Message From the Campaign Chair

James L. Barksdale

The health care world knows only one Mayo Clinic. This is the place where you go because you know of its reputation, resources and results. You know that Mayo puts the patient at the center of everything possible in medicine. Mayo revolves around you.

This is why we call our fundraising campaign: "You Are ... The Campaign for Mayo Clinic." You are the reason we are dedicated to advancing patient care. You are the inspiration to develop new treatments and cures. You are the start of something big. You are Mayo Clinic.

I believe in Mayo Clinic and the purpose of this campaign. Mayo is the best investment for the future of medicine because of its ability to accelerate the pace of discovery to patient care. Mayo invented its Model of Care to improve the health and well-being of the patients, community, nation and world.

The campaign will succeed with your support. That success will result in the best possible care not only for you and your family but also for the millions of individuals around the world who turn to Mayo Clinic when they need trusted answers they can't find elsewhere.

I'm asking you to join me at this defining moment in health care to determine what is possible in medicine. Your generosity and legacy will matter for generations.

About James L. Barksdale

Mayo Clinic is pleased to announce that James L. Barksdale will provide leadership for this historic fundraising effort as campaign chair.

A former chair of the Mayo Clinic Board of Trustees, Mr. Barksdale has had an extraordinary career that included serving as president and CEO of Netscape Communications. He also played a prominent role in the formative years of FedEx Corp. and AT&T Wireless.