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News & Stories
News & Stories
A message of hope and help
A message of hope and help: UNK students like Luke Grossnicklaus pay it forward.
‘You get to see a lot of gratefulness’
Medical student who serves the underserved – while gaining hands-on experience – thanks the people who support UNMC’s student-run SHARING Clinics.
A sacred circle of connections
A sacred circle of connections: UNO, math and the Henry Doorly Zoo.
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.
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.
‘I really wish I could have thanked her’
UNMC student will never forget the name of a nurse from the past – Vela E. Stewart – who left a legacy for her and other future nurses.
In her life of philanthropy, a few special gifts stand out
In her life of philanthropy, a few special gifts stand out: UNL journalism graduate talks about the two places she’s most passionate about helping out.
You’re invited: For the Love of Books event is Feb. 8 at UNL
Celebration support students in Medieval and Renaissance Studies and the conservation of special collections and rare books from the Medieval and Renaissance periods.
Quilt ‘detectives’ piece together the facts
Piecing together the facts: Volunteers on the Genealogy Task Force at UNL’s International Quilt Study Center & Museum find the fascinating stories behind the quilts.
Children’s Dental Day is Feb. 2 and you can help
Some of the nearly 200 children attending have never been able to see a dentist.
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.
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.
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.