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Make a Gift

Make a GiftPrivate support plays a critical role in our mission of to be the driving force for internationalizing the University. Your gift will allow us to provide scholarships for students to experience another culture while studying abroad, to support international research opportunities for faculty and students, and to enhance our relationships with international alumni, to name just a few. We invite you to join us in preparing the next generation of global citizens through your financial support.

Strategic Directions Fund

Your philanthropic investment in the GPS Alliance Strategic Directions Fund will nurture the “great ideas” that have too often withered on-the-vine for lack of a patron. This Fund provides the dean of international programs with flexible resources to respond quickly to emerging opportunities. These could include matching funds to leverage a faculty member’s research project abroad, an honorarium to bring an innovative international expert to campus, or an airline ticket for a student who gets invited to present research at an international conference. These timely investments will help ensure that great ideas no longer become lost opportunities. Be a philanthropic partner with the GPS Alliance and help make an impact on our students, our campus, and our world!

Support Your Passion

You may make a gift to directly support specific programs:

Leave a Legacy

Bequest and Future Gifts allow you to make a lasting impact on education, research, and discovery at the U of M.

If you are considering making a major gift or including the Global Programs and Strategy Alliance in your estate plans, please contact Diane Young, GPS Alliance development director, at 612-624-8819 or at

Sample bequest language: “I give [the sum, percentage, or description of property] to the University of Minnesota Foundation, Minneapolis, Minnesota, to be used for the benefit of the [name of campus, college or program].”


To discuss your gift or other ways to get involved, please contact Diane Young, our director of development, at 612-624-8819 or

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