Generous donors change the lives of students and others in Nebraska every day.
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.”
Donor feels the satisfaction of giving
From a conversation with John Bruhn...
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.
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.”
Couple takes team approach to "beat this"
“He said, ‘We’ll beat this.’”
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Gift from former student supports Creative Nonfiction Program at UNO
A recent gift from The Kinney Family Foundation to the University of Nebraska Foundation honors individuals who were instrumental in the development of the English Department’s Creative Nonfiction Program at the University of Nebraska at Omaha and supports the current program and its students.
Great Plains Art Museum celebrates opening of new artist studio and public education lab
Fred and Julie Hoppe of Lincoln provided the gift to enable the Great Plains Art Museum to create the new Elizabeth Rubendall Artist-in-Residence Studio and Education Lab.
New emergency assistance fund to support NU students, employees facing sudden hardship
A new fund at the University of Nebraska Foundation will support NU students and employees on all campuses facing sudden financial hardship from emergency situations
Students still benefit from first endowed scholarship created in 1930s
The late Edward Cornish made a gift in 1937 to establish the first permanently endowed scholarship fund to forever support the education of UNL students.