College of Design receives largest gift in its history

An alumnus of the College of Design’s landscape architecture program, and spouse, have committed $3 million to the University of Minnesota’s College of Design—the largest gift ever received by the college. This substantial commitment has been made by a generous couple who wish to remain anonymous.

“We are grateful for this enlightened commitment, which will allow the College of Design to be at the forefront of design education well into the future," says Dean Carol Strohecker.

The gift, a future commitment, is an endowed fund that will enable full-tuition graduate fellowships for one-third of graduate students in the master of landscape architecture program. Because the fund will be a perpetual endowment, generations of students will complete their studies debt-free.

Pictured here: Norman Palacious, who earned his bachelor's degree in environmental design in 2017 and is currently pursuing a master's in landscape architecture at the College of Design (photo by Matthew Jaeger)

Read more about the gift and the College of Design.



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