The University of Nebraska Foundation grows relationships and resources that enable the University of Nebraska to change lives and save lives.
Among U.S. public universities, total annual gifts in support of the University of Nebraska and its affiliates rank in the top 15, and its $1.7 billion total endowment is in the top 25. Donors restrict 99 percent of all assets to a specific use by the university.
The foundation was named to America’s Favorite Charities in 2018 by the Chronicle of Philanthropy.
Private support is vital to the university’s success in areas such as student scholarships, support for faculty members, academic programs, new or renovated facilities, athletics, research programs, museums and libraries.
The university’s student-focused initiative called Our Students, Our Future concluded in 2017. Gifts of $217 million were donated over two years for scholarships, libraries, academic facilities and other areas that directly benefit students.
The Campaign for Nebraska: Unlimited Possibilities was the foundation’s last comprehensive campaign from 2005 to 2014. It focused on student financial aid and faculty support as well as university programs with significant impact within Nebraska and around the world, including cancer care and research, water for food, early childhood education and more. Contributions to the campaign topped $1.8 billion with more than 98,000 individuals and organizations contributing.
The University of Nebraska Foundation’s offices are located near the university’s campuses in Lincoln, Omaha and Kearney. To learn more or to contact the foundation, visit nufoundation.org.