Donors in the News

The Nebraska ties that bind

Now that Greg Snyder is retired, he spends a lot of time at airports. As a volunteer with Travelers Aid, Greg, who is a Burnett Society member, staffs the information desk at Reagan Washington National to help people find their gates, hail a cab or even get patched up like one unlucky man who fell down an escalator.

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A scholarship in memory of a great man – her great-grandfather

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.”

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.

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.

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