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Donor recognition

The generosity of donors is critical to Extension's success

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Recognizing donors is an important way for Extension to express its deep gratitude and show supporters how their generosity helps foster excellence. As a unit of the University of Minnesota, Extension works with the University of Minnesota Foundation to thank donors through its recognition programs.

Annual giving recognition

When their household contributions to any University campus or program total $1,000 or more during a calendar year, or when multiple gifts have been made in consecutive years, individuals and families are recognized as part of the leadership and loyalty annual giving program.

Lifetime giving recognition: the Dean's Circle

The Dean's Circle recognizes benefactors who have contributed cumulative lifetime cash gifts of $10,000 or more to any area of Extension, including 4-H. This community’s consistent giving enables us to invest in emerging opportunities that provide transformative programming and research experiences throughout Minnesota.

Lifetime giving recognition: the President's Club

Founded in 1963, the President's Club recognizes individuals, families, and organizations whose University-wide cumulative giving totals $100,000 or more.

Planned gift recognition: the President's Club Heritage Society

Donors making estate and other planned gifts are recognized as members of the Heritage Society, a part of the President's Club.

Donors also are recognized — or they can recognize someone else — through the naming opportunities available at the University. Extension has several gift funds, endowments and faculty positions named in honor of individuals who are passionate about our mission.

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