Your gifts in support of the U’s newly launched Masonic Institute for the Developing Brain will advance groundbreaking work that improves the lives of children and families throughout the state, our nation, and the world.

The generosity of private donors will augment investments made by the University and the community to:
  • build dedicated space for research, education, and clinical care
  • provide support to attract and retain the highest-caliber faculty and staff
  • advance promising early-stage research concepts to the point where they can attract larger public grants.

Giving Opportunities

  • Naming opportunities: MIDB clinic, MRI imaging suite, clinical research centers, atrium, playground
  • Child and adolescent program support
  • Patient-family assistance

Thank you to our donors

The Masonic Institute for the Developing Brain was named in recognition of a $35 million gift from Minnesota Masonic Charities, the University’s largest donor. Thanks to the Masons and several other generous donors—including the Lynne & Andrew Redleaf Foundation, which contributed $15 million to the MIDB and another $6.5 million in related gifts—we have made great strides toward our $100 million fundraising goal. Still, we need many more generous donors to step forward to support the institute and its efforts to improve the lives of children and families throughout Minnesota and beyond.  

Investment in early-child and adolescent brain health is an investment in society.