College of Education and Human Development

School of Social Work

Giving to the School of Social Work

Your generous support

For nearly 100 years, the School of Social Work has contributed to the development of progressive social services and is consistently ranked as one of the best schools in the country. Your generous support of the School of Social Work is more critical than ever, helping us recruit, enroll and retain the very best scholars and students. Support for graduate fellowships enables the school to compete nationally and internationally for top graduate students, enhancing our research and outreach. Gifts for undergraduate scholarships help attract and retain promising students while easing the burden of rising tuition.

Giving is easy!

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Send a check or money order made payable to the University of Minnesota along with a letter designating the gift recipient as:

University of Minnesota Foundation 
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Call our hotline at 612-626-8560. Leave your full name and phone number, type of credit card, card number, expiration date, amount of your gift, and designated recipient, if any.

Payroll deduction

Payroll deduction is a convenient way for University faculty and staff to make a gift. Complete a payroll deduction form to make arrangements.

Employer matching

Employer matching increases the impact of your gift. Each year more than 400 companies have matched gifts made by their employees to the University of Minnesota. Some companies may also match gifts from spouses and retirees. Search our online database or call your personnel office to see if your company has a matching-gifts program.

Causes you can support

Cindy Pavlowski Honorary Scholarship

This fund provides scholarship support to undergraduate students in the Youth Studies program and graduate students in the MEd Youth Development Leadership program.

Rose E. Snyder Memorial Fund (3045)

This fund supports undergraduate students in the School of Social Work in honor of Rose E. Snyder.

Jan Goodno Fund for Student Financial and Professional Support (21592)

Jan Goodno worked for the School of Social Work for 48 years. A majority of those years, she was a student adviser. This fund reflects her interest in her students and her insight into the complexity of their lives.

Field-Initiated Research Fund (20611)

This fund supports research and evaluations initiated by social service agencies in partnership with researchers in the School of Social Work.

Jean K. Quam Fellowship (6340)

This fund supports full-time graduate students enrolled in the School of Social Work who are in good academic standing and who have exceptional potential in their field.

Special Projects in Social Work (2097)

This fund supports special projects and strategic initiatives within the School of Social Work.

The Carl and Ruth Warmington Fund (2783)

This fund supports undergraduate students studying in the School of Social Work.

The David and Georgiana Hollister Fellowship (5600)

Professor Emeritus David Hollister and his wife Georgiana established this fellowship to support outstanding doctoral students who demonstrate superior potential for research and scholarship in the field of social work.

Centennial Fund for Student Support (21048)

This fund is part of the School of Social Work's 100th anniversary celebration and will fund student scholarships.

Our goals

In support of our goals, the school offers graduate and undergraduate programs that are driven by the school’s core values of social justice and empowerment of historically marginalized communities. 

  • To prepare critically thinking, research-savvy professionals for advanced social work practice, leadership, and research.
  • To produce research that enriches professional practice.
  • To partner with communities by engaging in research, learning, and service.