Campaign Vision

Imagine a world where every person in every community has the opportunity for a healthy life.

Some believe that people won’t accept an idea if it is too advanced, too forward thinking to imagine or grasp. At the University of Minnesota School of Public Health, we think the opposite is true. We believe that thinking far into the future is exactly what we need to advance health and well-being and to meet the needs of a changing world. We believe that preparing for and preventing disease and injury is of utmost importance. We believe that avoiding health crises is first and best. And we think you do too.

At the University of Minnesota School of Public Health, our pioneering research, inventive and innovative education, and collaborative model have positioned us among the top ten schools of public health in the nation for many years. Through the Driven. campaign, we fortify our strengths to advance our impact wherever we work.

With your help we will create a healthier tomorrow by:

  • Shaping a strong knowledge base by increasing our capacity to improve lives through public health research & practice.
  • Shaping future leaders in health by ensuring that the strongest student candidates choose our school and thrive during their education.
  • Shaping critical priority areas by attracting world-class faculty to lead and maintain our standing as a premier global institution.

Brian Osberg, MPH ’86 (right in photo)
Campaign Chair


John Finnegan Jr., PhD (left in photo)
Dean and Professor, School of Public Health

Your Gifts Are More Important Than Ever

The School of Public Health upholds the resourceful, hard-working values of Minnesota. Per capita, our faculty are the most productive faculty at the University of Minnesota and collectively hold the University’s third-largest research portfolio.

Today, reductions in state funding and the unpredictable nature of grant funding make financial diversification is vital to our school’s success.

Philanthropic investment will advance our school’s bold vision to lead the movement toward a healthier future.  

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