Give Online or by Mail
Donating online with a credit card is a safe and easy way to support the Foundation. Contributions can be accepted online anytime.
Contributions can also be mailed. Please indicate the purpose of your contribution in a cover letter.
MVMF Legacy Society
The MVMF Legacy Society is comprised of donors who contribute to an endowed fund or donate through their estate plan. There are many vehicles to leave your legacy through the MVMF. You may create a named scholarship fund, an endowed gift, or giving through your life insurance, annuities, or outright gift from your estate.
A strong endowment ensures an enduring source of funding for immediate and future needs. Endowments grow over time to create a legacy as they extend the impact of the donor’s generosity beyond a lifetime. The principal is invested, and a portion of the fund’s value is made available each year to support the purpose determined by the donor. Although the minimum amount required to create an endowment fund or endowed scholarship is $25,000, larger amounts are welcome.
To create an endowment fund: Contact the Minnesota Veterinary Medical Foundation at email@example.com or by calling 651-645-7533 to reach the development manager, who will assist you and/or your professional advisor in creating a fund in accordance with your wishes. MVMF will help you draft, complete, and sign a fund agreement outlining the gift’s purpose.
Continuing your legacy through a planned gift to MVMF is a wonderful way to honor the veterinary profession. Everyone who has donated through their will or estate plan is a member of the Legacy Society. If you wish, you may remain anonymous.
To inform MVMF of your planned gift: Complete the Legacy Society intention form or contact the Minnesota Veterinary Medical Foundation at firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 651-645-7533 to reach the development manager.
Click here for some helpful documents to help you in your decision:
- Ways to Remember MVMF in Your Estate Plan
- Sample Bequest Language
- Legacy Society Letter of Intent
- Endowed Scholarships
- Gift Acceptance Policy
- Health Care Directive
- Estate and Legacy Planning (ppt)
- History of Endowments
Pet Memorial Card Program
Remembering a client through the grieving process is vital to your continued relations with that client. You will receive beautiful memorial cards that will show your clients you care. Inside are messages indicating your concern for your client’s loss and that a donation to the MVMF was made in honor of his or her pet.
The MVMF would not be what it is today without the dedication, creativity, and advocacy of volunteers. MVMF is pleased to offer volunteer opportunities for veterinary professionals, industry professionals, and students. Committee members power MVMF’s Golf Classic, Clay Shoot, and Silent Auction fundraisers. Other qualified volunteers review scholarship requests, assist with marketing campaigns, and provide support at events. If you are interested in learning more about volunteer opportunities with MVMF, please contact our office directly.
MVMF also provides an Event Kit for those interested in hosting a fundraiser on MVMF’s behalf.