Make a Planned Gift, Leave a Legacy
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Make a planned gift and leave a legacy
There are many ways to give to the University of Nebraska and its affiliates. You can make a gift through your estate plan without giving any money right now or you can make a gift that will return an income to you, such as an annuity.
All of these gifts are referred to as planned gifts because you are planning to provide the gift at a later date, and all of these gifts grant you membership in the Burnett Society – A giving society for individuals who support the university with a planned gift.
Regardless of the method you choose, you may designate your gift to the area that matters the most to you and leave a legacy. If you've already made a planned gift, please share your plans with us. We'd love to hear your story.
To learn more about the impact of the Burnett Society, please watch our video above. Here, members toured the greenhouse at the university’s Innovation Campus followed by a lunch at the Embassy Suites in Lincoln where they enjoyed hearing from several student scholarship recipients. Throughout the year, the Burnett Society brings members together for special events created with them in mind.
For more information, contact any member of our Gift Planning team.
Planned Giving Resources
Planned Giving Stories
Planned Giving Stories
Here are some of the amazing stories of donors and those who they have helped while advancing the university through planned giving. In addition, from time to time we feature the latest news and information about planned giving so that you can stay informed.
Looking back on the ride of his life
What really matters in life? Helping others, says doctor in his final days.
Doctor reflects on the moon and a river … and on the ‘miracle’ of his life
He says his mother’s words inspired an unlikely path that led him to UNO and UNMC and then to an amazing career.
Three hundred reasons for giving back
UNK donor says a gift from two professors back in the day “was really a miracle” to him.
Students still benefit from first endowed scholarship created in 1930s
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.
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.
Inaugural Glow Big Red a success with more than 1,500 contributors
The first-ever Glow Big Red—24 Hours of Husker Giving is in the history books as the newest Husker tradition.