The University of Nebraska State Museum is Nebraska’s own premier museum of natural history. The State Museum collects, preserves and interprets objects and associated data through research about the natural world. The collections, with special interest in Nebraska and the northern Great Plains, are the basis of the university’s archive of global, biological, cultural and geological diversity.
This fund helps to promote original research and care of the Museum’s scientific collections (14 million specimens) in parasitology, entomology, botany, zoology, anthropology, and vertebrate paleontology.
A gift to this endowed fund supports the museum’s comprehensive programming and exhibits. Annual net income from the endowment provides ongoing support for the University of Nebraska State Museum.
This fund supports the current and top priority needs at Ashfall, which include developing an expansion to the existing rhino barn pavilion so decades of fossil excavations and research may occur.
Connie has been with the foundation since 1983. She has enjoyed a variety of positions and currently is fundraising for the Hixson-Lied College of Fine and Performing Arts and the State Museum. The most rewarding part of Connie's job is establishing relationships with alumni and friends of the university and helping them make their dream of helping the university a reality.
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.