UNO Points of Pride

UNO’s CodeCrush program for young women will enhance and expand with additional support

The Peter Kiewit Foundation has awarded a challenge grant of $225,000 to the University of Nebraska at Omaha (UNO) College of Information Science & Technology (IS&T) for its CodeCrush program, a series of events designed to introduce 8th- and 9th-graders to iSTEM, an integrated approach to studying science, technology, engineering and mathematics. 

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A gift for his father, the filmmaker

Bob Chenoweth, a retired Hollywood producer, finds a perfect way to make amends with his ‘ornery’ dad, who was Omaha’s first filmmaker.

A Portrait of Philanthropy: Ron and Connie Brasel

Ron and Connie Brasel of Omaha say they got hooked on UNO hockey years ago after getting to know the coaches and players. They saw the shoestring budget in those early days, and decided to help. It’s been a fun ride, they say, to see how far the Mavs have come.

A toast to a great teacher, Orv Menard

Orv Menard didn’t want a funeral.
Instead, he just wanted people to gather at the school’s alumni house for an afternoon of conversation and sparkling French wine – Cremant – all on his dime, and some good Dixieland music.
They did.

Near the end of the road, what matters the most?

How to age with grace? Father Leo Missinne, an expert on aging and a professor emeritus in UNO’s department of gerontology, describes ways that older people can find meaning in life. One of them, he says, is by giving back to others.

Making a Difference

Today we announced that the Campaign for Nebraska has raised more than $1.8 billion for the University of Nebraska.

Measure your life by the difference 
you’ve made in someone else’s.

When you make a gift to the University of Nebraska Foundation you can trust that it will be used in the way in which it was intended. That’s a promise we’ve kept with our donors since our organization was founded in 1936.