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Items Tagged ‘Development’

November 30, 2018

Honoring Caregivers by Supporting Mayo Clinic’s Mission

By SharingMayoClinic SharingMayoClinic

Warren and Marilyn Bateman’s links to Mayo Clinic stretch back through decades past, and their commitment to supporting the organization will endure for years to come.

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Tags: Development, Mayo Clinic Hospital, Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Mayo Model of Care, Methodist-Kahler School of Nursing, nursing, Saint Marys


April 22, 2016

Following Her Father’s Last Words, Vivian Finds New Life Because of Mayo Clinic

By SharingMayoClinic SharingMayoClinic

Vivian Tsai remembers the last words her father said to her: “See a doctor.” He recognized her symptoms. For years, puzzling symptoms and a troubling medical condition had stalked their family. Growing up in Taiwan, Vivian was athletic and seemed to be healthy. However, she began to lose strength in her early 30s and went […]

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Tags: Apical Myectomy, Development, Heart Disease, hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, International Medicine


September 2, 2014

A Golden Dream

By Hoyt Finnamore HoytFinnamore

After being diagnosed with cancer, Joan Hittner, along with her husband, David, created an organization to raise money to find a cure. Today, David and daughter Christine continue the work. In 2011, Joan and David Hittner opened a letter from the Mayo Clinic Department of Development. Inside was a request: Would they consider donating $25 […]

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Tags: Cancer, CANCER RESEARCH, Carcinoid Tumor, Development


January 27, 2012

Philanthropy Right Under My Nose

By MakalaArce MakalaArce

“I live in Rochester, MN. I live very close to the downtown area, which means I can easily walk a few blocks and be submerged in Mayo Clinic history and the future of medicine and science. As I was looking up at the Gonda building, I became ashamed. I didn’t know who was behind the […]

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Tags: Development, donate, generous, give, Gonda


March 28, 2011

Bigger Than a House

By Matt Derechin matt derechin

“Patients helping patients” has always been my way of summarizing philanthropy at Mayo Clinic. After all, most benefactors are patients, and the gifts they make help other patients, either right away (think buildings and new equipment) or years later (think scholarships for bright young minds or support for research that leads to new treatments). But […]

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Tags: 5334, Cancer, Development, Gabriel House of Care, Transplant


November 15, 2010

Celebrating Philanthropy to the Max

By MakalaArce MakalaArce

Philanthropy has long played a vital role in Mayo Clinic’s success. From Drs. Will and Charlie Mayo, who gave their estates to endow the clinic, to little six-year-old Emma, whose story appeared on Sharing Mayo Clinic just days ago, giving is important. Similarly, you can give by participating in “Give to the Max Day” this […]

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Tags: Development, give, max, Mayo Clinic, National Philanthropy Day


August 28, 2009

Giving Back

By Lee Aase, Director, Mayo Clinic Social Media Network LeeAase

Glenn Primack had his first experience with Mayo Clinic during the last year, accompanying his best friend, Bob, who had cancer. Glenn describes his journey, both with Bob’s care at Mayo (led by Dr. Keith Bible) and how that experience led him to seek diagnosis and treatment at Mayo for his own increasingly debilitating pain: […]

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Tags: 5292, 5335, Cancer, Development, Glenn Primack, Mayo Clinic, Paolo Sandroni, Research, Sarcoidosis


February 23, 2009

Confessions of a New Employee

By CSMMayo csmmayo

I work at Mayo Clinic in Rochester; but I have only been there since December 2008. As you might guess, I’m delighted to work at Mayo, and, yes, as you might also guess, I work with a group of amazingly talented people—in my case, in the Department of Development. But what you might not guess […]

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Tags: Campaign for Mayo Clinic, Development, Mayo Clinic


February 23, 2009

A Second Life

By Matt Derechin matt derechin

Job description: Meet and write about the grateful patients who become benefactors of Mayo Clinic, their gifts and the researchers and physicians who use these gifts to move medicine forward. That’s my job – if you can call something as wonderful as that a job – as a writer for the Department of Development. But […]

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Tags: 3793, Development, organ donation, Transplant


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