Magnus Charitable Trust

MCT Mayo Clinic Hosts A ‘Distinguished Benefactor’s Dinner’ In Recognition Of MCT Philanthropy


On Wednesday the 20th of September 2017 Chairwoman Maria Magnus and Director Victoria Magnus, as sitting board members of Magnus Charitable Trust were honored by The Mayo Clinic for their kind support and philanthropic generosity of the Mayo Clinic research programs.

The Magnus Charitable Trust guests were entertained at the historic founding Mayo brother’s stately home with a ‘Distinguished Benefactor’s Dinner’. This gesture by the Mayo Clinic was greatly appreciated by Maria and Victoria Magnus.

The evening enabled the MCT gusts to earn much about the Mayo Clinic’s past and future research projects while appreciating an evening of fine dining in the very unique and stately home of its founders.

This founding home is known as ‘Mayowood’ which is a rural estate, approximately 20 minutes by car from downtown Rochester.

Living Room Dr. Charles H. (Charlie) Mayo and his wife, Edith, built Mayowood in 1911, extending the estate to more than 3,000 acres that included a man-made lake, greenhouses and several working farms. Their son, Dr. Charles W. (Chuck) Mayo and his wife, Alice, made many improvements to the home until their deaths in the late 1960s. Mayowood is filled with elegant furnishings from both generations’ extensive travels.

In a collaborative project, Mayo Clinic, the History Center of Olmsted County and Rochester Master Gardeners are restoring Mayowood with enhancements to the house and grounds that continue the Mayo family’s tradition of hospitality.
Maria and Victoria Magnus extend their gratitude to Susan Patterson (Mayo Clinic) for arranging this great and informative evening in Rochester.

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