Milestones in Masonic Support of University of Minnesota Cancer Research and Care
“A Legacy of Giving” - historical and original film footage from the 1950’s and the first fundraising campaign of Minnesota Masons to build a cancer hospital at the University of Minnesota. Watch the Video.
Masonic Cancer Center Fund (MCCF) is founded, $1 million is raised to build the 80-bed Masonic Memorial Hospital (dedicated in 1958)
(and again in 1986) the University of Minnesota confers its highest honor, the Regents award, upon the Masonic Fraternity
A second fundraising campaign successfully raises more than
$1 million to add two new floors and 40 beds to the
Masonic Memorial Hospital
Masonic Families of Minnesota pledges $500,000 to purchase the fourth-floor research facility in a building adjacent to the hospital for cancer research.
$875,000 is pledged by Masonic Cancer Center Fund to construct and equip an outpatient clinic
$1.1 million is given by the Masonic Families for more lab space and a new oncology clinic, facilitating collaboration among cancer researchers by housing them in one facility
$5 million is pledged toward adding four stories to the Dwan Variety Club Cardiovascular Research Center, with the expansion named the Masonic Cancer Research Building
A floor of the Masonic Cancer Research Building is named the Eastern Star Cancer Research Floor to recognize the support of Eastern Star members
University of Minnesota Cancer Center is designated a Comprehensive Cancer Center by the National Cancer Institute.
The Masonic Cancer Center is one of only 41 institutions in the United States to hold this designation.
The Masonic Cancer Research Fund gives nearly $3.5 million to Dr. Philip McGlave and the Division of Hematology, Oncology and Transplantation at the University of Minnesota, Department of Medicine, for recruitment and career development of oncology faculty devoted to both patient care and cancer research.
Masonic Cancer Center Fund becomes a Heritage Charity as part of the family of Minnesota Masonic Charities – Minnesota Masonic Charities commits to supporting MCCF’s Partners for Life campaign to raise $10 million for a new state-of-the-art cancer clinic
Successful completion of the Masonic Cancer Center fund Partners for Life Campaign.