Philanthropic Giving

By Nebraska Athletics

Philanthropic Giving

Devaney Legacy Society

By establishing a scholarship endowment, program endowment, or a planned gift through the Devaney Legacy Society, you will provide an opportunity for young men and women to be part of something greater than themselves, to become a part of the Nebraska family and perform at the very highest level. These gifts will support our student-athletes each year by funding expenses directly related to their education, personal development and sports performance.

Scholarship Endowments

Nebraska Athletics provides the maximum number of scholarship allowed for our student-athletes across 24 teams, accounting for nearly $13 million of its operating budget. Scholarship Endowments underwrite essential costs associated with tuition, room, board and books. Scholarship Endowments can be established by the following:

  • $100,000 Partial Scholarship
  • $250,000 Half Scholarship
  • $500,000 Full Scholarship

Program Endowments

Support of Nebraska Athletics through program endowments is an investment in the innovation and further development of the student-athlete centered programs that continue to place Nebraska Athletics among the nation's elite. Program endowments can be established to impact the following programs to ensure the very best student-athlete experience.

  • Sports Performance/Nebraska Athletics Performance Labortory
  • Academic Services
  • Life Skills
  • Sports Medicine
  • Nutrition

All Athletic Endowments at the University of Nebraska may be esablished and named begining at $100,000 and are payable over a 5 year pledge.

Planned Giving

Your thoughtful generosity through a planned gift not only supports the student-athletes of today, but creates lasting opportunities for future generations of Husker student-athletes to come. Many planned gifts allow substantial tax advantages while providing philanthropic support to our athletic programs.

Ways to make Endowments and Planned Gifts

  • Cash
  • Securities through stocks, bonds, or mutual funds
  • Commercial, residential, or agricultural property
  • Wills and Trusts
  • IRA/Retirement plan assets
  • Life Insurance
  • Real Estate
  • Charitable Gift Annuity
  • Charitable Remainder Trust
  • Charitable Lead Trust

There are a number of different opportunities to leave your legacy and make an impact on Husker student-athletes. For more information on scholarship endowment, program endowment, or planned giving please contact the Athletic Development Office at (402) 472-3111 or by email at

Facility Naming Opportunities

As we strive to have the nation's best collegiate athletic facilities to support our student-athletes, naming opportunities are a great way to honor those you love and recognize your generosity to Nebraska Athletics. Naming opportunities are available through athletics department facilities or within a specific sport that matches your interest and passion. Giving levels start at $100,000 and are payable over five years. For more information on available naming opportunities, please contact the Athletic Development Office at (402) 472-3111 or by email at




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