College of Education and Human Development

Institute of Child Development

Giving to the Institute of Child Development

Support our students and advance the science of child development. A financial gift—of any size—will help us continue to provide high-quality programming and research and teaching opportunities to our students.

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We're driven to make a difference

The Institute of Child Development (ICD) is the top-ranked developmental psychology program in the nation and is recognized worldwide for its faculty and their discoveries. ICD consistently attracts grant funding, produces new research, and recruits high performing graduate students, who go on to become leaders in the field of human development.

Giving is easy

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Use your credit card to make a gift online via our secure portal.

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.

Check or money order

Send a check or money order, along with a gift form or letter indicating the recipient of the gift, to the University of Minnesota (U of M).

University of Minnesota Foundation
P.O. Box 860266
Minneapolis, MN 55486-0266

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 increases the impact of your gift. Each year more than 400 companies have matched gifts made by their employees to the U of M. 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.

What your gift can do

Even as state funding declines, your tax-deductible support helps us recruit the very best scholars and students. It also helps us expand our outreach activities, so we can share the science of child development with more parents, families, and communities.

Gifts have funded:

  • Scholarships for undergraduate and graduate students
  • Graduate assistantships
  • Building and program improvements for the Child Development Laboratory School
  • Staff and student engagement and development opportunities
  • Community and research symposiums
  • New faculty research labs and start-ups
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Choose a fund

Carrie DePasquale Scholarship

Established in memory of ICD alumna Dr. Carrie DePasquale, who passed away suddenly of an undetected medical condition on September 12, 2020, this scholarship will provide support for graduate students in the Institute of Child Development with a preference for students who are first in their family to pursue a post-baccalaureate degree.

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Carmen D. and James R. Campbell Hall

Support a new Institute of Child Development building

Help us make a greater difference for children and families. New facilities will transform ICD to reflect the changing nature of teaching and learning in the science of child and adolescent psychology, and ensure the best outcomes for all children.