Points of Pride

Serving Nebraska, Serving Students

Growing up, the Marsh kids always knew their parents valued education. Today, the Frank and Shirley Marsh Scholarship Fund honors their memory and their significant contributions to Nebraska and UNL.

Reaching Students Where They Are

Lou Anne Rinn is not simply giving back to students at her alma mater. She is reaching them in the most effective ways, considering obstacles and how she can help students get around them.

Doug Waggoner talks with students in the Investors With Purpose program.

Investing in Students

Doug Waggoner has created a unique program for business majors at UNL. Investors With Purpose is a wealth management course that brings students together with global investment professionals.

‘Public Health, It’s Everything’

Katie Weitz believes the College of Public Health can make the world a better place. But it’s hard to explain what it is: “I think everybody would care about public health if they knew what it was.”

Dean Lance Perez talks with civil engineering seniors on the first day of class. The seniors have to wait unitl next week for their first classes in the building as the CE area is being finished this week. First day of classes in Kiewit Hall. January 22, 2024. Photo by Craig Chandler / University Communication and Marketing

Building Nebraska

A newly opened six-story building on the University of Nebraska–Lincoln campus was designed with state-of-the-art features to prepare a growing number of engineering, construction and computing graduates.

A Global View to Giving Back

Sharon Redding has traveled to more countries than she can count in her nursing career. Her experiences led her to create a planned gift allowing future nurses to travel internationally.

During her visit to the University of Nebraska Medical Center in September, philanthropist Millie Williams met with Andrea López Mercado, right, one of the newly named and newly funded Williams Scholars. Photo courtesy of UNMC Strategic Communications

Inspired to be a Pharmacist

UNMC Williams Scholar Andrea López Mercado grew up in Lares, Puerto Rico, and was living in the town when it was hit by Hurricane Maria in 2017. She was inspired to pursue a Doctor of Pharmacy degree after witnessing the kindness of pharmacists in the storm’s aftermath.

Valery Wachter, a Burnett Society member and artist, has established a planned gift supporting studio arts majors at UNL.

Helping Paint a Bright Future

Artist Valery Wachter has established a planned gift supporting studio arts majors in the College of Fine and Performing Arts at UNL.

From left: Dana Falter and his brothers, Rod, Shannon and Todd, established a scholarship to support UNK students from their hometown.

Providing a Living Legacy

Dana Falter and his brothers are honoring their hometown of Creighton, Nebraska, with a scholarship fund for business and technology students who attend UNK.

Chase Glover of Grand Island, Nebraska, is studying agronomy at the Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture.

‘Prepared to Go Out Into the World’

Chase Glover didn’t think college was for him. His plans changed after his high school Future Farmers of America adviser suggested he check out the Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture. He traveled to Curtis, Nebraska, and took a tour. The experience changed Glover’s mind about college and planted the seeds for his future.

UNO Aviation’s newest flight simulator, a Boeing 737, is flown by students Jonathan Corey and Hunter Pherson.

Learning to Fly

Gemma Ossi is on her way to becoming a professional pilot with the help of a new, privately funded addition at UNO’s Aviation Institute — a Boeing 737 jet simulator.

Measure your life by the difference 
you’ve made in someone else’s.

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.