Celebrating 85 Years of Generosity
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.Learn More
Transforming Lives Through Generosity and 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.
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 students who are needed to fill the 15,000 new engineering and computer science jobs that will exist in Nebraska by 2026.
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 campus—enabling the institute to recruit top clinicians, educators and researchers to Nebraska.
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.
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.
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
Choose Where to Give
Choose to give to a specific college, institute, department, or program at a University of Nebraska campus.