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For his ‘Jeannie With the Dark-Brown Hair'

For his ‘Jeannie With the Dark-Brown Hair'

Marv Welstead, a retired banker from Fremont, Neb., helped form the Fremont Area Alzheimer’s Committee, which recently gave $25,000 to fund clinical trials at UNMC.

Posted: Tue, Sep 2, 2014

UNMC

Grateful couple wants to give back for ‘million-dollar' education

Grateful couple wants to give back for ‘million-dollar' education

“Sometimes, the worst possible tragedies can turn into the biggest positives,” says Dr. Charles “Dave” Fritch.

Posted: Tue, Jul 29, 2014

DONOR STORIES

Why they give

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.

Posted: Tue, Jul 1, 2014

UNMC

Gift from Fremont Alzheimer's group benefits promising research at UNMC

Gift from Fremont Alzheimer's group benefits promising research at UNMC

A $25,000 gift from the Fremont (Neb.) Area Alzheimer’s Committee will strengthen UNMC's efforts to successfully recruit individuals to participate in national clinical trials.

Posted: Wed, Jun 25, 2014

UNMC

Leadership gift moves UNMC nursing building project in Lincoln closer to reality

Leadership gift moves UNMC nursing building project in Lincoln closer to reality

Ruth and Bill Scott of Omaha have made a leadership gift to the University of Nebraska Foundation to support the University of Nebraska Medical Center College of Nursing’s new facility to be located on the University of Nebraska-Lincoln’s east campus in Lincoln.

Posted: Tue, Jun 24, 2014

PLANNED GIVING

Boy with limited vision sees no limits in his future

Boy with limited vision sees no limits in his future

Will Jensen, 6, knows he can’t see as well as most people because he has something called albinism that affects his eyesight. He also knows his grandparents did something big in his honor because of that – something that made his mom speechless.

Posted: Thu, May 29, 2014

UNO

Upcoming giving days can benefit University of Nebraska nonprofits

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.

Posted: Fri, May 2, 2014

UNK

UNMC-UNK complex is a game changer for rural health care

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.

Posted: Tue, Apr 29, 2014

UNK

UNMC, UNK to break ground on $19 million Health Science Education Complex April 4

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.

Posted: Wed, Apr 2, 2014

UNMC

Friends keep triple threat doctor's dreams alive

Friends keep triple threat doctor's dreams alive

Dr. Paul Tran of UNMC had a passion to improve medical education in his native Vietnam. But he became ill and passed away, and a grant he’d received was revoked. Thanks to something his friends did in his memory, however, Tran’s dream is still alive.

Posted: Tue, Apr 1, 2014

UNMC

Berkshire Hathaway investor invests in Omaha

Berkshire Hathaway investor invests in Omaha

Poverty. Science. Education. The arts. That’s where Dick Holland has put almost all of his money. “I feel there’s no point in leaving life without having done things for your fellow man.”

Posted: Tue, Feb 25, 2014

CAMPAIGN

Students say the most grateful things

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.’”

Posted: Tue, Feb 25, 2014

Great Plains Art Museum celebrates opening of new artist studio and public education lab

Fred and Julie Hoppe of Lincoln provided the gift to enable the Great Plains Art Museum to create the new Elizabeth Rubendall Artist-in-Residence Studio and Education Lab.

New emergency assistance fund to support NU students, employees facing sudden hardship

A new fund at the University of Nebraska Foundation will support NU students and employees on all campuses facing sudden financial hardship from emergency situations

Students still benefit from first endowed scholarship created in 1930s

The late Edward Cornish made a gift in 1937 to establish the first permanently endowed scholarship fund to forever support the education of UNL students.

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