All gifts matter, and giving societies are one way for us to say thank you to our most generous and loyal donors. Through giving societies, we honor those whose gifts help change lives and save lives.
When you become a part of one or more giving societies, we show our appreciation and recognize you for your contributions and commitment to the University of Nebraska.
The University of Nebraska doesn’t expand and grow without the generous support of private donors.
University of Nebraska Foundation Giving Society members directly influence the University of Nebraska and its stature as an institution dedicated to teaching, research, and service, strengthening the national and international reputation of the institution. Many programs would go unfunded, or could not achieve the next level of excellence, without support from these loyal individuals and organizations.
It is our goal to make sure members of the Giving Society know how much we value their dedication and tremendous investment in the University of Nebraska. To offer our thanks and recognition, Giving Society members may receive a number of courtesies, including specialized digital communications, foundation and university publications, invitations to campus events and activities, as well as public recognition and acknowledgment at member events.
The Nebraska Circle is the highest level of the University of Nebraska Foundation Giving Society, distinguishing friends and alumni from each of the university’s four campuses who have donated $1 million or more, through outright gifts, pledges or qualifying planned gifts. Due to their remarkable philanthropy, Nebraska Circle members are offered a number of exclusive courtesies, including special invitations from the University of Nebraska president.
Amanda graduated from the University of Nebraska–Lincoln in 2008 with a Bachelor of Journalism in Advertising and Psychology. She joined the University of Nebraska Foundation team the same year. Amanda is passionate about nonprofit work and enjoys using her unique skill set to advance the mission of the University of Nebraska.
Burnett Society member Dwayne Zobell, D.D.S., was born in Montana and graduated from the University of Nebraska Medical Center after attending predental school at Brigham
It was Christmastime in Kansas City. Phil Perry’s dad was a Boy Scouts leader who took Phil along to help give out food and toys
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.