Generous donors change the lives of students and others in Nebraska every day.
It's all in the family for UNK scholarship donors
“The way we look at it,” Jack says, “we have our own alumni association.”
UNMC donors leave things better than they found them
Mary Pearson grew up in the Great Depression. Her father, a farmer, didn’t have money to buy her and her twin sister dresses to go to their high school graduation party. So they stayed home.
Happy UNO donor makes students feel the same
Miss Betty Jean Haupt must have had fun at Omaha U.
Scholarship honors parents who contributed to "the good life"
“My parents are dyed in the wool Nebraskans,” he says. “They grew up in tough times, when everything was at a premium. … One thing my family has learned is that Nebraska’s greatest resource is its people. “That’s what makes ‘the good life’ in Nebraska.”
Of fathers, sons and daughters
Anne Martin doesn’t remember much about the night her dad got inducted into the Nebraska Football Hall of Fame. It was 1993. She was just 2 years old. But someone captured it on VHS tape back then and mailed a copy to her parents.
UNO alums love giving back to their alma mater
Bob was a bouncer at an Omaha bar, the Dundee Dell. It was a small, dark place in those days. Margaret was sitting by a front window. The sun was shining on her red hair.
WWII and a young soldier/typist finds a girl just his type
Around midnight, someone walked through the barracks and called out his name. Keith Bennett? Keith Bennett? Yes, sir.
UNO Athletics announces major gift toward academic success
The University of Nebraska Omaha athletic department and the University of Nebraska Foundation today announced a leadership gift by local benefactors Brian and Carey Hamilton toward the construction of an on-campus Academic Excellence Center that will carry their name.
Hennings increase access to education with forever scholarship fund
The children of Harvey J. and Betty L. Henning of Kearney have established a student scholarship in their parents’ honor at the University of Nebraska at Kearney.
The sweetest voice he ever heard, again
By 2003, Eric Silvius had not heard his wife speak in 13 years. Multiple sclerosis had taken her voice. It had taken her ability to swallow. Her arms. Her legs. Her clear vision. It had taken the job she loved as a psychologist.
Donor who came from nothing gives a great deal to UNK
Robert Sahling says he came from “exactly nothing.”
Nursing scholarship honors mom who helped dad and others
Her father encouraged her to go to college, get an education and become successful. Harriett J. Steele did just that, graduating as one of only a few female students from the Ohio State University in the 1940s.
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.