The University of Nebraska doesn’t expand and grow without the generous support of private donors. Here are a few stories about these kind and generous people.
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.
Nebraska business scholarship forever honors alumnus Ron Rotherham
The family of Nebraska alumnus Ron Rotherham has honored the Ewing native as a loving husband, father and grandfather by establishing a scholarship in his memory.
Gift to help first-generation, low-income Huskers
Beginning in 2018, the Trenchard Foundation, established by Husker alumnus Bob Trenchard in memory of his late wife, Barbara, and his late sons, Todd and Trey, will provide scholarships for Nebraska College Preparatory Academy graduates to attend the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.
New emergency assistance fund to support NU students, employees facing sudden hardship
A new fund at the University of Nebraska Foundation will support NU students and employees on all campuses facing sudden financial hardship from emergency situations
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.
University of Nebraska Foundation Giving Society
University of Nebraska Foundation Giving Society members directly influence the University of Nebraska and its stature as an institution dedicated to teaching, research, and service, strengthening the national and international reputation of the institution. Many programs would go unfunded or could not achieve the next level of excellence without support from these loyal individuals and organizations.
It is our goal to make sure members of the Giving Society know how much we value their dedication and tremendous investment in the University of Nebraska. To offer our thanks and recognition, Giving Society members may receive a number of courtesies, including specialized digital communications, foundation and university publications, invitations to campus events and activities, as well as public recognition and acknowledgment at member events.
Distinguishing donors of $1 million or greater to any campus in cumulative outright giving, pledges and qualifying planned gifts.
Honoring donors to any campus at $100,000 in cumulative outright giving.
Recognizing donors to a specific campus at $50,000 in cumulative outright giving.
Representing those friends and alumni who have documented an estate gift, or similar planned gift, with the foundation.
Acknowledging cumulative giving of $1,000 or more during a calendar year to any fund or campus.