Driven to Create a Better World. Together.

The daunting challenges our communities face demand individuals who can lead across division and strife—the kind of leaders the Humphrey School of Public Affairs graduates. We believe we can change our world by influencing who has opportunities to lead, how they are prepared, and what evidence-based innovations they bring to bear on contentious, consequential issues.

Like its namesake, Hubert H. Humphrey, the School is driven by a passion for human welfare, abiding and boundless optimism, and a rare talent for inspiring people to work in concert toward common goals.

Through the Campaign for the Humphrey School of Public Affairs, donors and friends will invest in leaders who can skillfully align community needs and big ideas, the people who can advance solutions to the pressing challenges of our state, nation, and world.

Your support of the Humphrey School advances our vision to:

  • Broaden access for a wider array of future public affairs leaders
  • Promote hope, opportunity, democracy, and civic life through extraordinary research and teaching
  • Expand our global reach and impact through programs that bring the world to Minnesota and Minnesota to the world

Gwen Freed

Wish to speak to our Development team? Contact Gwen Freed, Director of Development, 612-625-9588.


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