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Article - Cancer survivor benefits UNMC and others who have helped him

Cancer survivor’s generosity benefits UNMC and others who’ve helped him

Article - Gift from remarkable man to help art students achieve their dreams

A distant relative of famed author Willa Cather, Bud Cather studied art and played on the Husker football team while a student in the 1930s.

Article - Nebraska business scholarship forever honors alumnus Ron Rotherham

The family of Nebraska alumnus Ron Rotherham has honored the Ewing native as a loving husband, father and grandfather by establishing a scholarship in his memory.

Article - Gift to help first generation low income Huskers

Beginning in 2018, the Trenchard Foundation, established by Husker alumnus Bob Trenchard in memory of his late wife, Barbara, and his late sons, Todd and Trey, will provide scholarships for Nebraska College Preparatory Academy graduates to attend the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.

Article - Curtis native honors college mentor Glenn Jurgens with memorial scholarship fund

A scholarship honoring the kindness and dedication of a former ag professor will benefit students in Curtis for years to come.

Article - University honors the life of distinguished alumnus Clayton Yeutter

Renowned trade expert Clayton Yeutter was born in Nebraska and served four U.S. presidents in a career spanning several decades.

Article - NU Foundation awards Yanneys with top volunteer award Morin and Plowman with development service awards

The foundation has announced the 2016 recipients of its highest awards, the Perry W. Branch Award for Distinguished Volunteer Service and the Harlan J. Noddle Award for Distinguished Development Service.

Article - For all it gave him Lincoln doctor gives back to UNMC

Dr. Don Gibbens, a Lincoln OB-GYN, is giving back to his alma mater because of all it gave him and because he wants to make the lives of residents a little easier.

Article - Early childhood welfare focus of new community chair at UNO

The $1 million endowed position is named in honor of Chancellor John Christensen

Article - The queen of her students hearts

The queen of her students’ hearts, Professor Carole Levin, plans to leave a legacy at UNL.

Article - Alumnus Ron Lockard establishes computer science and engineering scholarship at UNL

The scholarship provides awards to undergraduate and graduate students who plan to enter a career field the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics projects will increase more than 20 percent by 2022.

Article - A great mans journey Trip home reminds Yeutter of his great Nebraska roots

A great man’s journey: Trip home to Eustis reminds Clayton Yeutter of his great Nebraska roots.

Article - Three hundred reasons for giving back

UNK donor says a gift from two professors back in the day “was really a miracle” to him.

Article - UNO means the world to a man whos seen the world

Air Force veteran who’s seen the world now giving back to a place that’s meant the world to him.

Article - A scholarship in memory of a great man her greatgrandfather

California woman visits Nebraska for the first time to learn more about her noted ancestor, who was a dean of UNL’s business college and an adviser to President Truman. In his name, she endows a fund in the College of Arts & Sciences – the “John Davidson Clark Courage and Commitment Fund.”

Article - Unlikely friendship grows over the years leading to fruitful harvest

UNL alumnus realizes, in that end, that planting seeds of kindness can change people’s lives.

Article - Here is a noteworthy alumna you probably do not know Ruth Wilcox MD

Ruth E. Wilcox, M.D., recalls her long career – and her med school ‘fellows’ who made all the difference.

Article - A gift for his father the filmmaker

Bob Chenoweth, a retired Hollywood producer, finds a perfect way to make amends with his ‘ornery’ dad, who was Omaha’s first filmmaker.

Article - Gift from Colorado ranching couple blazing the trail for IANR students

Nebraska natives Bill and Sandra Condon of Sterling, Colo., recently endowed major full-ride scholarships for upperclassmen in UNL’s Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources. The William and Sandra Condon Endowed Scholarship for Agriculture Studies.

Article - A Portrait of Philanthropy Ron and Connie Brasel

Ron and Connie Brasel of Omaha say they got hooked on UNO hockey years ago after getting to know the coaches and players. They saw the shoestring budget in those early days, and decided to help. It’s been a fun ride, they say, to see how far the Mavs have come.

Article - Nebraska native remembers home state with 1 5 million gift to benefit UNMC

A Nebraska native who spent his career in California has given back to his home state with a $1.5 million gift to benefit the health and well-being of Nebraskans.

Article - UNKs broadcast journalism students benefit from Mitchell scholarships

The next generation of broadcast journalists from UNK now have additional support for their education and training with a gift from the John and Mary Mitchell family.

Article - Mr Dick Hanzel Thank you

This envelope comes as a surprise. “Oh, wow.” He tears it open and reads the handwritten note out loud: Mr. Dick Hanzel …

Article - Major gift boosts nationally recognized feedyard management program at UNL

A nationally recognized program at UNL that has educated and trained cattle feedyard specialists for 25 years has received a major gift to perpetually support its mission and student interns.

