Providing scholarships is the primary mission of the Alpha Alumni Association.  We rely on our members to continue that mission.

We have begun a “Funding the Future” program with a goal of increasing our Scholarship Fund to $250,000, enough to provide meaningful scholarship awards–the equivalent of one year’s tuition and books at UMD.   Up until the initiation of this program our Fund has provided less that half of that goal. 

Donations are tax deductible because we are a 501c3 organization.  You will be provided with a receipt as proof of donation for tax purposes.  Large donations (>$5000) will receive an Alpha blazer and special recognition including becoming a member of the Order of the Blue and White Forever with your name on a plaque on prominent display in Kirby Student Center. Of course, all donations large and small make a difference.  Many employers will also provide matching funds for your charitable scholarship donations.

Checkout this page of the Funding the Future Presentation to learn about our fundraising campaign.

To read what the scholarships mean to the recipients, checkout our Scholarship Programs Page

We offer a number of easy ways to provide donations:

Donations By Check to the “UMD Alpha Nu Omega Alumni Association Scholarship Fund” through the University of Minnesota Foundation. Click on the following link to get a form to send along with your check.  The target donation on the form should be to UMD Alpha Nu Omega AA Scholarship Fund #5038. This form has other options as well.

Make Check Payable To:

University of Minnesota Foundation

Check Memo field:
UMD Alpha Nu Omega AA Scholarship Fund #5038

Mail Check to:
University of Minnesota Foundation
P.O. Box 860266
Minneapolis, MN 55486-0266

Direct Donation by Credit Card to the “UMD Alpha Nu Omega Alumni Association Scholarship Fund” through the University of Minnesota Foundation. You can also easily give directly to the UMD Alpha Nu Omega Alumni Scholarship Fund by a one-time or recurring credit card donation by clicking on the following link:




Other Direct Donation Options
In addition to making a one-time or recurring contribution to the Scholarship Fund, there are numerous other options that allow you to make tax-efficient gifts of retirement assets such as a tax-free IRA transfer.  Money from your IRA can be directly transferred to the Scholarship Fund without paying any tax.  And for those of you who are required to take a taxable RMD (required minimum distribution) from their IRA accounts each year, that amount can qualify as a tax free RMD when it is redirected to the Scholarship Fund as a charitable IRA transfer instead.  Just use the IRA transfer form with the holder of your IRA account.

The UMD Development Office is prepared to personally assist you in presenting various options and selecting and implementing a donation method that fits your style. To make donations by alternate methods or for information on including our fund in your estate plan, please reach out to:

Rob Hofmann
(218) 726-7434 or (866) 888-7434


If you prefer to donate via check directly to the Alpha Nu Omega Alumni Association, we will ensure your donation is sent to the Fund promptly.

Make Check Payable To:
Alpha Nu Omega Alumni Association

Mail to:
Jason Golde
Alpha Alumni Treasurer
2356 Samara St
Shakopee, MN 55379


Please consider leaving a legacy gift through your will or trust as a meaningful use of some of your remaining assets. We all leave this life and hope that we will have had a positive impact. Thank you in advance for considering to provide scholarships for future generations of ANΩ students at UMD through a legacy gift donation.