Campaign priorities

The campaign is an opportunity for all of us to join a community of the driven, focusing on these five main priorities:

Elevate a world-class student experience

Students arrive at the University of Minnesota talented and curious. Surrounded by thought leaders, mentors, and opportunities, they grow in ways they never could have imagined. In classrooms, labs, libraries, and studios, they perfect the craft of learning. Your gifts to support scholarships, fellowships, and field-shaping faculty transform students’ lives so they can transform the world. Learn more


Accelerate advances in health

At the University of Minnesota, creative collaborations bring new approaches to research and care. With your help, we have improved the quality of life for people in Minnesota and across the globe by fighting infectious diseases, promoting health equity, preventing and treating diseases that threaten both animals and humans, and using new teamwork-focused education models to educate the health workforce of the future. Learn more

Protect and sustain agriculture, food, and water

The University operates in a geographical landscape that serves as a microcosm of our world. Campuses located on America’s greatest lake, greatest river, and greatest prairie, as well as in urban centers, enable us to tackle some of the planet’s biggest challenges: water availability, agriculture and food, energy efficiency, and climate change. Learn more


Drive a Minnesota plan for innovation

For students, faculty, and business partners, the University of Minnesota is a center of invention that creates a clear and widespread economic value. Your gifts support a deeper engagement between industry and the U of M, innovation hubs that encourage collaboration, and transformative student experiences that produce business thinkers and leaders. Learn more

Provide a place of opportunity for everyone

At the University of Minnesota, we believe everyone should have the opportunity to reach their full potential. Together we advocate for equity and justice through targeted programs in law, public affairs, and political scienceand through work to eliminate the achievement gap in Minnesota’s schools. Your gifts have also helped enrich our collective quality of life by bringing theater, dance, art, and music into communities statewide. Learn more