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Thank you for supporting the UMD College of Liberal Arts

Your investment in the College of Liberal Arts at UMD ensures that our students and faculty can engage in meaningful research and pursue their creative endeavors to their fullest capacity. Today, in a technologically advanced and globally interdependent world, your support for the liberal arts—the foundation of all academic learning—is more important than ever.

Together we can discover how your passion can impact the lives of our students and faculty.  There are several ways for you to get involved.

  • Fund an annual scholarship. With a gift of $1,000 annually we can establish a named scholarship that will be awarded to a student each fall based on mutually agreed upon criteria. This is a powerful way to honor someone significant in your life or establish your own legacy here at UMD. You will be invited to our annual CLA Awards Reception and have a chance to meet your scholarship recipient. This meaningful gift can be split into smaller payments throughout the year. 
  • Make an annual gift of any size to the program or department of your choice. Each department’s gift fund is used to help support student travel to conferences, special events for the department, and bringing visiting scholars to UMD. 
  • Endow a professorship. Endowed positions in CLA give us the ability to recruit and retain the highest caliber faculty in our departments. These positions offer faculty extra opportunities for research in their field and expose our students to these opportunities as well. 
  • Leave a gift to CLA through your estate plan. Consider naming UMD and the College of Liberal Arts as a beneficiary of an existing IRA or in your will. There are so many ways in which you can make a lasting impact on CLA through a planned gift. Some of these giving vehicles even provide you with an income during your lifetime. Let’s talk if you are interested in learning more.

As you can see, there are many different ways in which your contribution of any amount can have a lasting effect on the lives of the students and faculty in CLA.  Let us help you find the most meaningful way for you to invest in CLA and find joy in seeing the impact. Call our office anytime, 218-726-6322, or email any one of us.

Jennifer Berges, Sr. Development Officer, jberges@d.umn.edu
Nicole Kangas, Associate Development Officer, nikangas@d.umn.edu
LeeAnn Myers, Development Assistant, lemyers@d.umn.edu

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CLA Development StaffDevelopment office staff: LeeAnn Myers, Jennifer Berges, and Nicole Kangas