We appreciate each and every contribution someone makes to our Center. We pledge to do our very best to apply each donated gift for maximum benefit to further the Center’s important mission to lead, prepare and support the industry and tourism-dependent communities for success and sustainability. The Carlson Chair for Travel Tourism & Hospitality has made much work possible—join this important work!

There are many ways to invest in us!

  • Make a gift now using a credit card on the UMN Foundation's secure site.

  • Become a monthly giver.

  • Create a memorial or tribute gift that allows you to honor and remember family, friends and colleagues in a unique way while generously supporting programming in Extension. Email johns350@umn.edu to explore gift opportunities.

Matching gifts

You or your spouse may work for a corporation that matches charitable contributions. Use the matching gifts search engine to see if your company matches gifts to the University of Minnesota.

Planned gifts

The University of Minnesota Foundation has information on many of the planned, deferred and estate gift options for supporting University of Minnesota Extension.

  • Charitable Gift Annuities and Charitable Remainder Trust
    Make a gift and generate income for yourself and your family.

  • Charitable lead trusts
    Support Extension now and still leave assets to your heirs.

  • Bequests
    Make a gift in your will.

  • Life insurance
    Use a life insurance policy to make a future gift.

  • Planning tools
    Publications and assistance for donors and professional advisors.

  • Letter of intent
    Let us know if you have already provided for the University of Minnesota Tourism Center in your estate plan.