rochester campus.

The University of Minnesota Foundation serves as the legal, charitable entity for the University system.