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Article - NU Foundation celebrates 2019 philanthropic support

The University of Nebraska Foundation has announced that total philanthropic support, including all new gifts and commitments, surpassed $290 million in its fiscal year ending June 30, 2019. This compares to $231 million in total philanthropic support for the previous fiscal year.

Article - Osbornes and Varners honored with highest development service award

Nancy and Tom Osborne and Paula and Woody Varner have been conferred the 2019 Harlan J. Noddle Award for Distinguished Development Service in recognition of the years they advocated for the university and their involvement with private philanthropy for the university.

Article - Holthus and Raikeses honored with highest volunteer service award

Kelly Holthus of York and Jeff and Tricia Raikes of Seattle and Ashland, Nebraska, are 2019 recipients of the Perry W. Branch Award for Distinguished Volunteer Service.

Article - Redevelopment starts on new MMI facility

Children and adults with developmental and intellectual disabilities will benefit from a new facility and all new programs at the Munroe-Meyer Institute in Omaha.

NU Foundation receives highest award for employee wellness programs

The University of Nebraska Foundation has received the Governor’s Harvester Wellness Award, the state’s highest award in recognition of employee wellness programs.

Article - UNMC breaks ground on Wigton Heritage Center

On June 24, 2019, the University of Nebraska Medical Center community gathered to ceremonially break ground on its new campus welcome center — the Wigton Heritage Center — as well as launch the renovation of Wittson Hall and the McGoogan Library.

Article - Dinsdale Family Learning Commons announced at UNL

The new learning space will be named the Dinsdale Family Learning Commons in honor of Dinsdale brothers, Roy and Jack, who are University of Nebraska alumni.

Article - NCTA Gary Hansen memorial project

Alumnus Gary W. Hansen had a positive experience at UNL's Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture in Curtis. As a result, his family is making certain future generations of students have the same opportunities for success in agriculture fields.

Article - Fremont group donates to support Alzheimers research at UNMC 2019

The Fremont Area Alzheimer’s Collaboration donated a $60,000 pilot grant to go toward Alzheimer’s disease research.

Article - Support UNO and UNMC causes during Omaha Gives 2019

Consider supporting the UNO Maverick Food Pantry and UNMC SHARING Clinics during Omaha Gives!

Article - Support Huskers Helping Huskers Pantry on Give to Lincoln Day 2019

One in three students at Nebraska worries about not having enough food to eat. Gifts will help the Huskers Helping Huskers Pantry+ by providing free food and hygiene supplies to students in need throughout the year.

Article - University of Nebraska Foundation a Top 100 Charity

The University of Nebraska Foundation is among America’s Favorite Charities.

Article - Kinman Oldfield Award provides two decades of support to UNMC

For two decades, a research fund has supported the efforts of leading research scientists at the University of Nebraska Medical Center in the pursuit of treatments and a cure for Alzheimer’s disease.

Article - Great Plains Art Museum celebrates opening of new artist studio and public education lab

Fred and Julie Hoppe of Lincoln provided the gift to enable the Great Plains Art Museum to create the new Elizabeth Rubendall Artist-in-Residence Studio and Education Lab.

Article - University of Nebraska Emergency Assistance Fund

A new fund at the University of Nebraska Foundation will support NU students and employees on all campuses facing sudden financial hardship from emergency situations

Article - Students benefit from Cornish Scholarship

The late Edward Cornish made a gift in 1937 to establish the first permanently endowed scholarship fund to forever support the education of UNL students.

Article - New scholarship helps students experience Ireland

The Cluricaun Irish Society of Lincoln established a new scholarship fund to help students travel and learn abroad in Ireland.

Article - Glow Big Red 2019 Recap

The first-ever Glow Big Red—24 Hours of Husker Giving is in the history books as the newest Husker tradition.

Article - WIN to fund Nebraska nonprofit, university project in 2019

Nebraska nonprofit organizations and University of Nebraska programs addressing issues important to the state may now submit funding ideas to Women Investing in Nebraska for its 2019 grant awards.

Article - Bringing attention to UNL students who face personal adversity

The Astir CASNR Emergency Student Aid Fund enables the college to help students who are at risk of disruption to their education because of financial hardship such as the loss of a parent, job loss or medical crisis.

Article - Leadership gift enables university to prepare even more needed teachers for Nebraska

Thanks to a generous gift from the William and Ruth Scott Family Foundation, the University of Nebraska – the state’s largest producer of teachers – will be in an even stronger position to meet one of Nebraska’s most critical workforce needs.

