Posts Tagged ‘ University of Nebraska Foundation ’

NU Foundation collects $165M

Nov 15th, 2012 | By | Category: 2012, Campus News, Issue, Nov. 15

Donors gave $165 million to the University of Nebraska Foundation in the 2012 fiscal year. The total ranks as the foundation’s third biggest fundraising year. During the fiscal year that ended June 30, the foundation transferred nearly $124 million to the university campuses. Funds transferred supported students ($18 million); faculty ($4.6 million); research ($7.3 million); [...]



NU Foundation raises $136.9M

Oct 21st, 2010 | By | Category: Campus News, Oct. 21

The University of Nebraska Foundation recorded its second best year ever, receiving $136.9 million in gifts. The total for the fiscal year that ended June 30 was announced during the organization’s annual meeting of trustees on Oct. 15. During the same period, the NU Foundation transferred $107.3 million to the University of Nebraska — also [...]



Giving thanks

Nov 19th, 2009 | By | Category: Campus News, Issue, November 19, 2009

Sparked by a sojourn into the group’s history, emeriti faculty have raised funds and purchased a gravestone for Zelma Wisherd. Wisherd died in 1981, bequeathing 20 percent of her estate (more than $36,000) to the University of Nebraska Foundation for the benefit, welfare and comfort of the emeriti association. The money was given in honor [...]



The Global University

Nov 12th, 2009 | By | Category: Campus News, Issue, November 12, 2009

An International Education Week column By James B. Milliken, University of Nebraska President The University of Nebraska has a long and rich history of international engagement. Our faculty and administrators have always recognized the ways experiences with diverse cultures, countries and languages enrich the lives of students, faculty and citizens. As we celebrate International Education [...]



NU Foundation unveils $1.2 billion campaign

Oct 29th, 2009 | By | Category: Campus News, Issue, October 29, 2009

The public phase of a comprehensive fundraising campaign led by a prominent team of volunteers was announced Oct. 16 by the University of Nebraska and University of Nebraska Foundation. The Campaign for Nebraska: Unlimited Possibilities seeks to raise $1.2 billion to meet high-priority opportunities and needs for the university’s four campuses. Since plans began for [...]



NU Foundation grants help support student experiences

Oct 8th, 2009 | By | Category: Campus News, Issue, October 8, 2009

UNL received two grants totaling $415,000 from the University of Nebraska Foundation for improving the undergraduate experience. The foundation awards grants each year to priority campus projects. The Jackie Gaughan Multicultural Center project received a $250,000 grant, the third of a four-year commitment to the center. Currently under construction and scheduled to open in January, [...]



Reading Center receives boost

Sep 24th, 2009 | By | Category: Campus News, Issue, September 24, 2009

Struggling to read is frustrating for young readers and places stress on families who don’t understand why their child may be lagging behind in school. The Reading Center at UNL has been a resource for Nebraska families for five years by helping children of all ages improve their reading abilities and do better in school. [...]



Scholarship honors national pioneer of gay, lesbian studies

Jun 12th, 2009 | By | Category: Campus News, Issue, June 11, 2009

The Office of Student Involvement and the LGBTQA Resource Center announce an endowed scholarship fund has been established in honor of professor emeritus Louis Crompton. Lead donors to the fund established the Louis Crompton Scholarship Fund at the University of Nebraska Foundation as a tribute to Crompton, a longtime English professor at UNL and an [...]



Engingeering prof, wife leave $1M to UNL

Apr 30th, 2009 | By | Category: April 30, 2009, Campus News, Issue

A longtime supporter of the University of Nebraska and wife of a former engineering professor provided more than $1 million to support three areas of UNL. Virginia A. Blackman bequeathed $900,000 to the University of Nebraska Foundation for the Professor James S. and Virginia A. Blackman Memorial Fund, a permanent endowment she established years earlier [...]



Gift to aid new generation of geologists

Apr 30th, 2009 | By | Category: April 30, 2009, Campus News, Issue

University of Nebraska alumnus Bill Walker and his wife Judy Orendorff Walker donated $250,000 to the University of Nebraska Foundation to establish two permanently endowed funds designed to support students in the Department of Geosciences. The gift supports two funds: One provides annual fellowships to graduate students studying geology and the other fund supports the [...]