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.
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.
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.
Meet the Millers and more
Tom and Janet Miller have more than a hundred children. Masato, Renato, Luis Carlos, Salim, Kwon-ho…
You can take the Nebraskan out of Nebraska, but…
The Andersons lived and worked in the San Francisco Bay Area, before retiring to that big house in Oregon.
Donor feels the satisfaction of giving
From a conversation with John Bruhn...
The power of the pearls
In her 20s, Tricia Raikes focused on her career, trying to put Microsoft into every home in the country. In her 30s, she focused on raising her three kids. In her 40s, she focused on supporting the soaring career of husband Jeff, who became a president at Microsoft and later CEO of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
Gift enables teachers to do the math…and science
Imagine taking graduate level courses tuition-free.
Students will long reap the harvest from Virginia's Garden
Virginia’s Garden. Those words are etched on the bench.
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.