Give to the College of Design

We see design and design-thinking as the key to solving increasingly complex global problems. Working in concert with the University's Driven campaign, the College of Design has launched the Driven by Design fundraising campaign to focus on building our college into a recognized leader of transformative thinking and practice.

Driven by Design Campaign Goal: $30 Million by 2021

The Driven by Design campaign will concentrate on fundraising for three main areas:

Architecture students working
$15 Million in Support for Students

To provide more financial support to students and ensure that each one is prepared to become a creative leader in tomorrow’s marketplace.

Product Design faculty with students
$10 Million in Support for Faculty

To support innovative teaching, research, and community engagement and to increase the college’s competitiveness to recruit outstanding faculty.

Student working in the fabrication lab
$5 Million in Support of Innovative Studio Education

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

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

Adam Buhr
Chief Development Officer
612-624-7808
adambuhr@umn.edu


Nate Mueting

Nate Mueting
Major Gift Officer
612-624-1386
mueti002@umn.edu


Tirzah Blair

Tirzah Blair
Associate Development Officer
612-626-6385
tblair@umn.edu