Here are some of the amazing stories of donors and those who they have helped while advancing the university through planned giving. In addition, from time to time we feature the latest news and information about planned giving so that you can stay informed.
‘It’s been one of my life’s greatest joys’
Cancer survivor’s generosity benefits UNMC and others who’ve helped him
Looking back on the ride of his life
What really matters in life? Helping others, says doctor in his final days.
Doctor reflects on the moon and a river … and on the ‘miracle’ of his life
He says his mother’s words inspired an unlikely path that led him to UNO and UNMC and then to an amazing career.
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.
Brian and Carey Hamilton provide lead gift for UNK locker room project
“In order for UNK to be successful with a new dynamic football coach, you also need great facilities,” Brian Hamilton said.
Scholarships make a world of difference, says student who now speaks Spanish
“When I started my undergraduate degree in 2007, I had three siblings also at UNL,” Teresa Lostroh told a crowd of about 100 University of Nebraska donors the other day in Lincoln at the annual Burnett Society Lunch. “It wasn’t the best time for farming, which is what my dad does, yet my parents were committed to putting their children – all six of us – through college".
Student heading to medical school thanks donors for their help
As he looks back on his undergraduate years, UNL senior Ethan Monhollon now sees how scholarships gave him the time he needed to reach for his goal of medical school.
Here she comes (with her memoir) … ‘Kalamity Kate’
Local TV pioneer Leta Powell Drake, a UNL alumna, feels good to be giving back with scholarship money – and many untold stories.
UNMC macular degeneration, regenerative medicine research bolstered by $1.3 million gift
The Pearsons’ gift helps fund research at the University of Nebraska Medical Center in macular degeneration and regenerative medicine and supports two existing endowed funds established at the University of Nebraska Foundation by the Pearsons during their lifetimes.
First child to attend college makes family proud
Alyson Alvarez is the youngest of five and the first in her family to attend college. Neither of her parents graduated from high school, so the fact that she is working on her doctorate in history at UNL, she says, “is a really big deal” to them and to her big, extended family back home in Southern California.
Former 3M executive leaves engineering scholarships for UNL students
A career 3M executive who left a lasting impact on the company also left a lasting legacy at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln with an endowed scholarship.
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.