The University of Nebraska Foundation is a private, nonprofit corporation securing financial support for each of the four campuses of the University of Nebraska since 1936. The University of Nebraska Foundation encourages private financial support of the University of Nebraska from individuals, corporations and other foundations. It oversees the distribution of these gifts and of the interest earned from its endowed funds. Gifts to the foundation add a margin of excellence over and above the appropriate level of state support and are not intended to replace state funds.
Gifts to the foundation significantly enhance the university and its students by providing scholarships, distinguished professorships, professional chairs and visiting lectureships. Other foundation funds assist with recruiting efforts and support services needed by campus organizations, alumni programs and each college.
The foundation has offices in Kearney, Lincoln, Omaha, and Scottsbluff. The Kearney office was added on July 1, 1992, when the University of Nebraska Foundation merged with the Kearney State College Foundation. The KSC Foundation was founded in 1959 when a group of eight Nebraska citizens acted on their commitment to higher education and concern for the future. This merger provides greater private support for the students and faculty of UNK.The University of Nebraska Foundation