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Past issues

Fall 2010:
A better future in
sight for kids

Minnesota Lions make a $3 milion pledge to help prevent blindness in infants and children

Also featured in this issue:

  • Building medical student success
  • A reason to celebrate
  • Peace of mind - priceless
  • Finding hope
  • Speaking of healing
  • A passion for their profession

Spring 2010:
Building healthy communities

This public health scholarship just might turn our country around.

Also featured in this issue:

  • From beneficiary to benefactor
  • Changing the game
  • Breast cancer: Raising funds and awareness
  • Community partners make the hospital a better place for kids

Fall 2009:
Supporting service

Robert Hart created an endowed scholarship to support medical students committed to serving others.

Also featured in this issue:

  • A family affair
  • Estate gift supports two tracks of leading Alzheimer’s disease research
  • Major grant funds stem cell research collaboration
  • Tapping the potential of natural killer cells

Winter 2009:
Passion and purpose

Schulze family foundation pledges $40 million for cure-focused diabetes research

Also featured in this issue:

  • Honoring a pioneer
  • Reaping the awards
  • Paying it forward
  • On message
  • Simply outstanding philanthropists


Winter 2008:
Customized for kids

Two dads have made children’s hospital rooms a little more like home with Adopt A Rooms.

Also featured in this issue:

  • Offering hope and comfort
  • Supporting students
  • An international toast to children’s health


Spring 2008:
A historic gift

Masons pledge a record-breaking $65 million for cancer research

Also featured in this issue:

  • A lifelong investment
  • Anonymous gift boosts Minnesota’s Future Doctors program
  • A heartfelt ‘Happy Birthday’
  • A monumental gift to mortuary science


Fall 2008:
Grief leads to hope for others

Family’s research fund helps University physicians hone in on a cure for a devasting skin disease

Also featured in this issue:

  • Ensuring a lasting impact
  • Improving cancer outcomes
  • Scholarship honors sister’s contributions to public health nutrition


Winter 2007:
Breathing easier

Donations to lung research help propel U’s program to the top.

Also featured in this issue:

  • Mutual admiration
  • Working for safety
  • Legendary leader
  • Stopping Alport syndrome
  • From the heart


Spring 2007:
A culture of collaboration

Endowed chair to honor longtime Cancer Center director.

Also featured in this issue:

  • Solving the puzzle of autism
  • Giving others a new lease on life


Fall 2007:
A kind heart

In memory of their son, couple funds endowed chair in preventive cardiology.

Also featured in this issue:

  • Keeping radiology at the forefront
  • Motivated by experience
  • Sullivan scholarship surpasses goal




Winter 2006:
A gift that keeps on giving

Jean McGough created an endowed chair in women’s health to honor her mother — and to help future generations.

Also featured in this issue:

  • Advancing research
  • Doing business for a cause
  • Now that’s commitment
  • A place to learn and reflect
  • Put it on plastic

Fall 2006:
A powerful partnership

Donor supports leukemia research with funding and ideas.

Also featured in this issue:

  • Alum gives back to honor trusted friend and counselor
  • A global investment
  • A passion for public health

Summer 2006:
Minnesota miracle-maker

Kurt Amplatz’s medical inventions are saving lives. Now he’s giving back to the university that gave him his start.

Also featured in this issue:

  • Creative ways to give
  • A gift of gratitude — and hope
  • Twin Cities Hope Lodge

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