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“Mr. Scott, your gift has certainly been a blessing in my life. Thank you for the good work you’ve done in supporting young engineers and scientists in their aspirations to engage the world through creative, world-impacting technology careers." Kenneth Anthony Redler, Jr.

You have the power to transform not only higher education but the lives of people and our communities as well. Each year university alumni and friends make charitable contributions to the University of Nebraska Foundation in support of the many different areas of the University of Nebraska. More than 99 percent of all donors select a specific area or cause at the university that matters most to them.

Supporting the University of Nebraska

The University of Nebraska Foundation was founded on June 3, 1936, to help create a university greater than what state funding alone could provide. That remains true today. It’s only through the generosity of those like you that the foundation fulfills its mission of growing relationships and resources that enable the University of Nebraska to change lives and save lives. Your support provides students with the highest standard of education through scholarships, professorships, buildings, research and access to the arts.

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University of Nebraska Emergency Assistance Fund

We're working to support the needs of University of Nebraska students, faculty and staff affected by COVID-19 through the Emergency Assistance Fund, which helps currently enrolled students and current university employees who face financial hardship resulting from emergency or crisis situations such as the pandemic.

Every gift helps, and when combined with the donations of others, will provide the help a student or employee needs when facing the unexpected.

Give to the Emergency Assistance Fund

Advancing the University of Nebraska

The University of Nebraska Foundation is dedicated to connecting the dreams and passions of donors to the mission of the university, and stewarding donor generosity across its four campuses.

Choose How to Give

If leaving a legacy at the University of Nebraska is something that’s important to you, there’s a way to give:

  • Online giving
  • Planned gifts
  • Payroll deductions
  • Corporate and Foundation giving
  • Tangible property such as furniture, books, even grain or livestock
  • And more
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Choose Where to Give

Choose to give to a specific college, institute, department, or program at a University of Nebraska campus.

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Annual donors to the University of Nebraska Foundation


Active donor funds created through private support


New funds committed to the University of Nebraska Foundation in 2021


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