A billion reasons to celebrate

The University of Minnesota Foundation’s Vision 2017 Campaign concluded on June 30 after surpassing its $1 billion fundraising goal — 15 months earlier than anticipated. Launched in 2007, the campaign raised private dollars to advance medicine and promote health at the University through the Medical School, School
of Public Health, Masonic Cancer Center, and U of M hospitals and clinics.

The Vision 2017 Campaign surpassed its $1 billion fundraising goal 15 months earlier than anticipated.

In total, 77,674 donors contributed $1,052,283,342 for scholarships, faculty, research, new facilities, patient care, and academic programs on the University’s Twin Cities and Duluth campuses. Eighty-nine of these donors gave $1 million or more.

The dollars raised added $65.5 million in student support, created 248 new scholarships and fellowships, and endowed 36 new chairs and professorships.

The Children’s Health Campaign, which was part of Vision 2017, ended in 2015 after raising $220 million for University of Minnesota Masonic Children’s Hospital and the Department of Pediatrics, far exceeding its $175 million goal.

“Our work isn’t done,” says Medical School Dean Brooks Jackson, M.D., M.B.A. “Vision 2017 will serve as a springboard, launching us into even bigger, bolder initiatives, such as ensuring healthy aging, solving addiction, expanding access to clinical trials, and eliminating health disparities.”  

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Environmental shot of the momentous event

(Photography: A.M. Photography)
Published on October 24, 2016

Web extra: Vision 2017

Watch a video about what the Vision 2017 Campaign made possible.