Rochester Plummer Building Lighting Program

The Plummer Building on the Mayo Clinic campus in Rochester, MN is named for scientist, physician, and engineer Dr. Henry S. Plummer, whose tenure spanned Mayo's formative years from 1900 until his death in 1936. His genius and energy were essential to Mayo's early success and development. The tower at the top of the Plummer Building houses Mayo Clinic’s Carillon. The Carillon Tower is one of Mayo Clinic’s and the city of Rochester’s most prominent and recognizable architectural features and is beautifully illuminated each night. With increasing frequency, disease-specific nonprofit organizations have requested that the Carillon Tower be lit in a specific color to heighten awareness of their cause. In the past, other lighting requests have included commemorating those lost in terror attacks, the loss of Mayo staff and certain holidays.

Non-profit health and wellness related organizations have the opportunity to request that the Carillon Tower be lit a specific color to heighten awareness of their cause.

Purpose & Objectives

Guidelines for the lighting of the Plummer Building tower ensure fairness, transparency, and consistency with Mayo’s strategic mission. Decisions are based upon adherence to the following objectives.

  1. Further Mayo Clinic’s mission by enhancing public awareness of medical conditions and diseases
  2. Reinforce the Carillon dedication to the soldiers of the United States Military
  3. Acknowledge official public days of mourning