hixson-lied College of fine and performing arts

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The College of Fine and Performing Arts was established on July 1, 1993, to bring a focus to the arts at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln. In 2000, the college was officially renamed the Hixson-Lied College of Fine and Performing Arts to recognize a gift of $18 million to the University of Nebraska Foundation by Christina M. Hixson and the Lied Foundation Trust for the college.

Our classes are taught by outstanding faculty, and our students have access to internationally renowned guest artists, performers, art exhibits and films. Some of our most recent guest artists include cellist Yo-Yo Ma, Academy Award-winning editor Mike Hill, New York Times art critic Roberta Smith, opera singer and UNL alumna Barbara Hendricks and Hollywood director Donald Petrie.

Your support for the Hixson-Lied College helps us foster personal attention and global connections as we provide our students the very best experience of a Big Ten university at one of the best values in American higher education. Our students travel, present and perform around the world, thanks to special support from the Hixson-Lied Endowment and other private support.

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N Fund – Hixson-Lied College of Fine and Performing Arts

Gifts to this fund help support the N Fund – Hixson-Lied College of Fine and Performing Arts.


College of Fine & Performing Arts Founders/Deans Club Fund

Gifts to this fund support the College of Fine and Performing Arts Deans Club Fund.


Heather Lundine

Senior Director of Development, Visual and Performing Arts, UNL

Heather’s fundraising efforts are focused on the Hixson-Lied College of Fine and Performing Arts, Lied Center for Performing Arts, Sheldon Museum of Art and the International Quilt Museum. Heather joined the foundation in 2016, bringing with her many years of experience in the nonprofit sectors. She is passionate about the power of art to shape culture and feels truly privileged to work with donors who share that passion.

Haley Shaw

Director of Development, Visual and Performing Arts, UNL

Haley brings an extensive background in the arts to her role fundraising for the visual and performing arts at UNL. After many years of working in the art world in New York City, Haley joined the foundation in 2022. She earned an MA in visual arts administration from New York University and a BFA in imaging arts from Rochester Institute of Technology. Haley passionately believes in the fundamental role the arts have in a thriving society and is thrilled to have the chance to connect donors with opportunities for lasting and impactful gifts.

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