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U of M giving soars to new heights

Thanks to you, the University of Minnesota has some really big numbers to report this year: More than 78,000 supporters collectively donated a record-breaking $351 million to U of M causes closest to their hearts. From raptor rehab to cancer therapy, those dollars are helping life-changing programs take off. U leaders, faculty, and students are thinking big, too: Our new strategic plan calls for the University to play a preeminent role in solving society’s grand challenges. Read on to discover how philanthropy helps us make the world a better place by setting the bar higher than ever.

—Eric Kaler, Ph.D. ’82, U of M President

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Citizens of the world

Jerry and Cathie Fischer’s scholarship helps students become global citizens. Read more

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Morris' outdoor lab

Gift of 140 acres provides space for students to explore the natural world. Read more

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Good work

What does it take to create a positive workplace? Theresa Glomb seeks answers. Read more

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Hip, hip, hooray!

Three cheers for supporters who raised $220 million to keep kids healthy. Read more

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Committed to Crookston

Donors put student wellness at the center of their gift to the U's Crookston campus. Read more

Jason Flowers


A scholarship and a Mason & Hamlin grand piano honor Donald Ferguson’s legacy. Read more

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Champions for athletes

Contributions to U Athletics campaign aim for Nothing Short of Greatness. Read more

Betsy Madole

Hands-on science

For Betsy Madole, ’15, Ritz crackers are an essential scientific tool. Read more

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New cancer treatments

What’s the key to stopping cancer in its tracks? Could it be heat? Or cold? Read more