Friends of Eastcliff

Continuing the Legacy

Private gifts help fund special undertakings and ensure Eastcliff's continuing role as a gracious venue for University meetings and receptions. While the University of Minnesota covers routine maintenance costs such as painting and other basic projects, additional private funding supports renovations and upkeep beyond basic maintenance.

Currently, two volunteer committees oversee Eastcliff's maintenance and renovations. The Eastcliff Technical Advisory Committee (ETAC) is comprised of representatives from various University units who bring subject matter expertise to the management of Eastcliff by making recommendations for the improvement, maintenance, operations, and use of the home. The Eastcliff Advisory Board (EAB) includes private citizens along with University representatives who advise on plans and major expenditures related to Eastcliff, assist in the solicitation of private resources to support Eastcliff, and nurture continued public support for the home to ensure that it projects an image worthy of the University's rich history and tradition. Both of these distinguished committees report directly to the Board of Regents. Notable projects completed under their guidance include:

  • Renovation and furnishing of the living, dining, garden, and entertainment rooms
  • Renovation of the carriage house and summer house
  • Preservation of the main house exterior
  • Donation of a Steinway piano
  • Landscape lighting to enhance the grounds for evening functions
  • Installation of an elevator for ADA compliance

Continue the Tradition

To be a part of the continuing preservation and enhancement of Eastcliff, consider becoming a "Friend of Eastcliff."

Donations are accepted as gifts designated for a special project to Eastcliff's endowment fund.

Please send checks payable to the University of Minnesota Foundation, Eastcliff Legacy Fund, 200 Oak Street SE, Suite 500, Minneapolis, MN 55455. Donations can also be made securely online at

Inquiries about the Friends of Eastcliff can be directed to the University of Minnesota Foundation at 612-624-3333 or the Eastcliff Management Office at 612-626-2400.