The Foundation advances the University's mission by raising and managing gifts for scholarships, faculty, research, and academic programs.
The Foundation's Vision: To be the "best of the best" in university development, supporting the University of Minnesota in its quest to be one of the top three public research universities in the world. The Foundation's Mission: To engage the resources of the private sector to build and sustain excellence at the University of Minnesota. Core Values: * Mission-driven -- Believing in and supporting the University and Foundation missions. * Donor-centered -- Setting new standards for meeting and exceeding donor expectations. * Trustworthy -- Conducting ourselves with integrity and honesty, and expecting the same in return. * Relationship-reliant -- Building mutual respect, being active listeners, creating shared experiences and establishing trust. * Employee-focused -- Committed to recruiting, valuing, developing and retaining the best. * Collaborative -- Seeking out and embracing diverse and complementary perspectives. * Dedicated to Excellence -- Providing leadership, innovation, continuous improvement and accountability in all services we provide. Source: www.giving.umn.edu