Carmen D. and James R. Campbell Hall Home of the Institute of Child Development

Best practices in childhood make a profound difference in the success of every individual. The top-ranked University of Minnesota Institute of Child Development has a vision to be an incubator of teaching and research that makes an exponentially positive impact on children, families, and society. We are asking for your support to provide ICD with a modern facility that helps make that vision possible. Its current space is outdated and dispersed across multiple buildings, and your support will sustain a vital academic center of distinction that attracts and retains creative, field-shaping faculty, and students who are uncovering new horizons in human development. We celebrated the grand opening of Campbell Hall in October 2022. We are grateful to the many donors who stepped up and joined this important campaign. There is still an opportunity to participate.

We are excited to have an anonymous donor who will match new gifts so we can close the gap on fundraising. You can join this exciting project. For more information, please contact Susan Oswald Holter, Chief Development Officer at 612-625-1757 or

Naming opportunities are available to recognize donor generosity. Learn more about the naming opportunities.

Your support will transform ICD to reflect the changing nature of teaching and learning in the science of child and adolescent psychology, and ensure the best outcomes for all children.

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Pre-design conceptual drawing of the east side exterior
Front door
Pre-design conceptual drawing of the treehouse, on the second floor, will connect sightlines with the Knoll

We're driven to make a difference

Ann Masten
Over time, I’ve tried to foster a shift in the way we think about children at risk—from a focus on problems to a focus on strengths and promoting successful development.

Ann Masten, PhD
Regents Professor, Irving B. Harris Professor of Child Development,
Distinguished McKnight University Professor