Give to Lincoln Day provides opportunity to support UNL

May 27, 2014

For 24 hours this week, Nebraskans will have a unique opportunity to support the philanthropic causes of their choice in the Lincoln area – including an academic success program at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.

Give to Lincoln Day is May 29 from midnight to midnight. The round-the-clock, online community giving event will bring donors together to support the important work of nonprofit organizations in Lincoln and throughout Lancaster County. Donors’ gifts go even further on Give to Lincoln Day, as participating organizations also receive a percentage-based share of a $300,000 matching challenge gift.

The numerous opportunities to give include the Nebraska Legends scholarship at UNL. Sponsored by the Nebraska Alumni Association, Nebraska Legends is one of the university’s most successful student recruitment and retention programs. It provides scholarship aid to high school students across the state and country while providing resources for UNL admissions recruiters. In addition, Nebraska Legends provides a support system for new students to help them have a successful start to their lifelong Husker experience. The program pairs students with a mentor to help them ease the transition to college, and provides opportunities for students to participate in social events throughout the year.

To donate to the Nebraska Legends scholarship program or other Lincoln causes, visit Give to Lincoln Day is coordinated by the Lincoln Community Foundation in partnership with local nonprofit organizations. In 2013, Give to Lincoln Day raised $2.1 million for local nonprofits, with more than 6,600 individuals donating to more than 250 organizations.

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