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UNL starts fundraising for international trade and finance institute

UNL starts fundraising for international trade and finance institute

Alumnus Clayton Yeutter has made a $2.5 million leadership gift to help create an international trade and finance institute, which will prepare graduates for in-demand careers.

Posted: lun, mar 16, 2015

UNL

A love story for the boys of Company C

A love story for the boys of Company C

UNL alumna Helen (Plasters) Nemzek, 88, sends money for Love Library, along with a love story from long ago.

Posted: jue, feb 5, 2015

UNMC

Nebraska native remembers home state with $1.5 million gift to benefit UNMC

Nebraska native remembers home state with $1.5 million gift to benefit UNMC

A Nebraska native who spent his career in California has given back to his home state with a $1.5 million gift to benefit the health and well-being of Nebraskans.

Posted: vie, ene 23, 2015

UNK

UNK receives $2 million to help Nebraska children and families

UNK receives $2 million to help Nebraska children and families

A gift of $2 million from alumnus Ron Williams and his wife, Cille, is destined to help Nebraska children and families for years to come.

Posted: vie, ene 23, 2015

UNL

Alumnus pays tribute to former professor, supports renowned law-psychology program

Alumnus pays tribute to former professor, supports renowned law-psychology program

Students and faculty with UNL’s renowned law-psychology program will benefit for years to come because of the gift.

Posted: mié, dic 17, 2014

UNO

Near the end of the road, what matters the most?

Near the end of the road, what matters the most?

How to age with grace? Father Leo Missinne, an expert on aging and a professor emeritus in UNO’s department of gerontology, describes ways that older people can find meaning in life. One of them, he says, is by giving back to others.

Posted: lun, dic 1, 2014

UNL

Startup couple got their start at UNL

Startup couple got their start at UNL

John and Ella Wirtz give back to a place that has made all of the difference to their careers – and their happiness.

Posted: mar, jul 1, 2014

UNMC

Leadership gift moves UNMC nursing building project in Lincoln closer to reality

Leadership gift moves UNMC nursing building project in Lincoln closer to reality

Ruth and Bill Scott of Omaha have made a leadership gift to the University of Nebraska Foundation to support the University of Nebraska Medical Center College of Nursing’s new facility to be located on the University of Nebraska-Lincoln’s east campus in Lincoln.

Posted: mar, jun 24, 2014

PLANNED GIVING

Boy with limited vision sees no limits in his future

Boy with limited vision sees no limits in his future

Will Jensen, 6, knows he can’t see as well as most people because he has something called albinism that affects his eyesight. He also knows his grandparents did something big in his honor because of that – something that made his mom speechless.

Posted: jue, may 29, 2014

MEMORIAL

Alumnus Jim Young passes away after a two-year battle with pancreatic cancer

Alumnus Jim Young passes away after a two-year battle with pancreatic cancer

University of Nebraska Foundation Trustee and University of Nebraska at Omaha Alumnus James R. Young passed away Feb. 15, after a two-year battle with pancreatic cancer. He was 61.

Posted: mar, abr 1, 2014

UNL

Sommerhauser gift helps UNL expand Holocaust education

Sommerhauser gift helps UNL expand Holocaust education

Nebraska alumni Peter Sommerhauser and Eileen Sommerhauser Putter donated $100,000 to establish the Lou Sommerhauser Fund for Holocaust Education.

Posted: lun, mar 31, 2014

UNO

UNO Wolfpack helps son follow his dad

UNO Wolfpack helps son follow his dad

UNO sophomore DJ Carlson wants to be a navigator and have a long career in the Air Force. He’s a cadet in UNO’s Air Force ROTC Detachment 470, also known as “the Wolfpack.” Now the Wolfpack’s alumni group is helping DJ aim for the sky.

Posted: lun, nov 11, 2013

Mark Wilkins named Nebraska Corn Checkoff presidential chair at UNL

The Nebraska Corn Board made a $2 million commitment to the University of Nebraska Foundation in 2014 to establish the permanently endowed chair.

University of Nebraska opens new health center, nursing college complex

A new University of Nebraska facility will give students access to improved health care while providing its nursing program a world-class learning and research space with capacity for future growth.

Wigton gift makes possible welcome and history center at UNMC

The Wigton Heritage Center will be built in conjunction with the Wittson Hall renovation project at UNMC and is made possible with a gift commitment from Robert Wigton, M.D.

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