Make a Gift to MathCEP

At a time when there is a “quiet crisis” in the lack of challenging curriculum and substantial opportunities for many talented students, MathCEP and UMTYMP are still providing Minnesota’s top young math students with an excellent education and a wide-variety of opportunities for expanding their interest in and understanding of mathematics, science and engineering.

Our mission is to foster a deep understanding and appreciation of mathematics in students at all levels, which they will carry with them into whatever fields of study they choose. We delight in sharing our love of mathematics and are adept at making complex ideas accessible to students of all ages.  

Your gifts to MathCEP provide critical scholarship support to students of financial need, allowing us to continue to recruit talented students from all backgrounds to our enrichment programs. Private support from friends like you also allows us to expand our summer enrichment programs and school-year offerings to reach more students.  

Private support also allows us to provide targeted programming to groups that have historically been underrepresented in math and science, such as the former MathCEP program, Girls Excel in Mathematics, which sparked and developed engagement in mathematics among female students at a critical juncture in their secondary education. 

The Benefit to You

You can claim charitable deductions up to 50 percent of your adjusted gross income for gifts of cash in the year you make the gift. Excess deductions may be carried over for up to five years.  Charitable gifts are considered made on the "date of delivery" to the University of Minnesota Foundation. This date depends on the type of property contributed and how it is transmitted to the Foundation. If this date is particularly important (e.g., year-end gifts), please contact the Foundation office for handling suggestions.

You also may qualify for a match, which doubles or even triples the impact of your gift.  Visit to see if your company matches gifts to the U.

Three Ways to Make a Gift

  1. Make a gift on-line using your credit card at   Search for "MathCEP" and choose the MathCEP / UMTYMP fund from the resulting list by clicking the corresponding "Give Now!" button.  (As of this writing, you can also use this direct link to the donation page for our fund.)
  2. Send a check or money order payable to the University of Minnesota to the MathCEP Office.
  3. Call the University’s credit card hotline at 612-626-8560 or 800-775-2187 and leave your full name and phone number, the type of credit card, card number, expiration date, amount of your gift, and that you would like the gift designated to the "MathCEP Development Fund."

Please consider making a gift to MathCEP or to UMTYMP today in support of our important mission. To learn more about the impact of philanthropy at MathCEP or tax-wise giving opportunities, please contact Emily Strand at or 612-625-6798.