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Donor Stories

November 28, 2016

 When Jamesy Raffone was diagnosed with Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD) in 2013, his parents, Jim and Karen Raffone, were devastated. They felt helpless. ... Read more »

November 8, 2016

A confident Sophia Vinogradov, M.D., stood at a podium in University of Minnesota Masonic Children’s Hospital in September and addressed an auditorium filled... Read more »

November 8, 2016

How can we stop Alzheimer’s disease? It’s a question that has challenged University of Minnesota neuroscientist Karen Hsiao Ashe, M.D., Ph.D., for her entire... Read more »

October 14, 2016

It's a long road from tending tobacco fields in North Carolina to being named one of the 350 women who changed the world by Working Woman magazine,... Read more »

October 4, 2016

Kyle Rudolph is no stranger to hospitals. The Minnesota Vikings tight end is a frequent visitor at University of Minnesota Masonic Children’s Hospital,... Read more »

October 4, 2016

As  part of a six-day, 2,000-mile Giving Tour bus trip across the country, a group from the Steven & Alexandra Cohen Foundation in April stopped to visit... Read more »

May 10, 2016

For most kids, birthdays are a time for parties, cake, and presents. But when Rylee Routledge turned 7, she had a different kind of gift in mind.

Rylee... Read more »

May 3, 2016

Ant Financial Services President and China Executive MBA alum Eric Jing announced a $5 million gift to strengthen the Carlson School’s relationship with China... Read more »

May 3, 2016

Ten-year-old Maria and 9-year-old Miller Williams have inquisitive minds, an aptitude for science, and an utter fearlessness of all things creepy-crawly.... Read more »

May 2, 2016

Professor emeritus Jan Hogan, Ph.D., devoted her academic career to studying family economics to promote and support healthy, happy families. Through her... Read more »

April 29, 2016

Stanislaw Skrowaczewski, renowned composer and conductor emeritus of the Minnesota Orchestra, believes musical training must be grounded in the humanities. His... Read more »

April 29, 2016

Nursing is a big part of Pat and Jerry Robertson’s life. Jerry’s mother was a nurse, and he married a nurse — Pat.

After earning her master’s in... Read more »

April 28, 2016

Imagine ordering food you don’t actually want because the name of the item you do want causes you to stutter. Or spending three days with your stomach... Read more »

April 28, 2016

She has a passion for helping children and families struggling with serious illness; he’s committed to advancing neuroscience research.

Together... Read more »

April 11, 2016

When Jenna Zona was born in 2013, it became immediately apparent that something was seriously wrong. She had numerous blisters, and her skin was extremely... Read more »

April 11, 2016

To advance care for abused and neglected children in the region, Otto Bremer Trust has donated $2.5 million to the Center for Safe and Healthy Children at... Read more »