Article - Leadership gift moves UNMC nursing building project in Lincoln closer to reality

Ruth and Bill Scott of Omaha have made a leadership gift to the University of Nebraska Foundation to support the University of Nebraska Medical Center College of Nursing’s new facility to be located on the University of Nebraska-Lincoln’s east campus in Lincoln.

Article - Couple sees their children and giving as the glue to their marriage

Two years ago, Mary and Rodrigo Lopez of Omaha led a Habitat for Humanity team in Haiti. It had been several years since the earthquake, and yet many people were still living in tent camps.

Article - Engineering donor does more than just talk about Nebraska

Robert McBroom, 91, talks about the Dust Bowl days and how grateful he is that his dad, and the university, gave him a better life.

Article - Hubbard Foundation advances State Museums outreach and service

The University of Nebraska State Museum has received a major gift from the Claire M. Hubbard Foundation to provide funding to establish a volunteer program, launch a new distance learning program and begin a program to help underserved populations access the museum.

Article - Donors turn lifelong nursing dream into a reality

Her dream was always the same.
“When I was a little girl, I remember being asked the infamous question: ‘What do you want to be when you grow up?’” Myrranda Essex says. “And unlike some children, I always gave the same answer: ‘I want to be a nurse.’”

Article - Gift leaves School of Music singing a happy tune

An $8 million gift from Glenn Korff creates a permanently endowed fund for the School of Music
<p><i>Editor’s Note: Sadly, Mr. Korff passed away on Aug. 27. Memorial services are pending.</i></p>

Article - Generous Cope helped enhance the map of Kearney

Donor Carol Cope left the streets of Kearney changed for the better.

Article - Garden of happy tears

She didn’t mean to cry.
But Dorothy Enright did, and her tears made it hard to see the garden and its trees and shrubs, its paths where the students walk.

Article - Worldwide contractor likes NU graduates

The Kiewit Corporation, based in Omaha, is one of the largest contractors in the world. Many of its employees – about 600 – are University of Nebraska graduates. Some have risen to top leadership jobs – people like Rick Lanoha, Dave Miles and former Husker All-American offensive lineman Doug Glaser. But the large number of NU grads is not just because the company’s headquarters is in Nebraska. Other units of the company – the West Coast ones in particular –...

Article - Buffett gives students some priceless advice

A young woman stood before the third-richest man in the world – Warren Buffett – one recent day and asked him about something almost everybody in the world wants.

Success. This was during a live CNN interview at UNO’s Mammel Hall.) Find out his surprising answer.

Article - Heeeeeeeres Johnnys latest gift

Renovation project, is being made possible with a gift from the John W. Carson Foundation.

Article - Cancer center to be named for Fred and Pamela Buffett

A new cancer center at the University of Nebraska will be named the Fred & Pamela Buffett Cancer Center, thanks to a gift from Pamela Buffett.

Article - Generous donor picks Lincoln over London

Article - This gift is music to the ears for grad students

Students are singing praises for a new fellowship award recently gifted to the University of Nebraska–Lincoln School of Music

Article - Holocaust survivor tells story to save others

Sam Fried was 15 when he was captured and sent to Auschwitz.

Article - Cancer survivor gives back

Now three years cancer-free, Pilcher-Huerter “strives to pay it back” to the place and the people who gave her back her life.

Article - Ag professor helps others grow

The seed of the Hoegemeyer tree took root in this soil long ago. It grew strong, against long odds.

Article - He had the music in him

He taught them how to sing and, in the process, how to soar in life.

Article - Sisters share parents gift for giving

Winslow and Irene Van Brunt taught their children to value people.

Article - Who was Mr Lied

If you live in Nebraska, you’ve probably benefited from the legacy of Ernst F. Lied.

Article - Her mothers designs helped designer succeed

Mary Mitchell of Omaha’s recently published book, Drawn to Fashion, covers her 45 years as a fashion illustrator.

Article - Quirky professor taught them about biology life and Lord of the Rings

“We believe, like he did, that it’s vitally important to give back.”

Article - Nebraskas oldest active CPA gives 1M to support alma mater future accountants

“This gift from Del Lienemann Sr. will impact the School of Accountancy by helping us build a world-class faculty and deliver a first-class accounting education to our students.”

Article - Donor feels the satisfaction of giving

Article - Rasmussens provide gift to benefit NUs construction engineering and nursing programs

Students studying construction engineering or nursing at the University of Nebraska will benefit from the generosity of Jim and Faye Rasmussen of Ravenna, Neb., who have established four funds at the University of Nebraska Foundation.

