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Buy a Book for the Library Fund

Buy a Book for the Library Fund

UNK's Buy A Book program will enable the staff of the Calvin T. Ryan Library to rebuild their book collection.  It also offers you a valuable way to memorialize a relative, friend, professor or colleague by putting their name in a book in the collection.

There are three levels of giving:

  • $100 contribution – One book
  • $500 contribution – Six books
  • $1,000 contribution – Twelve books

Memorial or Honorary Gift

When making your gift, be sure to enter the name of those you would like to honor in the area below the Memorial or Honorary Gift heading.


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Lucas Dart

Lucas Dart

UNK Campus, UNK Alumni Relations
308-698-5272 direct
800-432-3216 toll free
lucas.dart@nufoundation.org
Lucas joined the foundation in 2002 and left to become the UNK alumni director in 2008. He returned to the foundation as campaign director and associate director of the UNK Alumni Association in 2010. Currently he is vice president of alumni relations and development for UNK. Lucas is a Kearney native and has a Bachelor of Science in Finance from the University of Nebraska at Kearney. He enjoys fostering alumni and friends' connections with UNK and each other and helping donors achieve their philanthropic dreams and goals.
Dusty Jura

Dusty Jura

College of Education, UNK Athletics
402-698-5278 direct
800-432-3216 toll free
dusty.jura@nufoundation.org
Dusty has been with the foundation since 2013. He has a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration and Sports Administration from the University of Nebraska at Kearney. Dusty raises funds for UNK athletics and the College of Education. He finds working to help his alma mater in areas of personal importance to him to be very rewarding.
Pete Kotsiopulos

Pete Kotsiopulos

College of Business and Technology
308-698-5273 direct
800-432-3216 toll free
pete.kotsiopulos@nufoundation.org
Pete joined the foundation in 2010. He has a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from the University of Nebraska at Kearney. Pete enjoys working at the foundation and the UNK Alumni Association because of the dedicated people who work at both and because of the great missions served by the foundation and the UNK Alumni Association.
Anne McConkey

Anne McConkey

College of Fine Arts and Humanities, College of Natural and Social Sciences, Libraries
308-698-5282 direct
800-432-3216 toll free
anne.mcconkey@nufoundation.org
Anne has been with the foundation since 2011. She has a Bachelor of Art in Studio Art from the University of Nebraska at Kearney. Anne raises funds for the College of Fine Arts and Humanities and the College of Natural and Social Sciences. She enjoys working with UNK's alumni and friends and being involved with all the great things happening on campus. "For me, it comes down to the students. I like having a role in helping our donors make UNK an excellent place for the students."