University of Nebraska Foundation

About University of Nebraska Foundation

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Since 1936, the University of Nebraska Foundation has existed to accomplish one goal - to advance the University of Nebraska. While independent from the university, we are intrinsically linked to it, connecting the dreams and passions of donors to the mission of the university, and stewarding donor generosity across its four campuses.

With more than 250 employees, multiple record-breaking fundraising years, over $3 billion in endowment assets and a base of more than 400,000 (and counting) living alumni, the philanthropic potential of the foundation is limitless. We are continually recognized by the Chronicle of Philanthropy as one of America’s favorite charities. We pride ourselves on being an inclusive, strengths-based, highly engaged and performance-driven workplace. In 2022, we were selected by Gallup as one of the recipients of the Don Clifton Strengths-Based Culture Award. Our goal is to be the advancement employer of choice in the state of Nebraska and throughout the Midwest. Today, the foundation has 3 locations in Lincoln, Omaha, and Kearney.

The University of Nebraska Foundation grows relationships and resources that enable the University of Nebraska to change lives and save lives.

The vision of the University of Nebraska Foundation is to be recognized as the trusted partner of those wishing to support the University of Nebraska.

Core Values
Integrity, Passion for Mission, Teamwork

Our Commitment to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
The University of Nebraska Foundation believes that our strong commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion is essential to accomplishing our mission to grow relationships and resources that enable the University of Nebraska to change lives and save lives. Our values of teamwork, integrity and passion for mission are where our commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion is evidenced and lived out through our actions and behaviors.

The University of Nebraska Foundation prohibits discrimination on any basis and is committed to the fair treatment, access and opportunity for all. We promote respect, fairness and a sense of belonging within our policies, processes and distribution of resources. We strive to identify and eliminate barriers that have prevented the full participation of historically underrepresented groups. We invite, explore and celebrate differences to increase productivity, spark innovation, and most importantly fulfill our mission.


Donor Relations Intern

January 2020 - December 2020 Lincoln, NE
“The Foundation offered hands-on learning that enhanced my knowledge of the University and the donors. Working alongside Amanda and Nadia was absolutely amazing as they were a great help and wanted me to succeed. This opportunity also allowed me to expand my help to other departments when needed which boosted my appreciation for the facility even more. Everyone was welcoming and lovely to work with. ”

Event Intern

September 2019 Omaha, NE
“I've gotten to learn so much about event planning from several different employees. I have received hands on experience working various foundation events and was about to help plan elements of the events.”
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