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178 Pillsbury Dr. S.E
Minneapolis, MN 55455
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The Impact of Giving

During the past five years, the College of Education and Human Development has raised over $9 million in gifts from alumni and friends. These gifts are making a real difference to students, faculty, and staff.

The following are just a few examples of how gifts are being used.

Passion Makes a Difference

Eleanor and Arver ThorneThomas Jandris has built a successful career at the intersection of entrepreneurship and education.
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Investing to Make a Huge Impact

Eleanor and Arver ThorneLiving modestly and investing wisely helped Eleanor, ’37 and Arver Thorne leave a generous estate gift to each of their alma maters.  Continue reading »

Miss Luttgen Leaves a Legacy

Gertrude LuttgenA strong proponent of early childhood education, Gertrude Luttgen left an estate gift to create scholarships for women who major in the field. Continue reading »

Living Giving

Dan HuebnerUniversity alumnus Dan Huebner likes to describe his philosophy of philanthropy as “living giving,” a philosophy shared with his late wife, alumna Bonnie Westby Huebner. Continue reading »

Making Excellence Possible

Nancy LindahlThey first met while students at the University of Minnesota and after more than three decades of marriage marked by energetic volunteerism for the University, John and Nancy Lindahl established flexible endowed professorships. Continue reading »

A Scholarship Honoring a Spouse and Supporting Future Teachers

When Bill Walter was pondering what to get his wife Judy for her 60th birthday, he thought of the University of Minnesota. Continue reading »

Giving matters: inspiring math learners

A Mooty Foundation gift helps Lesa Clarkson foster math skills in North Minneapolis Continue reading »

Hormel Teams with the College for Teacher Development

The Department of Organizational Leadership, Policy, and Development is creating ongoing courses and professional development programming for teachers in Austin, Minnesota, in partnership with the Hormel Foundation and the Austin Public Schools. Continue reading »

Endowed Chairs and Professorships

Current chairs and professorships


Office of External Relations

Lynn Slifer, Director


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