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Support UNO and UNMC through Omaha Gives!

Support UNO and UNMC through Omaha Gives!

On May 20, join the Omaha community in Omaha Gives! — a 24-hour charitable challenge to benefit the community’s nonprofits.

Posted: Thu, May 14, 2015

UNO

Here’s why he can’t stop smiling

Here’s why he can’t stop smiling

UNO social work student says scholarship has opened doors – and opened his eyes to career opportunities.

Posted: Thu, May 7, 2015

UNO

A Portrait of Philanthropy: Ron and Connie Brasel

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.

Posted: Wed, Apr 1, 2015

UNO

A toast to a great teacher, Orv Menard

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.

Posted: Fri, Jan 16, 2015

UNO

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

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.

Posted: Mon, Dec 1, 2014

CAMPAIGN

Campaign for Nebraska advances University of Nebraska's service to the state, world

Campaign for Nebraska advances University of Nebraska's service to the state, world

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

Posted: Mon, Oct 27, 2014

UNO

The true meaning of being a star

The true meaning of being a star

UNO student wants to help others, because she’s seen true superheroes in action.

Posted: Fri, Oct 3, 2014

UNO

An especially loyal employee

An especially loyal employee

Former Union Pacific scholarship recipient at UNO now a part of the U.P. family.

Posted: Tue, Sep 2, 2014

UNO

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

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.

Posted: Thu, Aug 28, 2014

UNO

Student wants to thank those who fed her hunger

Student wants to thank those who fed her hunger

UNO sophomore Jennifer Alquicira can tell you what it’s like to be hungry – and what it’s like to know people care.

Posted: Tue, Jul 1, 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

UNO

Couple sees their children and giving as the glue to their marriage

Couple sees their children and giving as the glue to their marriage

Two years ago, Mary and Rodrigo Lopez of Omaha led a Habitat for Humanity team in Haiti. It had been several years since the earthquake, and yet many people were still living in tent camps.

Posted: Thu, May 29, 2014

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.

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