Make a Planned Gift, Leave a Legacy
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Make a planned gift and leave a legacy
There are many ways to give to the University of Nebraska and its affiliates. You can make a gift through your estate plan without giving any money right now or you can make a gift that will return an income to you, such as an annuity.
All of these gifts are referred to as planned gifts because you are planning to provide the gift at a later date, and all of these gifts grant you membership in the Burnett Society – A giving society for individuals who support the university with a planned gift.
Regardless of the method you choose, you may designate your gift to the area that matters the most to you and leave a legacy. If you've already made a planned gift, please share your plans with us. We'd love to hear your story.
To learn more about the impact of the Burnett Society, please watch the video above. At the 2019 Burnett Society luncheon, members enjoyed lunch at the UNL Lied Commons where they heard from Dr. Jeffrey Gold, UNO and UNMC Chancellor, and Llana Borrego, a first-generation college student and scholarship recipient. The program was followed by a tour of the UNMC College of Nursing Lincoln Division building. Throughout the year, the Burnett Society brings members together for special events such as this created with them in mind.
For more information, contact any member of our Gift Planning team.
Planned Giving Resources
Planned Giving Stories
Planned Giving Stories
Here are some of the amazing stories of donors and those who they have helped while advancing the university through planned giving. In addition, from time to time we feature the latest news and information about planned giving so that you can stay informed.
Burnett Society member spotlight: Jerry Varner
Jerry Varner became a member of the Burnett Society in 2015 when he decided to include the University of Nebraska Medical Center in his estate plans.
Ken Jones Scholarship supports students who will build our future
Video spotlight: Taylor Morgan shares what it means to be a Jones Scholar
Student touched by such a generous human
Dr. Carole Levin, a beloved history professor at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, established a history scholarship fund to help students succeed.
2 WIN grants to assist grandparents, UNL students
Women Investing in Nebraska awarded two $93,000 grants to assist a pilot program making mental health counselors more accessible at UNL residence halls and helping the Nebraska Children’s Home Society expand its support network for grandparents.
Osbornes and Varners honored with highest development service award
Nancy and Tom Osborne and Paula and Woody Varner have been conferred the 2019 Harlan J. Noddle Award for Distinguished Development Service in recognition of the years they advocated for the university and their involvement with private philanthropy for the university.
Holthus and Raikeses honored with highest volunteer service award
Kelly Holthus of York and Jeff and Tricia Raikes of Seattle and Ashland, Nebraska, are 2019 recipients of the Perry W. Branch Award for Distinguished Volunteer Service.