Article - Donors goal Get students through college

Coming to Lincoln for college was traumatic at first for Jim Rasmussen.

“Oh, man,” I thought. “What a big city.”

Article - Couple takes team approach to beat this

Article - Donors help students and others taste sweet success

Over the years, the Seacrests have helped many people across the state connect with the arts. It’s been a passion.

Helping young people, they say, has been especially sweet.

Article - Neighbors helping neighbors

Philanthropy, Bob Krohn says, was not talked about when they were growing up in Albion, Neb.

It was just something that everybody did – neighbors helping neighbors.

Article - The Barta brothers Clifford and James were lifelong ranchers

They were also philanthropists.

So it made sense when the brothers donated 6,000 acres of rangeland in 1996 to the University of Nebraska Foundation.

Article - UNL alum who was helped helps others

Life was tough for UNL alum Richard Hensley, who grew up in Central City, Neb., during the Depression.

Article - A UNMC miracle story times two

The nurse called at noon.

Be at the office in an hour, she said.

“I don’t want to come,” Peg Ricketts replied.

Article - Olsson Associates reinforces engineering education at Nebraska

With a history of reinforcing education at the University of Nebraska, Olsson Associates has announced a gift commitment of $260,000 over the next 10 years to support faculty members, students, academic programs and facilities at the College of Engineering.

Article - Gift from former student supports Creative Nonfiction Program at UNO

A recent gift from The Kinney Family Foundation to the University of Nebraska Foundation honors individuals who were instrumental in the development of the English Department’s Creative Nonfiction Program at the University of Nebraska at Omaha and supports the current program and its students.

Article - Its all in the family for UNK scholarship donors

“The way we look at it,” Jack says, “we have our own alumni association.”

Article - UNMC donors leave things better than they found them

Mary Pearson grew up in the Great Depression.

Her father, a farmer, didn’t have money to buy her and her twin sister dresses to go to their high school graduation party. So they stayed home.

Article - Happy UNO donor makes students feel the same

Miss Betty Jean Haupt must have had fun at Omaha U.

Article - Scholarship honors parents who contributed to the good life

“My parents are dyed in the wool Nebraskans,” he says. “They grew up in tough times, when everything was at a premium. … One thing my family has learned is that Nebraska’s greatest resource is its people.

“That’s what makes ‘the good life’ in Nebraska.”

Article - Of fathers sons and daughters

Anne Martin doesn’t remember much about the night her dad got inducted into the Nebraska Football Hall of Fame.

It was 1993. She was just 2 years old. But someone captured it on VHS tape back then and mailed a copy to her parents.

Article - UNO alums love giving back to their alma mater

Bob was a bouncer at an Omaha bar, the Dundee Dell. It was a small, dark place in those days. Margaret was sitting by a front window. The sun was shining on her red hair.

Article - WWII and a young soldier typist finds a girl just his type

Around midnight, someone walked through the barracks and called out his name.

Keith Bennett? Keith Bennett?

Yes, sir.

Article - UNO Athletics announces major gift toward academic success

The University of Nebraska Omaha athletic department and the University of Nebraska Foundation today announced a leadership gift by local benefactors Brian and Carey Hamilton toward the construction of an on-campus Academic Excellence Center that will carry their name.

Article - Hennings increase access to education with forever scholarship fund

The children of Harvey J. and Betty L. Henning of Kearney have established a student scholarship in their parents’ honor at the University of Nebraska at Kearney.

Article - The sweetest voice he ever heard again

By 2003, Eric Silvius had not heard his wife speak in 13 years.

Multiple sclerosis had taken her voice. It had taken her ability to swallow. Her arms. Her legs. Her clear vision. It had taken the job she loved as a psychologist.

Article - Donor who came from nothing gives a great deal to UNK

Robert Sahling says he came from “exactly nothing.”

Article - Nursing scholarship honors mom who helped dad and others

Her father encouraged her to go to college, get an education and become successful.

Harriett J. Steele did just that, graduating as one of only a few female students from the Ohio State University in the 1940s.

Article - 250000 gift will provide scholarships to Kearney nursing students

“On behalf of the UNMC College of Nursing faculty and staff at the Kearney Division, I would like to say how grateful we are for Ms. Reynolds' extremely generous gift and legacy to the future of health care."

Article - Collaboration strengthens Holocaust genocide education in Nebraska

Omahans Louis Blumkin, a World War II liberator, and Sam Fried, a Holocaust survivor, both understand the need for society to be educated about genocide, so history does not repeat itself.

Article - New fund will assist UNO students in breaking international barriers

Former University of Nebraska President Ronald Roskens and wife, Lois, of Omaha have provided a gift to give to students in the College of Education at the University of Nebraska at Omaha.
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