gift iconThe University of Minnesota Foundation and U. of M. Intercollegiate Athletics Department have begun a joint crowdfunding campaign to recognize the 45th anniversary of the federal Title IX legislation while supporting Gopher women's athletics programs.

The "45 FOR 45" fundraising initiative is encouraging gifts with any rendition of 45 in them.  Donations can be contributed for any of the 12 varsity women's sports teams.  Donations for the Gopher Women's Hockey program go to the Women's Hockey Enhancement Fund, which covers expenses beyond the team's normal operating budget; you can contribute by going to the GWH 45-for-45 page on

The full list of all 12 team crowdfunding pages can be found at  All gifts are 100% tax-deductible.