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Campaign for Nebraska. Unlimited Possibilities

The Campaign for Nebraska: Unlimited Possibilities

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Meet the Millers and more

Tom and Janet Miller have more than a hundred children.

Masato, Renato, Luis Carlos, Salim, Kwon-ho...

Children with names from all over the globe. Children who came from all over the globe over the years to study at UNO, and then found a warm home with the Millers.

Pull up a chair at their dinner table.

Nora Sarvetnick, Ph.D.

Pioneering patient and doctor connected by cancer reconnect

The boy was scared.

He had a really, really, really bad kind of cancer. His parents didn’t tell him. He just knew. He saw the look on their faces.

That was 40 years ago, when there was little hope for curing the kind of cancer he had, rhabdomyosarcoma.

The boy was scared of doctors, too. But one young doctor was different. This one would just walk in the room and light it up with his smile.

“He was just so positive,” says Stephen Smith, 51, recalling the time when he was that boy. “He made me feel like, We’re going to do this. It just wasn’t a question in his mind that I was going to get better.”

And he did, thanks to that doctor’s cutting-edge treatment plan.

“It was just miraculous,” Smith says.

Four decades later, he reconnected in person with that doctor – retiring UNMC Chancellor Harold M. Maurer, M.D.

And thanked him for a wonderful life.

Peggy Abels

Buckle Scholarship a good fit for UNK student

Sean Stahly and his Milford High Quiz Bowl teammates were eating lunch one day last spring in Bellevue. They were bummed out because they’d just been eliminated from the tournament.

Then Sean received an e-mail on his phone that changed everything.

He pumped his fist in the air.


His teammates congratulated him. He texted his mom and she texted him back:

PTL (Praise The Lord) congratulations!!

Learn the reason they praised the Lord that day.

Samuel Wilton

New Hubbard Funds encourage student careers in paleontology and archeology

When Ted Hubbard was a boy, his father would bring him to see the fossils in Morrill Hall on football gamedays in Lincoln.

His mother, Claire, remembered stopping along Nebraska country roads so he could look for fossils and arrowheads.

Now, he wants students to experience the same excitement for discovery that he enjoyed by helping University of Nebraska students who study paleontology and archaeology.

Learn how Ted and his family's foundation are helping students like Samuel Wilton achieve their career dreams.

Campaign for Nebraska. Unlimited Possibilities

The University of Nebraska Foundation is involved in a comprehensive fundraising campaign to fund university priorities such as student scholarships, faculty recruitment, research and program support. The campaign will conclude in 2014. To learn more about the Campaign for Nebraska, or to contribute, go to campaignfornebraska.org.

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The University of Nebraska Foundation is an independent, nonprofit organization raising private gifts to support the University of Nebraska for more than 77 years. In 2013, donors provided the university with $236.7 million for scholarships, medical and other research, academic programs, faculty support and facilities. The foundation's comprehensive fundraising campaign, the Campaign for Nebraska, has raised more than $1.5 billion for the university and concludes in 2014.

For more information, visit nufoundation.org.

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Thank you

"I am very grateful to have received this scholarship and I will work hard to make good use of it. Receiving this scholarship helped me answer the question as to whether or not I would be able to attend college. Thank you very much for the opportunity to attend the University of Nebraska."

- Eric A. Skiles

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Campaign priorities

Student Support
Early Childhood
Water for Food
Agriculture & Life Sciences
Architectural Engineering and Construction
Global Engagement
Faculty Support

Campus-based priorities

University of Nebraska-Lincoln
University of Nebraska at Omaha
University of Nebraska Medical Center
University of Nebraska at Kearney

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