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You have an important role in establishing CLA as a destination college for the most promising students and internationally recognized faculty.

Today, in a technologically advanced and globally interdependent world, your support for the liberal arts—the foundation of all academic learning—is more important than ever.


You can decide how your gift will support CLA's vision.

Provide financial assistance that will forever affect the lives of young people eager to make their contributions to society. Strengthen the academic core of the college by supporting faculty instruction and research. Honor a loved one or support a favorite faculty member, center, or department. 

Gifts to CLA make it possible for us to:

  • build competitive start-up packages to attract and keep leading faculty
  • support undergraduates working on faculty research projects or gaining practical experience at an internship
  • assist graduate students on their research, and much more

Being one of the leading liberal arts colleges in the country is a shared accomplishment of talented and dedicated faculty, smart and ambitious students, the people of Minnesota, and alumni and friends like you who help us maintain the prestige of a University of Minnesota degree.  

Thank you for all you do to support CLA!