Give to SWAC

Make a Gift

Gifts help us maintain and enrich our programs. Your donation supports students through scholarships and fellowships, research through department-supported centers and endowed programs, outstanding public lectures on emerging issues, and activities that enhance learning for our students. Your gift, of any amount, truly makes a difference to our community. 

We appreciate your contribution to the success of our students and our department. If you have any questions about making a gift, or if you would like to set up a new fund, please contact us.

Brent Williams
SWAC Department Head
[email protected] | 612-624-2554

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Ways to Give

Recurring Gift
Recurring gifts are one of the easiest and most impactful ways to give. They provide dependable support and cuts down on administrative costs, making your gift go even further. The process easy and convenient—you can set up a sustaining gift via your credit card or bank account online or through a mailed gift form. Faculty and staff can sign up to make ongoing gifts through payroll deduction.

One-time Gift
Make a gift to support SWAC and the Department's highest priorities, or choose a fund that matches your interests. Give online or mail in a gift form (PDF).

Matching Gift
Many companies offer programs that match charitable contributions from their employees. If your company offers a matching program, complete the matching gifts section on the gift form (PDF). Not sure if your employer matches gifts? Check our database.

Planned Giving
You can decide now to support the college in the future. Planned gifts may take the form of a simple bequest from a will or living trust, the designation of retirement plan assets, life insurance, or a gift that can provide income payments to you or your loved ones for life. Please contact Lynn Praska at [email protected] or 612-624-4158 to learn more. The University of Minnesota Foundation provides detailed information on planned gifts, including:

Endowments provide stable and predictable funding for designated college programs, Endowments grow over time. The principal is invested and a portion of the fund’s value, currently 4.5 percent, is made available each year to support the purpose determined by the donor. If you’re interested in starting an endowment, please contact the Department Head Carl Rosen at [email protected] or 612-625-8114 to discuss.