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Our mission

Our mission is to grow relationships and resources that enable the University of Nebraska to change lives and save lives. Our vision is to be recognized as the trusted partner of those wishing to support the University of Nebraska.

When you make a gift to the University of Nebraska Foundation, you can trust that it will be used in the way in which it was intended. That’s a promise we’ve kept with our donors since our organization was founded in 1936.

Support the University of Nebraska

The University of Nebraska was founded on February 15, 1869, less than two years after Nebraska became the nation’s 37th state. The original goal of this new land-grant university was, “To afford the inhabitants of this state with the means of acquiring a thorough knowledge of the various branches of literature, science, and the arts.” This goal has stood the test of time, inspiring the university’s dedication to the education of students, research in a broad range of disciplines and service to the state’s citizens.

The university added the medical center in Omaha in 1902. The University of Omaha became the University of Nebraska at Omaha in 1968. And Kearney State College joined the system in 1991, becoming the University of Nebraska at Kearney.

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Our Promise

When you make a gift to the University of Nebraska Foundation, you can trust that it will be used in the way in which it was intended. That’s a promise we’ve kept with our donors since our organization was founded in 1936.