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Nebraska Medicine and its research and education partner, the University of Nebraska Medical Center (UNMC), share the same mission: to lead the world in transforming lives to create a healthy future for all individuals and communities through premier educational programs, innovative research and extraordinary patient care.

Whether you volunteer, give financially or provide a tribute of appreciation, you help Nebraska Medicine provide serious medicine and extraordinary care. Thank you for making a difference in the lives of others.

Please learn more below about supporting Nebraska Medicine and meet our development specialists who can help you.

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Nebraska Medicine Patient and Family Experience Fund

This fund supports Nebraska Medicine’s commitment to an outstanding patient experience, including critical basic needs for patients and families, as well as support for technology, education and activities that enhance the patient experience.


Nebraska Medicine Nursing Development Fund

The Nebraska Medicine Nursing Development fund benefits nurses throughout the health system and provides resources for specialized training, advanced certifications and nursing recognition.


Nebraska Medicine Excellence Fund

This fund supports innovative initiatives at Nebraska Medicine that allows the health network to be nimble and opportunistic.


Amy Volk

Chief Development Officer, Nebraska Medicine and Senior Vice President, UNMC Development

Amy has been with the foundation since 1993. She has a Bachelor of Science degree in social work from Iowa State University and a Master of Arts degree from Bowling Green State University. Amy enjoys managing an amazing team devoted to UNMC, its hospital partner Nebraska Medicine and their donors. She has the opportunity to help people make their philanthropic dreams come true and gets to work with bright, talented and passionate clinicians, researchers and educators who care deeply about the health and well-being of others.

Emily Tiensvold

Senior Director of Development, Clinical Programs, Nebraska Medicine

An Omaha native, Emily came to the foundation in 2022. Before that, she raised support for Creighton University’s College of Nursing, the University of Chicago and the University of Chicago Medicine. She holds a bachelor’s degree in journalism/public relations from the University of St. Thomas and a master’s of business communications from DePaul University. As a member of the Nebraska Medicine clinical team, Emily is eager to connect patients and their families with donor opportunities that move the needle on improving patients’ lives.

Tom Thompson

Senior Director of Development, Fred & Pamela Buffett Cancer Center at UNMC

Tom has been with the foundation since 2002. He has a Bachelor of Science degree in communications from the University of Nebraska at Omaha. He supports the Fred & Pamela Buffett Cancer Center and oncology related departments at UNMC. Tom enjoys working at the foundation because he is assisting the people at UNMC who work tirelessly to help others.

Meghan Perrin

Director of Development, Nebraska Medicine

Meghan joined the University of Nebraska Foundation in 2018 with a strong professional background in fundraising, consulting and nonprofit leadership. She holds a Master of Public Administration degree with a nonprofit management concentration from the University of Nebraska at Omaha. Meghan’s fundraising efforts are focused on the University of Nebraska Medical Center and Nebraska Medicine, and she has a passion for helping alumni and friends of the university connect their interests to fulfilling, life-changing opportunities.

Matthew Pohren

Director of Development, Nebraska Medicine

Matthew joined the University of Nebraska Foundation in 2018 with a strong background in consulting and leadership and extensive knowledge of university systems. A Nebraska native, he believes in the purpose and mission of the foundation and enjoys the opportunity to make philanthropic ideas and dreams a reality for supporters of the University of Nebraska Medical Center and Nebraska Medicine.

Measure your life by the difference 
you’ve made in someone else’s.

When you make a gift to the University of Nebraska Foundation you can trust that it will be used in the way in which it was intended. That’s a promise we’ve kept with our donors since our organization was founded in 1936.