First-in-family college student understands education's importance
First-generation UNK student says scholarships will help him become a teacher someday.
Why they give
Ian Chapo, 22, graduated with degrees in economics and political science on May 10. Eleven days later, he made his first gift to the university – one for the Model United Nations Fund, which supports the Model United Nations student group he belonged to at UNL.
Gratitude is in the cards at UNK
Why do you give thanks for UNK?
Gift is joyful refrain for UNK music department
Another surprise gift of more than $1 million to UNK has the Department of Music and Performing Arts singing praises for an anonymous benefactor who has now given nearly $6 million to elevate the university’s music programs.
Upcoming giving days can benefit University of Nebraska nonprofits
Ready. Set. Give. Upcoming community giving day events provide a 24-hour focus to the importance of philanthropy within Nebraska and on our University of Nebraska campuses.
UNMC-UNK complex is a game changer for rural health care
Health-care education and access for central and western Nebraska took a giant step forward April 4 when ground was broken at a ceremony for a new University of Nebraska project: The Health Science Education Complex at University of Nebraska at Kearney.
UNMC, UNK to break ground on $19 million Health Science Education Complex April 4
Health-care education and access for central and western Nebraska will take a giant step forward when ground is broken for The Health Science Education Complex at University of Nebraska at Kearney.
Bahamian fisherman's grandson becomes big fish at UNK
Bahamas native Moses Moxey, the first black student body president at UNK, believed in himself. He believed in education. That’s why he was willing to walk to a fancy hotel on the beach and beg complete strangers for money to sponsor him at college. But even he couldn’t believe the good things that happened to him once he arrived at UNK.
Students say the most grateful things
“If I could ever say anything, face to face, with the people who gave me the money to chase my dreams … it would be a very long handshake and possibly a hug,” says Parker Loghry, a Thompson Scholar at UNK. “I would just look them in the eye and say, ‘You have no idea.’”
Reinvigorating rural people and places
People from all walks of life walked into the grand ballroom of the Cornhusker Hotel in Lincoln one day last fall united with one grand purpose in mind. To reinvigorate rural America.
Lucas Dart named to lead UNK alumni relations and fundraising
— The University of Nebraska Foundation announced Lucas Dart will become vice president of alumni relations and development for the University of Nebraska at Kearney on March 1
New UNK fundraiser is an old member of the Kearney team
One of the best Loper basketball players in recent years has returned to UNK to be part of another team he loves: Our team.
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.