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.
UNMC breaks ground on new welcome center
On June 24, 2019, the University of Nebraska Medical Center community gathered to ceremonially break ground on its new campus welcome center — the Wigton Heritage Center — as well as launch the renovation of Wittson Hall and the McGoogan Library.
Private gifts establish learning commons at UNL’s East Campus library
The new learning space will be named the Dinsdale Family Learning Commons in honor of Dinsdale brothers, Roy and Jack, who are University of Nebraska alumni.
Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture receives updates, redevelopments with Hansen memorial gift
Alumnus Gary W. Hansen had a positive experience at UNL's Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture in Curtis. As a result, his family is making certain future generations of students have the same opportunities for success in agriculture fields.
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.