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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.

UNL

Looking back on the ride of his life

Looking back on the ride of his life

What really matters in life? Helping others, says doctor in his final days.

Posted: Tue, May 2, 2017

UNMC

Doctor reflects on the moon and a river … and on the ‘miracle’ of his life

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.

Posted: Tue, Jan 3, 2017

UNK

Three hundred reasons for giving back

Three hundred reasons for giving back

UNK donor says a gift from two professors back in the day “was really a miracle” to him.

Posted: Mon, Dec 28, 2015

UNO

UNO means the world to a man who’s seen the world

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.

Posted: Wed, Nov 11, 2015

UNK

Brian and Carey Hamilton provide lead gift for UNK locker room project

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.

Posted: Mon, Sep 14, 2015

PLANNED GIVING

Scholarships make a world of difference, says student who now speaks Spanish

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".

Posted: Wed, Apr 29, 2015

PLANNED GIVING

Student heading to medical school thanks donors for their help

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.

Posted: Wed, Apr 29, 2015

UNL

Here she comes (with her memoir) … ‘Kalamity Kate’

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.

Posted: Mon, Mar 30, 2015

UNMC

UNMC macular degeneration, regenerative medicine research bolstered by $1.3 million gift

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.

Posted: Fri, Dec 19, 2014

UNL

First child to attend college makes family proud

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.

Posted: Tue, Jan 28, 2014

UNL

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.

Posted: Mon, Nov 11, 2013

PLANNED GIVING

Dr. Carol Swarts made a direct transfer from her IRA to support the University of Nebraska

Dr. Carol Swarts made a direct transfer from her IRA to support the University of Nebraska

Act fast, the deadline for IRA rollovers is December 31, 2013.

Posted: Fri, Nov 1, 2013

Christensens to be honored with naming of concert hall in UNO Strauss Performing Arts Center

The newly renovated concert hall within the Janet A. and Willis S. Strauss Performing Arts Center will be named in honor of UNO Chancellor Emeritus John Christensen and his wife, Jan.

University of Nebraska Foundation makes America’s Favorite Charities

The University of Nebraska Foundation is among America’s Favorite Charities.

Giving Tuesday on Nov. 27 provides an opportunity to help

Please consider using Giving Tuesday as a day to pause and to support the area of the University of Nebraska and its affiliates that means the most to you.

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