Educational Institutions

University of Minnesota Alumni Association

  • Minneapolis, MN
  • www.MinnesotaAlumni.org

Mission Statement

VisionTo engage the University of Minnesota’s global community to support and advance the University's excellence.MissionThe University of Minnesota Alumni Association fosters a lifelong spirit of belonging and pride by connecting alumni, students, and friends to the University of Minnesota and each other. The Alumni Association advocates for the University and its alumni with a credible, independent, and collaborative voice.

Main Programs

  1. Building University Connections - Programs and Activities
  2. Building University Connections - Membership
  3. Publications and Communications
  4. Advocacy and Service
Service Areas

Self-reported

National

The Alumni Association has more than 55,000 members, representing nearly 400,000 living alumni of the Twin Cities campus of the University of Minnesota, and incorporates 18 collegiate societies and approximately 70 geographical chapter areas.

ruling year

1966

Principal Officer since 2010

Self-reported

Phil Esten

Keywords

Self-reported

alumni association, University of Minnesota, advocate, ambassador, alumni

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EIN

41-0637089

 Number

6654666217

Contact

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Alumni Associations (B84)

IRS Filing Requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990 or 990-EZ.

Programs + Results

How does this organization make a difference?

Overview

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Objectivesl. EngageEstablish a market-driven approach to support alumni and constituent relationships throughout their lives, with emphasis on early lifecycle engagementII. PartnerDrive University and community partnerships through an integrated approach to building and strengthening alumni relationships with the University and each otherIII. AdvocateDevelop and promote the “next generation” of advocacy, which is aligned and integrated with the University’s goals for local, state, and federal legislative and policy outcomesIV. InnovateBuild a unique, industry best-practice innovation team that positions the Alumni Association at the forefront of technology and alumni programmingV. CommunicateBecome the communications portal between alumni and the University to deliver high-impact strategic communications, news and information, and easy access for lifelong alumni connectivityVI. ManageDevelop and manage a business and financial model that sets the standard for “Alumni Associations 2.0”VII. Great place to workDevelop a performance culture that attracts and retains the best talent and makes the University of Minnesota Alumni Association a “best place” to work

Programs

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What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Program 1

Building University Connections - Programs and Activities

Through various programs and activities, the University of Minnesota Alumni Association provides opportunities for alumni to be ambassadors for the important work of the University.  Such programs and activities include homecoming events, speakers and performances, support of University athletic teams, a group travel program, mentoring, networking, and social and service opportunities offered through numerous events of the Association's 21 collegiate alumni societies and more than 60 geographic chapters.

Category

General Code

Population(s) Served

General Public/Unspecified

Budget

$1,159,403.00

Program 2

Building University Connections - Membership

Membership benefits and services provide special opportunities and discounts to alumni. The Association has approximately 60,000 members and provides those members access to selected University on-line databases; discounts on University programs such as continuing education classes, Great Conversations Lecture Series, Northrop Auditorium events, theatre department tickets, athletic tickets, and University career-related services; discounts on memberships at the University's Weisman Art Museum, Bell Museum of Natural History, Minnesota Landscape Arboretum, and U of M Friends of the Library; among many other benefits and discounts.

Category

General Code

Population(s) Served

General Public/Unspecified

Budget

$1,081,853.00

Program 3

Publications and Communications

The University of Minnesota Alumni Association brings its members news about the University and alumni through Minnesota magazine, its quarterly 4-color publication.  This award-winning magazine is recognized as one of the major benefits of Alumni Association membershiactivities, University and Alumni Association news, member benefits and discounts, and other opportunities on its Web site, www.MinnesotaAlumni.org(http://www.MinnesotaAlumni.org) .

Category

General Code

Population(s) Served

General Public/Unspecified

Budget

$1,074,620.00

Program 4

Advocacy and Service

The University of Minnesota Alumni Association provides opportunities for alumni involvement for the benefit of the University and its students.  Through such programs as the Legislative Network; University advocacy initiatives; student orientation and mentoring; and support of scholarships and exceptional teaching, alumni have the opportunity to support the important work of the University.

Category

General Code

Population(s) Served

General Public/Unspecified

Budget

$415,059.00

Service Areas

Self-reported

National

The Alumni Association has more than 55,000 members, representing nearly 400,000 living alumni of the Twin Cities campus of the University of Minnesota, and incorporates 18 collegiate societies and approximately 70 geographical chapter areas.

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UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA ALUMNI ASSOCIATION
Fiscal year: Jul 01-Jun 30
Yes, financials were audited by an independent accountant.

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Operations

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University of Minnesota Alumni Association

Leadership

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Principal Officer

Phil Esten

Governance

BOARD CHAIR

Maureen Reed MD

Nobel Peace Prize Forum

Term: July 2011 - June 2012

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