A legacy of giving. A commitment to find a cure.
The Masonic Cancer Center Fund is part of a strong legacy of cancer research support from the Masons and Order of the Eastern Star of Minnesota which began with a $1 million gift to build the Masonic Memorial Hospital. The hospital located at the University of Minnesota admitted its first patient in 1958 and still operates today as a cancer clinic and general research building.
Over the years, Minnesota Masons and members of the Order of the Eastern Star generously provided $35 million to support cancer research and patient care, including a $10 million pledge to build a new state-of-the-art cancer clinic.
A $65 Million Pledge for Cancer Research
In April 2008, Minnesota Masonic Charities, on behalf of the Minnesota Masonic family, presented the University of Minnesota with an extraordinary gift of $65 million – the largest gift ever made to the University – to seek the cure for cancer.
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“The Masons’ legacy of giving to cancer research at the University of Minnesota has transformed our ability to find cures and better ways of preventing, diagnosing, and treating cancer”
University of Minnesota
President Robert Bruininks