UNO to celebrate annual Wear Black, Give Back tradition Oct. 13-14

The University of Nebraska at Omaha (UNO) will celebrate its second annual Wear Black, Give Back 24-hour giving day and celebration on Oct. 13-14.

The event begins at noon on Oct. 13 and concludes at noon on Oct. 14 during which time gifts may be made at

Support can be directed for student scholarships, student organizations, university colleges, programs and more. The event site will highlight the running total of gifts and a leaderboard of the areas across campus receiving support.

“Whether you are a student, alumni, faculty, staff member, friend or fan of UNO, for 24 hours, let’s show the world what it means to be a Maverick,” said UNO Chancellor Joanne Li. “Every day, but especially today, wear black and give back.”

Leading up to the event and throughout the 24 hours, the Maverick community is asked to use the social media hashtag #WearBlackGiveBack in sharing why UNO matters to them.

Last year the inaugural event saw nearly 1,400 gifts made for a total of $193,873 in broad support of students and programs.

Wear Black, Give Back is planned in partnership with UNO, the UNO Alumni Association and the University of Nebraska Foundation.

For questions about the event and to learn about sponsorship opportunities, contact Joel Gehringer at 402-502-4924 or

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