University of Minnesota Foundation

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Giving to medicine and health at the University of Minnesota

Special Events

The University of Minnesota Foundation and its partners present a variety of fundraising and recognition events throughout the year.

University of Minnesota Foundation events

Diamond Awards

January 23, 2014
Diamond Awards—Minnesota’s star-studded baseball charity event—celebrates outstanding performances by the Minnesota Twins and benefits the University of Minnesota’s innovative research and patient care in ataxia, muscular dystrophy, multiple sclerosis, Parkinson’s disease, and ALS (Lou Gehrig’s disease).

WineFest No. 19—A Toast to Children’s Health

May 9-10, 2014
WineFest supports the internationally renowned University of Minnesota Children’s Hospital, where physician-researchers develop and deliver innovative treatments and cures for childhood diseases. Since 1995, WineFest has raised nearly $10.5 million in support of children’s health research, education, and care at the University of Minnesota.

Champions for Children Golf Classic

June 9, 2014
A benefit to support University of Minnesota Children’s Hospital, where physician-researchers develop and deliver innovative treatments and cures for childhood diseases.

Golf Classic “fore” Diabetes Research

June 16, 2014
Golf Classic “fore” Diabetes Research seeks to raise awareness and support for diabetes research at the University of Minnesota.

Wine Women & Shoes

November 14, 2014
A walk-around wine and food tasting, marketplace, live auction, and fashion show all come together for four fabulous hours of fundraising, camaraderie, and shopping. Wine Women & Shoes supports crucial, life-changing pediatric patient services, programming and activities at University of Minnesota Children’s Hospital—transforming the care experience for the smallest patients and their families.


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Important information about giving
to the University of Minnesota

The Minnesota Medical Foundation has merged with the University of Minnesota Foundation.

The combination of two great foundations, operating as the University of Minnesota Foundation, will enhance support of excellence at the University of Minnesota, provide even greater efficiencies, and better serve University donors.

For more information, contact the University of Minnesota Foundation at 612-624-3333.

Plan a fundraising event

Fundraising events are one of many ways to support medical research, education, and service at the University of Minnesota. If you'd like to plan a fundraiser to benefit UMF, please contact our events team at 612-624-4444 or events@mmf.umn.edu.

Download our event planning toolkit and learn how you can make a difference by hosting a third-party event.