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What is possible right here in Nebraska? Only everything.

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The University of Nebraska Foundation is here to build the future Nebraska needs right now. Together, we have the power to do more for our state. That’s why we stand together on behalf of 1.9 million Nebraskans to launch our new comprehensive campaign, Only in Nebraska.

We are stronger together.

Discover ways to give.

Beyond State Support

Although state funding supports operations across the University of Nebraska System, gifts made to the university during the Only in Nebraska campaign allow the university to go above and beyond what state dollars can offer—supporting scholarships, research, buildings and much more.

Campaign Priorities

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    Relentless Focus On Student Access and Success

    The top priority of this campaign is ensuring that a University of Nebraska education is accessible, affordable and achievable for every student. The university has made tremendous strides in creating access. But we can do more to attract students to Nebraska and encourage them to stay—to join our workforce, lead the economy of the future and help our communities grow.

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    Enhancing Faculty, Academic and Clinical Excellence

    Through this campaign, we can make Nebraska the destination where exceptional educators, researchers and health care professionals bring their talents and expertise. In fact, we’re already making it happen. With the help of philanthropic support, leading faculty members are making a tremendous impact on students and their communities.

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    Transformational Research and Innovation

    Our state and our world face tremendous challenges. The University of Nebraska is uniquely positioned to tackle issues related to hunger, water shortages, health, education and other urgent problems. By supporting researchers and increasing the university’s strength across every field of discovery, we can rise to meet tomorrow’s challenges.

University of Nebraska Foundation

Call to give 800-432-3216

Standing Together for Something Greater

Our Volunteer Leadership

Many people are already involved in making this campaign successful, including numerous volunteers. We thank those who are willing to step up and serve to make sure the University of Nebraska continues to grow and succeed for future generations.

Advancing the University of Nebraska System

The University of Nebraska Foundation mission is to grow relationships and resources that enable the University of Nebraska to change lives and save lives. It is dedicated to connecting the dreams and passions of donors to the mission of the university. If leaving a legacy at the University of Nebraska is something that’s important to you, there’s many ways to give.

Giving online is quick and easy—and you can give any amount. Just choose a gift amount and a fund and provide your information.

Make a big impact with a future gift—include the University of Nebraska Foundation in your estate plan.

Gifts made in memory or in honor of a family member, teacher, student or friend are ways to remember a person’s life and his or her accomplishments.

We welcome gifts from corporations and other foundations. Find out how your company or foundation. can give to the University of Nebraska Foundation.

Support Students

Many students struggle to make their education possible, with increasing demands on their time and finances. Give to areas that will help our students, including scholarships, learning communities and well-being.

Support Faculty

When we invest in faculty, we strengthen educational experiences, invest in Nebraska’s intellectual capital and create economic growth and prosperity. Give to areas that will foster faculty excellence.

Support Research

Investing in research and innovation helps Nebraska grow, touches lives across the state, and helps tackle issues like hunger, water shortages and health. Give to areas that will strengthen research.

University of Nebraska Foundation

Call to give 800-432-3216

Highlighted Priority Projects

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    UNK/UNMC: Nebraska Rural Health Education Building

    Proven by the fact that 85% of graduates in the existing UNK/UNMC Health Science Education Complex have started careers in rural Nebraska, this second facility will position UNK to answer Nebraska’s call in growing the health care pipeline.

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    UNL: College of Engineering and School of Computing

    UNL aims to address the state’s severe shortage of engineers and computer scientists by investing in Kiewit Hall and creating a dedicated home for the School of Computing. It also aims to establish Kiewit Scholars, a full-tuition scholarship and cohort for exceptional engineering students.

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    UNMC: Centers of Excellence

    Transformative Research, Discovery and Innovation Centers of Excellence will build on UNMC’s strengths in cancer, immunotherapies, neurodegenerative diseases, cardiovascular disease, women’s health research, chronic care management, cancer prevention, health equity and other areas of importance to Nebraskans.

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    UNO: STEM Education

    UNO is committed to its role as a key educator of Nebraska’s future STEM workforce. By investing in a state-of-the-art renovation of Allwine Hall, UNO’s oldest building, and a vital expansion of the Peter Kiewit Institute, UNO will provide a cutting-edge home for biology and life sciences as well as collaborative space and peer support for information technology and engineering students.


The foundation has a campaign goal for 150,000 new, unique donors


The Foundation has a goal for  $3B in new dollars given over the course of the campaign


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