“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.

Transforming Lives Through Generosity and Education

UNK Plambeck Center early childhood

UNK: Raising the Standard for Early Childhood Education

The LaVonne Kopecky Plambeck Early Childhood Education Center will serve a diverse group of children, providing hands-on experience for UNK students. Supported by generous donors, the center opened in Nov. 2019 and will help children develop confidence, creativity and critical thinking skills. “The Plambeck Center will be a model for the best early childhood education centers in the United States,” said UNK Chancellor Doug Kristensen. 

Kiewit Engineering Building

UNL: Kiewit Partnership Powers Nebraska Engineering Forward

A gift from Kiewit Construction, one of the nation’s largest construction companies, is transforming the state’s only College of Engineering, helping it compete against the best engineering programs in the country. The contribution will help to build a brand new facility that will attract and retain talented studentswho are needed to fill the 15,000 new engineering and computer science jobs that will exist in Nebraska by 2026.

UNMC Munroe-Meyer Institute

UNMC: Nation-Leading Health Care for Children and Adults with Disabilities

Thanks to the State of Nebraska and private gifts, the Munroe-Meyer Institute’s new state-of-the-art building will be the first of its kind in the nation. The uniquely-designed building will offer integrated care and provide services and programs for patients with developmental and intellectual disabilities. The facility will open in fall 2020 on UNMC’s campusenabling the institute to recruit top clinicians, educators and researchers to Nebraska. 

UNO Biomechanics Building

UNO: At the Forefront of Biomechanics Research

UNO’s Biomechanics Research Building is now the largest academic and research facility of its kind in the world, thanks to private funding for its expansion. The additional 57,000 square feet adds critical space for research, machining, prototyping and education programs that are pioneering the study of the human body in motion.

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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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