College of Design

Goldstein Museum of Design

This Season of Kindness and Giving

This is a time of generosity. I'd like to thank you for your enthusiasm, your ideas, and your volunteer time.

Thank you!

Each year, individual donors like you also support meaningful design experiences and access to GMD's unique collection through end-of-the-year gifts. Perhaps you have received the bright orange mailing from GMD asking for your support. Please return the enclosed envelope or contribute at

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Left:Sophia Graydon Designers Visit GMD Oct 2012
Right: We the Designer Exhibition Opening Sept 2012

Your donation helps:

• Create opportunities for over 13,000 visitors to see design as essential to their lives

o GMD provides object-based learning for classes and community groups, paid internships, and exhibitions that explore design problem-solving to create a better world.

• Provide online access to photographs of 3,500+ collection objects (10% of the total collection).

o One family was joyfully reconnected with their grandmother's wedding dress through the online photos yet still knew it was cared for in GMD's collection for future generations.

IMG_3883.jpgAbove: Minnesota Lace Society Visit GMD Aug 2012

Your gift of $50 (or an amount comfortable for you) could support the photography of collection objects that may be the inspiration for flattering apparel for a woman with osteoporosis or may connect families across the country to their design heritage.

Your donation can go twice as far if your company has a matching program. Let us know if it does and we'll follow up. It's that easy! Please contribute at

IMG_2657.jpgAbove: Gopher Camp Children visit the Gallery during the Basket Exhibition June 2012

Thanks to thoughtful donors like you, GMD provides design opportunities for students, many of whom have used their knowledge to improve communities across the world.

Your contribution continues GMD's important investment in design education. With your help, we will continue to inspire innovative ideas and discovery.

Again, thank you!

Yours in design,
Lin Nelson-Mayson, director

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