What is the service of gratitude?
Each year the faculty, staff, and students of the University of Minnesota’s Academic Health Center host a service of gratitude to recognize and honor the individuals who have gifted their remains to the University for the advancement of medical science. The service has traditionally been held in November of each year. Invitations are sent out to each primary contact person we have on record and generally delivered six weeks prior to the service. Donors are honored through music, poetry and dance pieces, selected and performed by the health science students. The service recognizes all donors who have made a gift of their remains and is not intended to honor one specific donor or be a vehicle for the return of the donor’s cremated remains.
Who may attend the service of gratitude?
Anyone may attend the service of gratitude. For service information, please see the service information below or call 612-625-1111.
When is the next Anatomy Bequest Program Service of Gratitude?
Please join the Anatomy Bequest Program and University of Minnesota health science community at the 2019 Service of Gratitude to recognize and honor the individuals who have gifted their remains in order to benefit the health outcomes of future generations.
The Service of Gratitude will be at 7:00 p.m. (CST) Monday, November 11, 2019 at Northrop at the University of Minnesota.
To view the 2019 service invitation, donor picture tribute instructions, or transportation information, click here.
Live streaming of the event is available by accessing https://z.umn.edu/serviceofgratitude19.
Past services archives
2018 Service of Gratitude
2017 Service of Gratitude
2016 Service of Gratitude
2015 Service of Gratitude
The 2015 Service of Gratitude was held on Tuesday, November 10, 2015 at 7:00 pm at the Northrop Auditorium.