FAQ

What is Hamline’s fiscal year? 

Hamline University’s fiscal year ends on June 30. All gifts received before June 30 will be recognized in that year's annual report which recognizes the many alumni, friends, parents, corporations, and foundations which support Hamline University. You can give a gift online at any time, using our secure giving form

What is the difference between current support, an annual gift and the annual fund? 

The terms are used interchangeably. Gifts for current support are made during a fiscal year (July 1 - June 30) and typically spent that same year. Thus they are often called annual gifts. 

At Hamline you may designate your annual (current) gift for a particular purpose, such as athletics, or an academic department or program. Thus, any gift that is not directed to endowment or capital projects is considered "current support."

What is the difference between an unrestricted and a restricted gift? 

Unrestricted gifts are the most flexible because they leave decisions on the actual use of the gift to the University. Unrestricted funds allow the University to respond most readily to current needs and new opportunities. 

A restricted gift is designated to a specific area or purpose within a school or program, such as department activities or department scholarships.

Whom can I contact for more information? 

If you have further questions about giving at Hamline, or about making your own gift, please email us at giving@hamline.edu and you will be contacted by a development officer.