From the seeds sown in 1936, the University of Nebraska Foundation has grown to become one of the largest foundations for public institutions of higher learning in the U.S. This is an accomplishment that speaks to the quality of the foundation’s volunteer leadership, its trustees, and the generosity of Nebraskans and others who support the university.
Today the foundation remains committed to the same mission which created it – to advance the University of Nebraska. While independent from the university, we are intrinsically linked to it, connecting the dreams and passions of donors to the university and stewarding donor generosity across its four campuses. However, we do not receive any direct support from the university to fund our operation, whereas nearly 80% of our peers do.
The board of directors recognizes the need to expand our unrestricted reserves to sustain and strategically grow the fundraising operation, to provide flexibility to respond to the needs of the university, and to offer a level of financial security and flexibility driving our future success.
To accomplish those objectives, we have established the Trustees Fund for the Future. Our trustees have always provided visionary leadership, tireless service, and outstanding financial support. While what you give is important, your participation is what matters the most.
The foundation has benefited from a succession of committed and generous trustees. As we look to our future, we invite you to join the board of directors and fellow trustees in supporting the Trustees Fund for the Future. Every gift becomes part of the foundation’s distinguished heritage of advancing the University of Nebraska.
Create a Legacy:
A gift made through your will or trust is an easy way to leave a lasting legacy. The correct way to designate your bequest is: to the Trustees Fund for the Future at the University of Nebraska Foundation, a Nebraska nonprofit corporation. For more information visit the gift planning page.
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.