Your Impact

Thank you for your interest in supporting the work of the Center for Bioethics at the University of Minnesota.

When making your gift, please be sure to specify the Center for Bioethics. All gifts are received and processed by the University of Minnesota Foundation.

Support our Graduate Students

Support graduate students’ training and education in the Center for Bioethics by providing funds for fellowships. Fellowships help the Center attract top students from around the world to pursue their Bioethics education at the University of Minnesota. 

Support the work of the Center for Bioethics

The mission of the Center is to advance understanding concerning ethical issues in biomedical research, health care and the life sciences, with a focus on the rights and interests of patients, research participants, and the public. The Center carries out this mission by conducting original interdisciplinary research and scholarship, offering educational programs and courses, fostering public discussion and debate, and assisting in the formulation of public policy. Your contributions help the Center to be a world leader in bioethics in order to promote ethical and socially responsible research and practice in the health and life sciences.

Support Further Funding for the Center’s Endowed Chair

The Maas Family Endowed Chair in Bioethics honors and provides support for a distinguished member of the Center’s faculty. Dr. Steven Miles currently holds this endowed chair. His work has led to significant improvements in health care insurance, end of life care, the use of restraints in nursing homes, refugee camp medicine, and prison medical ethics. Dr. Miles’ current work focuses on seeking out physicians around the world who assist in torture and seeing that they are held accountable. Your contribution helps support a permanent source of funding for the Maas Family Endowed Chair in Bioethics, so that the Center can robustly honor and support the work of its distinguished faculty members now and into the future.

Here are three ways to make a gift: 

  1. By mail. Send your check to the University of Minnesota Foundation, McNamara Alumni Center, 200 Oak Street SE, Suite 500, Minneapolis, MN 55455-2010
  2. By phone with a credit card, by calling 800-775-2187 or 612-624-3333.
  3. On-line, click on hyper-link above.

In advance, thank you for your confidence in our work and for your generosity!