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.
Burnett Society member spotlight: Jerry Varner
Jerry Varner became a member of the Burnett Society in 2015 when he decided to include the University of Nebraska Medical Center in his estate plans.
Ken Jones Scholarship supports students who will build our future
Video spotlight: Taylor Morgan shares what it means to be a Jones Scholar
Student touched by such a generous human
Dr. Carole Levin, a beloved history professor at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, established a history scholarship fund to help students succeed.
Burnett Society member spotlight: Jim Cudaback
Jim was a state senator from 1990 to 2007 in the Nebraska legislature. Learn more about Jim and why he supports the University of Nebraska.
‘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.
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.