The University of Minnesota Medical School has announced a significant donation that will provide sustained support for its Program in Human Sexuality while providing an incentive for additional individual donations. This area of health care is facing a shortage of funding for research and care programs across the country.
The Chicago-based Tawani Foundation, founded by philanthropist Jennifer N. Pritzker, has donated $3 million to the nationally recognized program. Half of the money will be immediately available. The other half will be made available when the program matches the pledge with other donations. In total, this gift could bring in nearly $5 million to support sexual health research, education, and care at the University. Read more.
- Carlson family philanthropy now stands at over $68 million in gifts to the University, ranking the family as the U's largest individual contributor.
- Minnesota Masonic Charities accelerates its pledge payments and provides an influx of $25 million for the Masonic Cancer Center to use over the next two years.
- 3M’s $26 million investment in the Driven campaign includes a new $8 million commitment to support scholarships and outreach programs.
- A College of Design alumnus and spouse have committed $3 million to support graduate students studying landscape architecture.