Design for Minnesota > Thanks for Your Support
DesignForMinnfinal.jpg[Update: June 28, 2013]

Our students need your help today. Big decisions are being made about their future right now. Our budget year ends on Sunday and I'm working hard with staff around the college to secure funding for our most important student projects, like the Design Duluth studio. We're close, but we need your help to meet our goal of raising $2,000 to offset research costs that normally fall to students. 

Will you support Design for Minnesota?

You've heard from Tom and Trevor about the vital work our students are doing to promote a more resilient and sustainable Minnesota. I know you care about our students and I know you stand with us. Your past support has helped us get this far. Will you help us meet our deadline today?

Support Design for Minnesota. 

Thank you,

Amanda Underwood
Alumni and Developmen
t Assistant
College of Design 


[Update: June 25, 2013]

Last week we reached out to you to support Design for Minnesota. Our budget year ends on June 30 and we need your help now to fund student work that will have a direct impact on communities beyond campus.

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As we plan for the year ahead, we are committed to expanding innovative coursework like the Design Duluth studio. Students are eager for hands-on experience solving real-world problems - but we need your help!

Give today and send our students back to Duluth to build a stronger Minnesota.


duluth flood 2 6-thumb-500x375.jpg[Update: June 20, 2013]

A year ago this week, Duluth suffered some of the worst flood damage in its history. Last week, College of Design faculty met with Duluth community members to identify critical concerns for the city's infrastructure and learn how students can make a difference. Today, you can join us in building a greater Minnesota.


Our budget year ends on June 30, and we need to raise $2,000 to send our students back to Duluth. From developing local flood systems to improving waterfront connectivity, the preservation of open space to the revitalization of neighborhoods, our students are ready to design resilient solutions for a stronger Minnesota. But we need your help. Your gift today helps cover research costs that would otherwise fall to students.

Good design enriches the lives and improves the environments of whole communities. That's why our students will work alongside residents, business leaders, nonprofit organizations, and civic agencies to propose real solutions to urban design issues. Will you be a part of a stronger Minnesota?

DuluthStudio_BrightonBeach.jpg [Original Post: June 17, 2013]

Duluthmeeting5.jpgDesign thinking goes hand in hand with civic responsibility. We Minnesotans are passionate about our parks, our cities, and the kinds of infrastructure that support sustainable living. That's why I'm asking you to support our students in their work for a greater Minnesota.


Our budget year draws to a close on June 30 and we need your help now to fund student work that will have a direct impact on communities beyond campus. This fall, our Design Duluth studio will expand to a multi-year interdisciplinary initiative in which students will work side-by-side with Duluth residents, business leaders, non-profit organizations, and city agencies to design resilient solutions to urban issues. Your gift today helps cover travel and research costs that would otherwise fall to students.


With summer finally upon us, there is no better time of year to appreciate our great state and the thoughtful planning that ensures its continued prosperity. Lighten the load for our students and show them you support a stronger Minnesota.


Many thanks,  

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Tom Fisher
Professor and Dean
College of Design


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