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Honorary and Memorial Giving

What types of gifts can be made in honor of someone?

Honorary and memorial gifts to benefit the University of Nebraska, the Nebraska Medicine health care network or any other university affiliates are a meaningful way to honor someone, including a family member, friend, teacher, student or others. These gifts can be made in memory of a deceased individual or in honor of a living person.

When an honorary or memorial gift is made, the University of Nebraska Foundation notifies the honoree or his or her family of the gift, but the gift amount is not disclosed. The gift is then administered and used as specified by the donor or the individual’s family.

What types of gifts can be made in honor of someone?

Any type of a gift may be made in honor of someone, including gifts made with cash or through the transfer of stocks. Gifts made online may also be designated in honor or memory of someone by indicating this information when completing the online donation form.

You may direct gifts to a currently existing fund or choose to establish a new fund to honor someone and decide how the fund will help.

New funds may be established as expendable to provide immediate support to the university as designated, or they may be established as permanently endowed to forever provide support to the university through the fund’s annual income. Please consult with a development specialist at the foundation to determine the right option for you.

How may I match the gift with the interests of the person I wish to honor?

You may support any aspect of the University of Nebraska and its affiliates that you decide is most appropriate for the person you wish to honor. This may include gifts that support student scholarships, faculty members, programs, patient experience, departments, medical and other research, capital improvements and much more.

May multiple people contribute?

Yes, many people may contribute in honor or memory of an individual, and they will each receive a thank you and a receipt for their gift.

Foundation staff members are available to assist the family after memorial gifts are received, so the designated fund does not have to be decided immediately unless that is preferred.

How should I share information about memorial and honorary giving?

Below are possible announcements you may use in sharing gift requests.

If a fund at the foundation has already been selected or established:

Gifts in [memory or honor] of [Name] may be made to the [Fund Name #00000000] at the University of Nebraska Foundation, PO Box 82555, Lincoln NE 68501-2555. Make checks payable to the NU Foundation and include on the memo line or enclosed that the gift is in [memory or honor] of [Name] and the fund name.

If a fund at the foundation has not yet been selected or established:

Donations in [memory or honor] of [Name] may be sent to the University of Nebraska Foundation, PO Box 82555, Lincoln NE 68501-2555. Make checks payable to the NU Foundation and include on the memo line or enclosed that the gift is in [memory or honor] of [Name].

How do I share information about memorial and honorary giving to Nebraska Medicine?

The University of Nebraska Foundation is the fundraising partner of Nebraska Medicine, and our Nebraska Medicine development specialists can help you determine the best options for honoring your loved one while supporting Nebraska Medicine.

Below are suggested memorial designations for Nebraska Medicine:

If a fund at the foundation has already been selected or established:

Gifts in [memory or honor] of [Name] may be made to benefit Nebraska Medicine and the [Fund Name #00000000]. Please send donations to the University of Nebraska Foundation, PO Box 82555, Lincoln NE 68501-2555. Make checks payable to the NU Foundation and include on the memo line or enclosed that the gift is in [memory or honor] of [Name] and the fund name.

If a fund at the foundation has not yet been selected or established:

Donations in [memory or honor] of [Name] may be made to benefit Nebraska Medicine. Please send donations to the University of Nebraska Foundation, PO Box 82555, Lincoln NE 68501-2555. Make checks payable to the NU Foundation and include on the memo line or enclosed that the gift is in [memory or honor] of [Name].

Whom do I contact to identify or establish a fund for memorial or honorary giving?

The University of Nebraska Foundation has a team of professionals who can help you identify a meaningful way to recognize someone through philanthropy. For more information, please contact us.