Wear Black, Give Back exceeds goals at UNO

On Oct. 28-29, the University of Nebraska at Omaha celebrated Wear Black, Give Back, its first annual day of giving to support the campus. The event asked UNO alumni, students, faculty, staff and fans to wear their black Maverick gear and make a gift to support student scholarships, student organizations, colleges, departments, athletic teams and more.

By the noon deadline on Oct. 29, supporters had made 1,390 gifts and contributed $193,873 to the effort, exceeding the giving day goal of 1,000 donors. These gifts comprise the single-greatest number of supporters giving to UNO in any 24-hour period in the university’s history.

Wear Black, Give Back also saw several other milestones achieved for UNO:

  • More than 160 faculty and staff members made gifts.
  • More than 100 current students contributed.
  • Donors from 43 U.S. states and four countries participated.
  • Students from 13 campus organizations collectively raised more than $6,800 for their programs, activities and service projects.
  • Gifts ranged from $5 to $50,000.
  • More than 20 lead sponsors provided more than $37,000 in challenge gifts.

Finally, #WearBlackGive collected hundreds of photos, videos and messages from UNO supporters showing their school colors and expressing their pride in being a UNO Maverick.

Full event results, including challenge winners and final totals for all participants, is at givingday.unomaha.edu.

UNO and the University of Nebraska Foundation thank all who gave and participated during Wear Black, Give Back 2020, as well as all involved in the planning and promotion of the event.

If you missed the event, you can still share your support on social media with #WearBlackGiveBack and you can give to help UNO anytime at unofund.org.

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