BUILDING THE FUTURE
NEBRASKA NEEDS NOW.

Since our founding, we have grown into a collective force for every Nebraskan who yearns to do more, learn more and become more. We’re here to put in the work needed to support University of Nebraska students as they continue a rich legacy of hard work, creativity and big thinking. Join us, and help build a stronger university, a greater Nebraska and a better world.

IT'S ALL POSSIBLE, AND IT'S ALL HAPPENING RIGHT HERE. ONLY IN NEBRASKA.

Here's what tomorrow
looks like.

Priority

Relentless Focus on Student Access and Success

We will inspire generations of leaders by ensuring that the University of Nebraska is accessible to all students and can help every student achieve their goals. With your support, this campaign will raise $1.6 billion that will allow us to provide:

  • new undergraduate scholarships to reduce the debt burden of students and continue to provide access to all;
  • graduate fellowships to help us retain graduate students in research and teaching roles;
  • expanded learning communities and other programs to serve first-generation students and all who would benefit from extra support services to ensure they earn a degree and in a timely fashion;
  • expanded programs for transfer students and to support student health and well-being;
  • updated facilities to help us offer contemporary, integrated, hands-on learning in every discipline for every student; and
  • targeted programs and scholarships to address areas of workforce shortage such as health care providers, teachers, engineers and information technology.
Priority

Enhancing Faculty, Academic and Clinical Excellence

We will strengthen the educational experience by investing in our faculty and their academic and clinical programs, the university’s lifeblood and a source of intellectual capital for Nebraska. Through the generosity of our supporters, this campaign will raise $750 million to:

  • create new endowed chairs and professorships across the university, to attract and keep preeminent educators in every field;
  • invest in the academic programs of our preeminent educators;
  • bring more clinical trials to patients;
  • create economic growth and prosperity in our communities by supporting entrepreneurship and new business development programs across the university;
  • expand the number of UNMC health care degrees available on the UNK campus; and
  • partner with legislators and government entities to develop new innovative programs, such
    as the Nebraska Transformational Project (NExT), a public-private partnership that would co-locate research and education under one roof to speed bench-to-bedside treatments for patients and create space for responding to future health and security disasters.
Priority

Transformational Research and Innovation

We will save lives and change lives by growing our expertise to meet these pressing needs of our communities and increasing our strength across every field of discovery. Raising $650 million in this campaign will allow us to:

  • find innovative ways to address issues important to Nebraska such as closing the achievement gap between urban and rural schools;
  • invest in research centers of excellence, particularly in areas where Nebraskans face higher incident rates, such as in cardiovascular disease and pancreatic cancer;
  • continue our investments in our Food for Health initiative, expanding the use of crops as medicine;
  • continue our investments in a more effective drug delivery pipeline to accelerate the creation of new drugs for chronic disease; and
  • expand our already deep research in early childhood education, food and water security and agriculture, including crops, beef production and precision agriculture.

Campus Initiatives

Standing together.
Like only Nebraska can.

We are combining strengths to serve our state and push Nebraska forward, together. To reach our goals, every campus has a responsibility and a role to play.

OUR FUTURE IS IN SIGHT.

You need only look to see the progress we’ve made toward our goals of $3 billion and 150,000 unique donors. But in this monumental effort, there’s always more to do. Step up and join us.

$1,686,584,142

TO $3 BILLION

113,170

TO 150,000 UNIQUE DONORS