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Generous donors change the lives of students and others in Nebraska every day.

UNL

Heeeeeeere's Johnny's latest gift

Heeeeeeere's Johnny's latest gift

Renovation project, is being made possible with a gift from the John W. Carson Foundation.

Posted: Wed, May 8, 2013

UNMC

Cancer center to be named for Fred and Pamela Buffett

Cancer center to be named for Fred and Pamela Buffett

A new cancer center at the University of Nebraska will be named the Fred & Pamela Buffett Cancer Center, thanks to a gift from Pamela Buffett.

Posted: Wed, May 8, 2013

UNMC

Donor's generosity even touched those who touched the stars

Donor's generosity even touched those who touched the stars

Eileen Ryan loved helping people.

Posted: Wed, May 1, 2013

UNL

Generous donor picks Lincoln over London

Generous donor picks Lincoln over London

From a conversation with Jean Shaw.

Posted: Mon, Mar 18, 2013

UNL

This gift is music to the ears for grad students

This gift is music to the ears for grad students

Students are singing praises for a new fellowship award recently gifted to the University of Nebraska–Lincoln School of Music

Posted: Wed, Dec 19, 2012

UNO

Holocaust survivor tells story to save others

Holocaust survivor tells story to save others

Sam Fried was 15 when he was captured and sent to Auschwitz.

Posted: Wed, Dec 19, 2012

UNMC

Cancer survivor gives back

Cancer survivor gives back

Now three years cancer-free, Pilcher-Huerter “strives to pay it back” to the place and the people who gave her back her life.

Posted: Wed, Dec 19, 2012

UNL

Ag professor helps others grow

Ag professor helps others grow

The seed of the Hoegemeyer tree took root in this soil long ago. It grew strong, against long odds.

Posted: Wed, Dec 19, 2012

DONOR STORIES

He had the music in him

He had the music in him

He taught them how to sing and, in the process, how to soar in life.

Posted: Wed, Dec 12, 2012

UNMC

Sisters share parents' gift for giving

Sisters share parents' gift for giving

Winslow and Irene Van Brunt taught their children to value people.

Posted: Mon, Dec 3, 2012

UNL

Who was Mr. Lied?

Who was Mr. Lied?

If you live in Nebraska, you’ve probably benefited from the legacy of Ernst F. Lied.

Posted: Wed, Oct 31, 2012

UNL

Her mother's designs helped designer succeed

Her mother's designs helped designer succeed

Mary Mitchell of Omaha’s recently published book, Drawn to Fashion, covers her 45 years as a fashion illustrator.

Posted: Wed, Oct 31, 2012

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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