Give to the College of Design

We see design and design-thinking as the key to solving increasingly complex global problems. That’s why the College of Design has launched the fundraising effort Driven by Design to work in concert with the University of Minnesota’s Driven campaign. Driven by Design will focus on the future of the College of Design and building our college into a recognized leader of transformative thinking and practice.

With the intent to raise $30 million by 2021, the Driven by Design campaign will concentrate on fundraising for three goals.

Architecture students working
Goal 1:

To ensure that every student is prepared to become a creative leader in tomorrow’s marketplace.

Student working in the fabrication lab
Goal 2:

To improve the facilities of our college and create transformative and collaborative environments for learning and research.

Product Design faculty with students
Goal 3:

To increase the college’s competitiveness to recruit outstanding faculty.

In the face of climate change, economic inequality, and political instability, our society needs design now more than ever. By focusing on these three goals, the College of Design intends to equip the next generation of design professionals to solve the great issues of our time.

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Adam Buhr
Chief Development Officer

Nate Mueting

Nate Mueting
Major Gift Officer

Tirzah Blair

Tirzah Blair
Associate Development Officer

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