Parents Drive

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Give every year. Make a difference every day - now more than ever!


Dear Minnesota State Mankato Parent/Guardian,         

Hanson FamilyOur daughter, Jessica, a Senior Biology Major, will soon be a third generation member of our family to graduate from Minnesota State Mankato. From Education to Computer Science to Biology majors, all three generations of our family have had quality post-secondary educations that have given us solid foundations in our career and adult lives. We believe that Minnesota State Mankato continues to improve by focusing on retaining students through investing in teachers who really care and know their students, improving facilities, and aggressively pursuing new technology opportunities. From academics to music/theater arts and athletics, Minnesota State Mankato gives students great exposure to a wide range of experiences that prepare them for the world that awaits them.

To help our University educate and equip students for the next generation, we ask you to join us in supporting the Minnesota State Mankato 23rd Annual Parents Drive. Our primary goal is to focus on participation of 1,000 parents this year. Please take the phone call when a student calls from the Annual Fund. Your participation, at any level, will make a difference and help us to collectively achieve the $80,000 goal. You can choose to give to the Memorial Library, Student Affairs— Family Association or any other area on campus. Thank you for your consideration and Go Mavs!


Paul and Diane Hanson
2014 Parents Drive Chairpersons

P.S. Consider attending Family Weekend October 31-November 2, 2014. Visit for details.

Make a Gift to the 23rd Annual Parents Drive

A gift to the Parents Drive improves campus life and increases the quality of an education at Minnesota State. You may choose to support any area on campus. Tuition covers only a fraction of each student's education. Gifts to the Parents Drive benefit students by attracting the finest faculty and students, while providing advanced programs that contribute to an education of excellence.

Get involved during Family Weekend - this fall

Please consider attending Family Weekend on campus this fall. Visit the Parents and Family website for information.