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Doc Stevenson leaves $2.75 million legacy gift to UNK

Doc Stevenson leaves $2.75 million legacy gift to UNK

The estate of the late B.M. “Doc” Stevenson has bequeathed $2.75 million to UNK, much of the gift forever providing student scholarship aid.

Posted: Fri, Apr 17, 2015

UNMC

Together, WE CAN

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.

Posted: Wed, Apr 8, 2015

UNO

A Portrait of Philanthropy: Ron and Connie Brasel

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.

Posted: Wed, Apr 1, 2015

UNL

Here she comes (with her memoir) … ‘Kalamity Kate’

Here she comes (with her memoir) … ‘Kalamity Kate’

Local TV pioneer Leta Powell Drake, a UNL alumna, feels good to be giving back with scholarship money – and many untold stories.

Posted: Mon, Mar 30, 2015

UNL

Engineering scholarship honors alumnus Paul Leslie

Engineering scholarship honors alumnus Paul Leslie

The scholarship is designated for UNL engineering students who demonstrate an interest in new technologies and innovative business opportunities.

Posted: Fri, Mar 20, 2015

UNL

UNL starts fundraising for international trade and finance institute

UNL starts fundraising for international trade and finance institute

Alumnus Clayton Yeutter has made a $2.5 million leadership gift to help create an international trade and finance institute, which will prepare graduates for in-demand careers.

Posted: Mon, Mar 16, 2015

UNL

UNL celebrates CBA building groundbreaking

UNL celebrates CBA building groundbreaking

The $84 million, 240,000-square-foot CBA building is the largest academic building project in recent history at UNL.

Posted: Fri, Mar 6, 2015

UNMC

Gift from Fremont organization supports promising Alzheimer's research at UNMC

Gift from Fremont organization supports promising Alzheimer's research at UNMC

A gift by the Fremont (Neb.) Area Alzheimer’s Committee to support innovative research at the University of Nebraska Medical Center helps augment the fight against a disease that currently affects 35,000 Nebraskans and more than 5 million people nationwide.

Posted: Thu, Mar 5, 2015

UNL

A love story for the boys of Company C

A love story for the boys of Company C

UNL alumna Helen (Plasters) Nemzek, 88, sends money for Love Library, along with a love story from long ago.

Posted: Thu, Feb 5, 2015

UNMC

Nebraska native remembers home state with $1.5 million gift to benefit UNMC

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.

Posted: Fri, Jan 23, 2015

UNK

UNK receives $2 million to help Nebraska children and families

UNK receives $2 million to help Nebraska children and families

A gift of $2 million from alumnus Ron Williams and his wife, Cille, is destined to help Nebraska children and families for years to come.

Posted: Fri, Jan 23, 2015

UNO

A toast to a great teacher, Orv Menard

A toast to a great teacher, Orv Menard

Orv Menard didn’t want a funeral. Instead, he just wanted people to gather at the school’s alumni house for an afternoon of conversation and sparkling French wine – Cremant – all on his dime, and some good Dixieland music. They did.

Posted: Fri, Jan 16, 2015

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.

We have new email addresses

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

‘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 …

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