College of Education and Human Development

Department of Organizational Leadership, Policy, and Development

Giving to OLPD

Your generous support of the Department of Organizational Leadership, Policy, and Development is more critical than ever, helping us retain the very best scholars and students. Gifts for undergraduate scholarship help attract and retain promising students while easing the burden of rising tuition. Support for graduate fellowships enables the Department to compete nationally and internationally for top graduate students, enhancing our research.


Holly Hartung, Senior Development Officer
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Heidi Barajas, Department Chair presenting Joanna Tzenis, CIDE Ph.D. candidate, a 2017 endowed fellowship award.

What your gift can do

Your tax-deductible support for the Department of Organizational Leadership, Policy, and Development helps us attract and retain the very best scholars and students even as state funding declines. It gives our faculty resources for enlarging knowledge and understanding in comparative, and international development education, education policy and leadership, evaluation studies, higher education, and human resource development.

Choose a fund

In addition to these opportunities there are many memorial funds and other exceptional areas for giving.

  • Organizational Leadership, Policy, and Development Fund (#3008)
    Your contribution supports multidisciplinary initiatives in the department to advance knowledge about educational and organizational change in local, national, and international contexts.
  • Human Resource Development/Adult Education Fund (#6508)
    Your contribution provides student scholarships, travel awards, guest lectures, and general needs of the Human Resource Development and Adult Education programs.
  • Comparative and International Development Education Fund (#2154)
    Your contribution supports diverse international linkages, strengthens the alumni network, and fosters closer global-local ties in the Comparative and International Development Education programs.

Giving is easy

  • Use your credit card to make a gift online. Our secure website encrypts all your personal information so that it cannot be read over the Internet.
  • Send a check or money order made payable to the University of Minnesota along with a letter designating the recipient of the gift to:
    University of Minnesota Foundation
    P.O. Box 860266
    Minneapolis, MN 55486-0266
  • Call our secure credit card 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 is a convenient way for University faculty and staff to make a gift. Complete a payroll deduction form to make arrangements.
  • 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.