Article - Ivanhoe Foundation supports future global leaders in water management

The gift will assist students committed to improving water and food security in developing countries.

Article - Christensens to be honored with naming of UNO concert hall

The newly renovated concert hall within the Janet A. and Willis S. Strauss Performing Arts Center will be named in honor of UNO Chancellor Emeritus John Christensen and his wife, Jan.

Article - Giving Tuesday November 27 provides opportunity to help your university

Please consider using Giving Tuesday as a day to pause and to support the area of the University of Nebraska and its affiliates that means the most to you.

Article - SharePoint Saturday Omaha Community Educational Scholarship Fund

The SharePoint Saturday–Omaha Community Educational Scholarship Fund was established with a gift commitment to the University of Nebraska Foundation.

Article - 2018 award recipients Ostergards and Milliken Smith

J.B. Milliken and Nana Smith of Austin and Tonn and Holly Ostergard of Lincoln are the 2018 recipients of the University of Nebraska Foundation’s two highest awards for service.

Article - 2018 fiscal year highlights news

The University of Nebraska Foundation reports on fiscal year 2018, celebrates its annual award recipients and announces new and re-elected board members.

Article - UNK Daake Scholarship

Greg and Stephanie Daake know all about the talented graduates of their alma mater: they hire them. Their new coworker, recent UNK grad Jase Hueser, was a recipient of the Daake Design Scholarship from UNK that helped him succeed.

Article - Allen Lecture Series at UNL

The Allens said beginning their education in liberal arts helped encourage their own entrepreneurial interests in the medical field as well as other areas of business.

Article - First scholarship recipients honored to meet Swarts family

Recipients of a new scholarship get the opportunity to meet the family of the man who gifted a scholarship fund to forever help UNL students.

Article - WIN 2018 grants address needs for rural children and older Nebraskans

Women Investing in Nebraska awarded two grants of $91,500 each to expand free after-school programming and to provide mental and cognitive health screenings to older adults.

Article - UNK to celebrate childhood education center groundbreaking

University of Nebraska at Kearney, the community and greater Nebraska will celebrate the beginning of Nebraska’s most innovative center of early childhood excellence.

Article - Wilkins named Nebraska Corn Checkoff presidential chair

The Nebraska Corn Board made a $2 million commitment to the University of Nebraska Foundation in 2014 to establish the permanently endowed chair.

Article - Grand opening July 10 for new College of Nursing Lincoln Division and UNL Health Center

A new University of Nebraska facility will give students access to improved health care while providing its nursing program a world-class learning and research space with capacity for future growth.

Article - Wigton gift makes possible welcome and history center at UNMC

The Wigton Heritage Center will be built in conjunction with the Wittson Hall renovation project at UNMC and is made possible with a gift commitment from Robert Wigton, M.D.

Article - Art gift to enhance entrance to UNMC Davis Global Center

The gift allows for a three-story lighted art decorative screen wall that will welcome visitors as they make their way toward the Dr. Edwin Davis & Dorothy Balbach Davis Global Center for Advanced Interprofessional Learning.

Article - New UNK early childhood education center to be named for LaVonne Plambeck

The LaVonne Kopecky Plambeck Early Childhood Education Center at the University of Nebraska at Kearney will be a model for early childhood education, early childhood educator preparation, and research.

Article - Quilt museum celebrates 10th anniversary gifts that made it possible

Nebraska’s International Quilt Study Center & Museum turns 10 and reflects on its unique mission and the many charitable contributions that brought it to life.

Article - Faculty emeritus Pete Mayeux offers advice to his scholarship recipients and professionals

Peter Mayeux helped hundreds of students achieve their media careers during his 36 years at Nebraska, and the scholarship in his honor continues to do the same. Current recipient Hanna Stobolka can testify to that.

Article - Childrens Dental Day is Feb 2 and you can help

Some of the nearly 200 children attending have never been able to see a dentist.

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 - Women Investing in Nebraska to fund Nebraska nonprofits, university projects

WIN asks potential grant seekers to submit a letter of inquiry by Feb. 19, 2018.

Article - Jerry Pabst wills 3 million for prostate cancer research and care

The gift establishes three permanently endowed funds to forever support the efforts of the Fred & Pamela Buffett Cancer Center.

Article - UNK scholarship supports first-generation college students, honors Peterson familys legacy

Kearney native Pete Peterson has established a new scholarship for students who, like him, are the first in their family to ever attend college.

