At the 2019 opening for “Baggage Claims.” Photograph by Jayme Halbritter.

The Weisman Art Museum is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) university museum whose community of students, faculty, and friends throughout the Twin Cities community shares a belief in the power of creative work and its positive impact on society.

WAM is sustained by this belief and by the generous support of the community. Donors help provide vital funds for student scholarships, outreach, expansion of museum programs, and enhancements to the creative life on campus. Every contribution makes a difference, and annual supporters are essential to the museum’s accessibility by providing free gallery admission to over 70,000 visitors annually, in addition to keeping programs and membership free. Your gift creates opportunities for the art patrons of the future–preparing them to become leaders and innovators in the community and through their own artistic practice.

All gifts are tax-deductible and processed through the University of Minnesota Foundation. For your convenience, consider selecting a monthly option for your annual donation. In addition, many companies will match your contribution to WAM. To find out if your company has a matching gift policy, please click here to search for your employer. Or consider donating the earned interest from your bank account to WAM with no processing fees. Learn more about Interest for Others >>

View the adjacent menu to learn about all the different ways you can contribute to WAM.

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As the end of the year approaches and you consider your tax-deductible gifts, it is important to remember UMF’s gifting options and timing requirements. Though December 30 and 31st are University holidays this year, we will have staff available during regular business hours to answer questions from donors who call UMF at 612 624 3333 or 800 775 2187.

Gifts of securities and wire transfers

Funds need to be in UMF’s brokerage or bank account by December 31 to count for calendar year 2021. For security reasons, do not send the UMF stock or wire transfer instructions in the body of an email. Emails can be hacked and account information can be changed. We recommend providing this information to donors over the phone or by sending the instructions as an attachment in a password-protected document. Mutual fund transfers, wire transfers, and third-party transfers can take several days or even weeks to process, therefore these gifts should be initiated as soon as possible. Banks will be closed December 25.

To Wire/ACH Fund to the University of Minnesota Foundation:

Direct to:
US Bank N.A.
601 Second Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN 55402
Customer Service 1-888-799-4737

For credit to University of Minnesota Foundation for the benefit of the Weisman Art Museum

Account # 180121030118 ABA/Routing #091000022

Ref: Please notify Amara Peterson at the University of Minnesota Foundation of the date and the amount of the funds to be wired.
Phone Number: (612) 624-0213
Fax Number: (612) 625-4305

Online gifts

Click here to give online now to the Annual Fund. Online gifts must be completed by 11:59 p.m. in the time zone in which the gift is made on December 31 to count for calendar year 2021. If you need assistance making an online credit card gift, contact Pam Lachowitzer at

Mailed check or pledge gifts

The US Postal Service is already telling customers to anticipate holiday delays and have indicated hat new service standards could result in increased time for some pieces of mail going cross-country or other long distances. Keep the following in mind:

Regular checks must be postmarked by December 31.

Consider completing a gift form (PDF) with your check/pledge. If you’re using an IRA checkbook for a qualified charitable distribution from an IRA, the gift is not complete until the IRA administrator transfers the funds to UMF. (Donors who wish to make a 2021 IRA gift are encouraged to contact their IRA administrator as soon as possible to ensure the gift will be completed by December 31. Contact Planned Giving with questions.)

Mail Checks to:

University of Minnesota Foundation
PO Box 860266
Minneapolis, MN 55486 0266

The receipt date, for mailed gifts containing credit card information, is the date the bank runs the credit card. The receipt comment will show the postmark date if there is an envelope for reference.