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News & Stories
News & Stories
First scholarship recipients honored to meet Swarts family, express gratitude
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.
WIN grants address needs for rural children, 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.
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.
Rock-star grad reaches summit of life … by giving back
College of Engineering alumnus Ken Jones returns to Lincoln each year to talk with his scholarship recipients about what it takes to reach the top.
Here’s how to become a queen ...
UNO’s athletic director emeritus and former coach Connie Claussen reigned with passion and purpose.
N Fund 2017-18 Annual Giving Impact Report
More than 13,000 of you contributed this year to make an impact on the lives of University of Nebraska–Lincoln students through scholarships, academic programs, renowned faculty, new facilities and more.
Mark Wilkins named Nebraska Corn Checkoff presidential chair at UNL
The Nebraska Corn Board made a $2 million commitment to the University of Nebraska Foundation in 2014 to establish the permanently endowed chair.
University of Nebraska opens new health center, nursing college complex
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.
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.
Gift will expand and enhance entrance to UNMC’s new clinical simulation facility
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.
UNK’s new 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.
A new home for good business … and for the business of doing good
UNL’s Hawks Hall is a new home for good business … and for the business of doing good.
2 WIN grants to assist grandparents, UNL students
Women Investing in Nebraska awarded two $93,000 grants to assist a pilot program making mental health counselors more accessible at UNL residence halls and helping the Nebraska Children’s Home Society expand its support network for grandparents.
University of Nebraska Foundation celebrates $290 million in philanthropic support during fiscal year 2019
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.
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.