NU Foundation introduces UNK Fund for scholarships, faculty development, other needs

UNK Fund Rotator webIn an effort to harness the collective power of University of Nebraska at Kearney supporters and alumni, the university and University of Nebraska Foundation are introducing the UNK Fund.

The UNK Fund has been created to make it even easier for everyone – longtime supporters, parents, faculty members and new graduates – to change the lives of Loper students.

UNK_FundEvery dollar invested in the UNK Fund provides much-needed assistance for students, opportunities for attracting and retaining talented faculty, and establishes extraordinary programs in classrooms.

“The growth and progress of our campus – not to mention thousands of degrees conferred – have been possible because alumni, faculty, and the community decided to invest in University of Nebraska at Kearney,” said Lucas Dart, vice president of alumni relations and development. “Our alumni and friends are growing a tradition of excellence for our students, campus and community. Their contributions, no matter the size, are critical to our students’ success.”

All gifts, whether large or small, have the power to make a difference. When giving to the UNK Fund, supporters can choose how their gifts will be used:

  • Student scholarships: Give the gift of academic opportunity to a deserving UNK student who most needs financial support.
  • Faculty development: Help UNK recruit and retain the most talented instructors and researchers in the nation.
  • UNK’s colleges: Continue the giving tradition by providing vital opportunities to one of UNK’s four colleges and its students.
  • UNK’s greatest need: Whether it’s a student in need, an event to benefit the community, or a special project of the chancellor, gifts will benefit the highest priorities at UNK.

“I heard so many great things about Kearney, and there has been a lot of success in those who graduate with my major. I was really nervous to come to UNK but I soon fell right into the mix,” said UNK student Abby Vidana, an exercise science major from Garden City, Kan. “There are so many opportunities to get involved on campus, and I immediately felt welcome.”

To learn more about the UNK Fund or other charitable options at UNK, visit


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