Gifts That Make An Impact Now

Recommend a Grant Now From Your Donor-advised Fund

You can now initiate a grant recommendation from your Donor-Advised Fund, or DAF, using the link below. Simply start typing in your fund provider name and the system will prompt you through the process.

IRA Charitable Rollover

You can transfer funds from your IRA directly to the MSUM Foundation. This is an effective way to have an immediate impact and ensure our work of transforming the world and the lives of students continues now and well into the future. Here’s how it works:

  • You must be 70 ½ or older.
  • An individual may transfer up to a total of $100,000 per year and a married couple may give up to $200,000.
  • Your gift must be transferred directly from the IRA account to the MSUM Foundation.
  • Your gift is a transfer of funds from your IRA to the MSUM Foundation so it does not create taxable income for you and is not considered a charitable tax deduction.
  • If you are 72 and older, the transfer of funds counts towards your annual Required Minimum Distribution from your IRA.

If you’re interested in this popular way to support the MSUM Foundation, download a sample letter for your IRA administrator here.


Gifts of Securities

You can use stocks, bonds, and mutual funds that have appreciated in value to support our shared vision. You may receive a charitable income tax deduction for the full market value of the stock (up to a maximum of 30% of your adjusted gross income) and avoid paying the capital gains tax on any increase in the value of the stock.

Download stock transfer form here.

Gifts of Property

You can give gifts of property, including artwork, jewelry, or other assets. Gifts like these are tax deductible in the same way as gifts of cash. You can also attach conditions to the gift, such as the provision to live in the property during your lifetime.

Please Note: To ensure we are able to accept and use your gift as intended, please let us know if you are interested in using your gift of real estate to play an active role in the successes of current and future generations. Our team will be happy to help.

Donate Now

A donation of cash is the most direct way to support the MSUM Foundation. You benefit from a charitable tax credit while taking positive action to help students pursue their dreams, achieve their goals and write their own Dragon story. You can make your gift online with our Donate Now Form or by sending a check or money order by mail to:

MSUM Foundation
PO Box 68

1104 7th Avenue South

Moorhead, MN 56563

If you’re sending a check or money order, please let us know if you would like your gift to be used for a specific purpose.

Gifts in Honor or Memory of a Loved One

When you give a memorial or tribute gift for the MSUM Foundation to honor someone special, you’re expressing your love, admiration, and gratitude in one of the most meaningful ways there is. Your gift will honor your loved one, create a lasting tribute, and support our students’ journeys of learning, enrichment and becoming leaders.

Easy Ways to Make a Lasting Impact

Gifts that cost you nothing now

Gifts that reduce your taxes

Gifts that pay you income

Gifts that make an impact now

Let Us Know!

Please let us know if you've already included a gift for the MSUM Foundation. Providing us with documentation is the best way to ensure that your gift is used in the way you intend.

Complimentary planning resources are just a click away.

Your Giving Toolkit

Donate Now

Donor-Advised Funds

Sample Language for Your Will

Sample Beneficiary Designation

Sample Codicil

For Trustees and Advisors

Need assistance? We're here to help!

Jared Miller

Jared Miller

Managing Director for Principal and Major Gifts

This information is not intended as legal, accounting, or other professional advice. For assistance in planning your gift(s), please consult a lawyer and/or financial advisor for professional advice.