University of Nebraska Foundation

Registered Name
University of Nebraska Foundation
Tax ID


The University of Nebraska–Lincoln, often referred to as Nebraska, UNL or NU, is a public research university in the city of Lincoln, in the state of Nebraska in the Midwestern United States. It is the state's oldest university, and the largest in the University of Nebraska system. The state legislature chartered the university in 1869 as a land-grant university under the 1862 Morrill Act, two years after Nebraska's statehood into the United States. Around the turn of the 20th century, the university began to expand significantly, hiring professors from eastern schools to teach in the newly organized professional colleges while also producing groundbreaking research in agricultural sciences. The "Nebraska method" of ecological study developed here during this time pioneered grassland ecology and laid the foundation for research in theoretical ecology for the rest of the 20th century. The university is organized into eight colleges on two campuses in Lincoln with over 100 classroom buildings and research facilities.Its athletic program, called the Cornhuskers, is a member of the Big Ten Conference. The Nebraska football team has won 46 conference championships, and since 1970, five national championships. The women's volleyball team has won five national championships along with eight other appearances in the Final Four. The Husker football team plays its home games at Memorial Stadium, selling out every game since 1962. The stadium's capacity is about 92,000 people, larger than the population of Nebraska's third-largest city.

Source: Wikipedia


Annual Budget
June 2019
+15% Growth
Program Spending
Fundraising Spending
Management Spending



The University of Nebraska Foundation raises and manages private financial support from individuals, corporations and other foundations for the benefit of the University of Nebraska.


Brian F. Hastings President & CEO
Joann Martin Board Chair
William D. Jackman Board Chair-elect
Keith D. Miles Svp, General Counsel, Corp Sec
Chet A. Poehling Assoc General Counsel, Asst Co
Kimberly Peschka Bilder Assoc General Counsel, Asst Co
Tonn M. Ostergard Director
Dan Bahensky Director
Paul Engler Director
Charles D. Fritch Director
John Gottschalk Director
Karen L. Himle Director
Margaret Holman Director
Norman Hedgecock Director
Mark Chronister Director
Rodrigo Lopez Director
John D. Massey Director
Carey Hamilton Director
Don Voelte Director
Jane E. Miller Director
Troy K. Wilhelm CFO & Treasurer
Lori Byrne Svp, Development
Amy Volk Svp, Unmc Development
John Niemann Svp, Development
Brian Neale Senior Director of Investments
Dara Troutman Chief of Staff
D. Joe Selig Svp, Unl Development
Source: IRS 990