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Make a Planned Gift, Leave a Legacy

No matter your circumstances. No matter your age or financial situation. If leaving a legacy is important to you, we can help through planned giving.

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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. 

 


Steve Hill

Steve Hill

Gift Planning (NE, IA, KS, MI, MN, MO and ND Regions)
402-458-1186 direct
 
800-432-3216 toll free
 
steve.hill@nufoundation.org
Steve has been with the foundation since 2004. He is passionate about the power of higher education to positively affect lives.

For more information, contact any member of our Gift Planning team.
Gifts that return an income to you
Gifts that return an income to you
Many planned gifts allow you to use your assets to benefit both you and the University of Nebraska.
Gifts that can be made without giving money right now
Gifts that can be made without giving money right now
You can leave a lasting legacy at the University of Nebraska long after you're gone that won't affect you or your family during your lifetime.
Charitable IRA
Charitable IRA
The IRA charitable rollover legislation passed by Congress has been signed by the president. Now donors can once again use an individual retirement account to make a tax-free gift that supports the University of Nebraska.
Have you already made a planned gift?
Have you already made a planned gift?
If you have already made plans to support the University of Nebraska in your estate, please let us know of your gift so we can ensure your intentions are met.
The Burnett Society
The Burnett Society
A giving society for individuals with foresight. Membership is reserved for those who have named the foundation as a beneficiary of their estate or have made a planned gift.
Our gift planning team
Our gift planning team
Our staff has extensive expertise in gift planning and can help you achieve your financial and tax goals while supporting the University of Nebraska.

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Planned Giving Stories


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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.

PLANNED GIVING

Burnett Society member spotlight: Jerry Varner

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.

Posted: Mon, Sep 30, 2019

PLANNED GIVING

Ken Jones Scholarship supports students who will build our future

Ken Jones Scholarship supports students who will build our future

Video spotlight: Taylor Morgan shares what it means to be a Jones Scholar

Posted: Mon, Sep 30, 2019

PLANNED GIVING

Student touched by such a generous human

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.

Posted: Mon, Sep 30, 2019

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.

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