Article - Our employee wellness program is getting recognition - a lot of it

Long appreciated by our employees, our wellness program is racking up recognition and awards from outside our organization.

Article - COPIC Medial Foundation Gift

Training vehicles travel state to simulate real-life emergency rooms and ambulances and are equipped with mannequins that simulate human patients.

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 - Worths provide 1 million plus estate gift to forever support art programs at Nebraska

A couple who adored the arts and worked at the university for many, many years have left a lasting legacy for Nebraska that will support various art students and faculty members.

Article - Sorrell receives development service award, Whitted volunteer award from foundation

Physicians Michael Sorrell and Peter Whitted are the 2017 recipients of the University of Nebraska Foundation’s two highest awards for service and dedication.

Article - UNO celebrates human rights contributions of Goldstein family

The human rights legacy of Leonard and Shirley Goldstein of Omaha and their family will be forever carried forward at the University of Nebraska at Omaha.

Article - Community support helps bring new piano to UNO School of Music

Arts patrons came together to gift a unique musical instrument to the university and city.

Article - sahling estates helps even more students

Well known among the University of Nebraska at Kearney community – especially by those in Loper athletics – for his compassion and generous student scholarship donations, Bob Sahling is helping students once again.

Article - Gift to UNMC focuses on helping those who have experienced mental trauma

About 50 percent of Nebraskans report experiencing childhood adversity and trauma. The university is developing a program to train those who can help.

Article - Holland Foundation 2 million gift creates endowed presidential chair in early childhood development

Funds will forever support the university’s Buffett Early Childhood Institute and its public outreach and education programs across Nebraska.

Article - Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture program sparked by welding

The Mervin R. Eighmy Foundation provided a gift that helped the Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture acquire eight new welders, supplies and technical support for its expanded welding program.

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 - Scholarship honors alumnus and legendary Huskers administrator Fox Bryant and his wife Pedie

Don “Fox” Bryant, who enjoyed a long and notable career in communications and administration with Nebraska athletics, has been honored with a named scholarship fund.

Article - Nebraska announces landmark Firebird ballet collaboration with preeminent American companies and dancers

Performing arts collaboration to feature superstar ballerina Misty Copeland with the American Ballet Theatre of New York and the St. Louis Symphony.

Article - University of Nebraska Foundation appoints Wilhelm as CFO

Wilhelm has returned to Nebraska, where he previously spent more than 25 years.

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.

WIN grants help feed children, train rural emergency responders

Women Investing in Nebraska announces the 2016 recipients of two $62,500 grant awards.

Article - UNMC celebrates new home for pharmacy education research

The $35 million, state-of-the-art facility will focus on drug discoveries, better preparing future pharmacists.

Article - Celebrating Eighty Years of Purpose with universitywide service day June third

We’re celebrating 80 years of service to the university with a day of service on each campus.

Article - Ronnie Green named next UNL chancellor

NU President Hank Bounds announced today that following a national search he has named Ronnie D. Green the next chancellor of UNL.

Article - Donors give 212 million to the University of Nebraska

The University of Nebraska Foundation announced that alumni and friends gave $212.7 million in gifts and pledges to support the University of Nebraska making it the third best year for private donations.

Article - Kenneth Cowan and Nancy Keegan receive University of Nebraska Foundation tributes

Kenneth Cowan and Nancy Keegan are the 2015 recipients of the University of Nebraska Foundation’s annual awards for contributions made to university development and volunteer service.

Article - Our Students Our Future initiative to raise 200 million in support of NU students

Increased access and success for current and future students is the focus of a two-year, $200 million fundraising initiative announced Sep. 24.

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 - Together, WE CAN

No one should have to battle cancer alone.

Through the WE CAN Cure-a-thon on April 9 and 10, become a WE CAN PARTNER by making a $20 contribution each month, starting today. Bring hope for cancer patients, right here in Nebraska.

Article - We have new email addresses

The University of Nebraska Foundation announces that its email addresses for employees has changed.

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 - Making a Difference

Today we announced that the Campaign for Nebraska has raised more than $1.8 billion for the University of Nebraska.

Article - Husker mom one of many women helping Nebraska to WIN

Want to join a good-hearted group of women who want to help this state to win? Consider joining WIN (Women Investing in Nebraska).

Article - Doug Cook

We mourn the loss of Doug Cook, a wonderful friend, loving husband and amazing father. Doug saw the humor in life and shared it with everyone around him. For that, and so many other reasons we feel deep sorrow at his loss.
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