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Giving Makes Greatness Possible!

The Big Ten GOLD (Graduates Of the Last Decade) Challenge is underway and you can help lead Minnesota to victory!

Last year four University of Minnesota athletic teams won Division 1 national championships*, now it's time for alumni to compete in a challenge between all of the Big Ten schools. The Big Ten Challenge is an exciting opportunity for graduates of 1993 to 2002 to show their loyalty by giving back to the U. We had a record number of alumni make gifts last year—over 37,000, and a strong showing this year by recent grads will assure another record-setting year.

If we want to knock Penn State out of first place we need about 8,000 recent grads to make a gift this fiscal year. The beauty of this is that ALL GIFTS COUNT, no matter the size.

If you participated in an internship, a visiting lecture series, worked with cutting edge technology in a lab, studied abroad, received a scholarship or other type of student aid, you were touched by the power of alumni giving. There are also many buildings and programs that would not exist if it weren't for alumni support.

Since state funding covers only a third of the University's budget, gifts from alumni are critically important. Without the gifts of thousands of alumni before you, Minnesota could not have achieved its reputation as a premiere institution. And with your support we can keep the momentum going!

You control where your money goes. If you want to support your college, department or program, that's great, but you can also give to the libraries, gopher sports, or the University overall. Gifts from alumni do make a difference.

You can help the University win the challenge and enhance the experience for today's students.

Making a gift is easy.

  • Click on the animated "Meet the Challenge" button above to make a gift online
    using your Visa, MasterCard, AMEX or Discover.

  • Mail your gift to:
    The University of Minnesota Foundation
    200 Oak St. SE, Suite 500
    Minneapolis, MN 55455

  • Call toll free 1-800-775-2187.


*Men's Golf, Wrestling, and Hockey on the Twin Cities campus
Women's Hockey on the Duluth campus

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