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UNK

Three hundred reasons for giving back

Three hundred reasons for giving back

UNK donor says a gift from two professors back in the day “was really a miracle” to him.

Posted: Mon, Dec 28, 2015

UNO

UNO means the world to a man who’s seen the world

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.

Posted: Wed, Nov 11, 2015

UNL

A scholarship in memory of a great man – her great-grandfather

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.”

Posted: Mon, Oct 5, 2015

UNL

Unlikely friendship grows over the years, leading to fruitful harvest

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.

Posted: Wed, Aug 26, 2015

UNMC

Here’s a noteworthy alumna you probably don’t know: Ruth E. Wilcox, M.D.

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.

Posted: Fri, Aug 21, 2015

UNO

A gift for his father, the filmmaker

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.

Posted: Wed, Aug 5, 2015

UNMC

Leslie’s Healing Garden to be part of cancer healing arts program

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.

Posted: Mon, Jul 27, 2015

UNL

Gift from Colorado ranching couple blazing the trail for IANR students

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.

Posted: Wed, May 20, 2015

UNO

A Portrait of Philanthropy: Ron and Connie Brasel

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.

Posted: Wed, Apr 1, 2015

UNMC

Nebraska native remembers home state with $1.5 million gift to benefit UNMC

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.

Posted: Fri, Jan 23, 2015

UNK

UNK's broadcast journalism students benefit from Mitchell scholarships

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.

Posted: Tue, Dec 9, 2014

UNL

‘Mr. Dick Hanzel …Thank you'

‘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 …

Posted: Wed, Dec 3, 2014

NU Foundation receives state’s highest award for employee wellness programs

The University of Nebraska Foundation has received the Governor’s Harvester Wellness Award, the state’s highest award in recognition of employee wellness programs.

UNMC breaks ground on new welcome center

On June 24, 2019, the University of Nebraska Medical Center community gathered to ceremonially break ground on its new campus welcome center — the Wigton Heritage Center — as well as launch the renovation of Wittson Hall and the McGoogan Library.

Private gifts establish learning commons at UNL’s East Campus library

The new learning space will be named the Dinsdale Family Learning Commons in honor of Dinsdale brothers, Roy and Jack, who are University of Nebraska alumni.

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