Cornerstones in Masonic giving to the U of M


Masonic Cancer Center Fund is established and raises $1 million to build the 80-bed Masonic Memorial Hospital.


A campaign raises more than $1 million to add two new floors to the hospital.


$875,000 is pledged to construct and equip an outpatient clinic.


Masonic Families give $1.1 million for more lab space and a new oncology clinic.


A $5 million pledge supports construction of the four-story Masonic Cancer Research Building.


Minnesota Masonic Charities pledges to raise $10 million for a new, state-of-the-art cancer clinic. Building was complete in 2016. 


Minnesota Masonic Charities commits $65 million to support what is now the Masonic Cancer Center, University of Minnesota.


The U’s children’s hospital is renamed in honor of the Masons’ longtime giving and new $25 million gift.


The University of Minnesota launches Driven: The University of Minnesota Campaign. The largest fundraising campaign in the U’s history, Driven aims to raise $4 billion by 2021. Support from Minnesota Masonic Charities plays a key role in the success of this campaign.


Ten years after their record-setting pledge of $65 million to the Masonic Cancer Center, Minnesota Masonic Charities accelerates this support with an influx of $25 million. The expedited funding will drive crucial research in precisely targeted approaches to cancer prevention and treatment, resulting in therapies that could be customized to the uniqueness of one’s genes.


Minnesota Masonic Charities commits $35 million to establish and name the Masonic Institute for the Developing Brain. The original cornerstone for the building that will house the institute was laid by the Masonic Fraternity in 1922 by Grand Master Herman Held.