Lou Nanne


Nothing Short of Greatness Campaign




Lou Nanne is the consummate insider in the sports, business and media worlds, which is why he’s chairing the University of Minnesota’s $200 million fundraising campaign to upgrade its athletic facilities. (About $130 million has been raised to date.) A former Gopher and North Stars hockey player, Nanne raised money for the Athletes Village that’s set to open in early 2018. Naming rights are part of the fundraising strategy, with the hockey arena becoming 3M Arena at Mariucci. Nanne is also senior managing director of institutional sales at RBC Global Asset Management and a blunt hockey analyst on radio and TV.