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UNL

Quirky professor taught them about biology, life and Lord of the Rings

Quirky professor taught them about biology, life and Lord of the Rings

“We believe, like he did, that it’s vitally important to give back.”

Posted: Wed, Sep 26, 2012

UNL

Nebraska's oldest active CPA gives $1M to support alma mater, future accountants

Nebraska's oldest active CPA gives $1M to support alma mater, future accountants

“This gift from Del Lienemann Sr. will impact the School of Accountancy by helping us build a world-class faculty and deliver a first-class accounting education to our students.”

Posted: Mon, Sep 17, 2012

UNL

Donor feels the satisfaction of giving

Donor feels the satisfaction of giving

From a conversation with John Bruhn...

Posted: Wed, Aug 29, 2012

UNMC

Rasmussens provide gift to benefit NU's construction engineering and nursing programs

Rasmussens provide gift to benefit NU's construction engineering and nursing programs

Students studying construction engineering or nursing at the University of Nebraska will benefit from the generosity of Jim and Faye Rasmussen of Ravenna, Neb., who have established four funds at the University of Nebraska Foundation.

Posted: Wed, Aug 1, 2012

DONOR STORIES

Donors' goal: Get students through college

Donors' goal: Get students through college

Coming to Lincoln for college was traumatic at first for Jim Rasmussen. “Oh, man,” I thought. “What a big city.”

Posted: Wed, Jul 25, 2012

UNMC

Couple takes team approach to

Couple takes team approach to "beat this"

“He said, ‘We’ll beat this.’”

Posted: Mon, Jul 2, 2012

UNL

Donors help students and others taste sweet success

Donors help students and others taste sweet success

Over the years, the Seacrests have helped many people across the state connect with the arts. It’s been a passion. Helping young people, they say, has been especially sweet.

Posted: Mon, Jul 2, 2012

UNMC

Neighbors helping neighbors

Neighbors helping neighbors

Philanthropy, Bob Krohn says, was not talked about when they were growing up in Albion, Neb. It was just something that everybody did – neighbors helping neighbors.

Posted: Mon, Jun 4, 2012

UNL

The Barta brothers – Clifford and James – were lifelong ranchers

The Barta brothers – Clifford and James – were lifelong ranchers

They were also philanthropists. So it made sense when the brothers donated 6,000 acres of rangeland in 1996 to the University of Nebraska Foundation.

Posted: Wed, May 2, 2012

DONOR STORIES

UNL alum who was helped, helps others

UNL alum who was helped, helps others

Life was tough for UNL alum Richard Hensley, who grew up in Central City, Neb., during the Depression.

Posted: Fri, Apr 27, 2012

UNMC

A UNMC miracle story, times two

A UNMC miracle story, times two

The nurse called at noon. Be at the office in an hour, she said. “I don’t want to come,” Peg Ricketts replied.

Posted: Fri, Apr 27, 2012

DONOR STORIES

Olsson Associates reinforces engineering education at Nebraska

Olsson Associates reinforces engineering education at Nebraska

With a history of reinforcing education at the University of Nebraska, Olsson Associates has announced a gift commitment of $260,000 over the next 10 years to support faculty members, students, academic programs and facilities at the College of Engineering.

Posted: Wed, Apr 25, 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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