Generous donors change the lives of students and others in Nebraska every day.
Three hundred reasons for giving back
UNK donor says a gift from two professors back in the day “was really a miracle” to him.
UNO means the world to a man who’s seen the world
Air Force veteran who’s seen the world now giving back to a place that’s meant the world to him.
A scholarship in memory of a great man – her great-grandfather
California woman visits Nebraska for the first time to learn more about her noted ancestor, who was a dean of UNL’s business college and an adviser to President Truman. In his name, she endows a fund in the College of Arts & Sciences – the “John Davidson Clark Courage and Commitment Fund.”
Unlikely friendship grows over the years, leading to fruitful harvest
UNL alumnus realizes, in that end, that planting seeds of kindness can change people’s lives.
Here’s a noteworthy alumna you probably don’t know: Ruth E. Wilcox, M.D.
Ruth E. Wilcox, M.D., recalls her long career – and her med school ‘fellows’ who made all the difference.
A gift for his father, the filmmaker
Bob Chenoweth, a retired Hollywood producer, finds a perfect way to make amends with his ‘ornery’ dad, who was Omaha’s first filmmaker.
Leslie’s Healing Garden to be part of cancer healing arts program
The garden at the Fred & Pamela Buffett Cancer will be a place where patients and families can visit to escape the realities of cancer and spend time outside.
Gift from Colorado ranching couple blazing the trail for IANR students
Nebraska natives Bill and Sandra Condon of Sterling, Colo., recently endowed major full-ride scholarships for upperclassmen in UNL’s Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources. The William and Sandra Condon Endowed Scholarship for Agriculture Studies.
A Portrait of Philanthropy: Ron and Connie Brasel
Ron and Connie Brasel of Omaha say they got hooked on UNO hockey years ago after getting to know the coaches and players. They saw the shoestring budget in those early days, and decided to help. It’s been a fun ride, they say, to see how far the Mavs have come.
Nebraska native remembers home state with $1.5 million gift to benefit UNMC
A Nebraska native who spent his career in California has given back to his home state with a $1.5 million gift to benefit the health and well-being of Nebraskans.
UNK's broadcast journalism students benefit from Mitchell scholarships
The next generation of broadcast journalists from UNK now have additional support for their education and training with a gift from the John and Mary Mitchell family.
‘Mr. Dick Hanzel …Thank you'
This envelope comes as a surprise. “Oh, wow.” He tears it open and reads the handwritten note out loud: Mr. Dick Hanzel …
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.