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U of M, Morris Launches $21 Million Fundraising Campaign

Students on the campus mall
Jenna Ray
Publication date: 
September 8, 2017

The University of Minnesota, Morris is launching a $21 million fundraising campaign to distinguish itself as a model for living and learning. This campaign is part of the University of Minnesota's largest fundraising effort to date, Driven: The University of Minnesota Campaign.

UMM's campaign priorities include:

  • Providing scholarships and engagement opportunities for students
  • Endowing professorships
  • Expanding and improving facilities to support student learning, faculty research, and regional outreach
  • Investing in the EcoStation and other initiatives supporting environmental education, research, and preservation in the region

According to Chancellor Michelle Behr, this campaign comes at an important moment for the campus and for American higher education.

"I have seen the power of community engagement to positively impact higher education—UMM itself is the result of community collaborations," she says. "Just as the establishment of UMM was a communal effort, so too, will this campaign present a chance for us all to come together to enable the campus to soar."

To learn more about A model for living and learning: the campaign for the University of Minnesota, Morris, please contact Chief Development Officer Susan Schmidgall at 320-589-6160 or