Nebraska Athletics has long been at the forefront of the student-athlete experience. In order to continue that tradition and compete nationally, we must improve our world-class package of facilities, academic services, life skills programming, athletic medicine, strength and conditioning, research, nutrition and dining services. With student-athlete experience costs rising nationally, Nebraska Athletics depends on investors who understand the need for continuous advancement.

The Student-Athlete Experience Fund incorporates donations connected to philanthropic giving, tickets and premium seating. Every dollar invested will directly impact our 660 students. Investments will not pay for the salaries and benefits of employees, the operational expenses of the marketing, ticketing, business, development, events and compliance offices, fan experiences or general University support.

2017 Donors by State

16,844 Total Donors


Post-Eligibility Opportunities Program — Supported by the Student-Athlete Experience Fund


  1. Letter in a varsity sport
  2. Exhaust eligibility
  3. Graduate
  4. Complete PEO success series workshop

PROGRAM: $7,500 Scholarship for

  1. Internship
  2. Study Abroad Program OR
  3. Graduate School at UNL or UNMC


  1. $720,000 PEO Aid Distributed
  2. 100 participants
  3. 98% Job Placement Rate

"To the donors of PEO, the money you invested in the PEO program will not go to waste. This investment is unlike any other because it is an investment in my education, and with this education, I will be able to meet my future career and personal goals. I promise you all, I will get through this program and donate to the PEO program just as you have done. I cannot thank you enough for your contributions and this unmatched opportunity."

Craig Driver – Track and Field Letterwinner, University of Nebraska Medical Center, Doctor of Pharmacy (Omaha, Neb.)

"PEO was truly a once-in-a-lifetime experience. As an unpaid intern, PEO allowed me to solely focus on my work instead of worrying about how I was going to make money. I gained confidence and experience working with underserved youth and will use this knowledge as I work to become a juvenile probation officer."

Breunna McCarty – Track and Field Letterwinner, Boys & Girls Clubs of Lancaster County, Youth Development Professional (Lincoln, Neb.)

The Student-Athlete Experience Fund also supports:

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NoFilter Service Abroad Trip

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Nebraska Athletic Performance Laboratory

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Strength and Conditioning

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MacBook Air Laptops

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Full Cost of Attendance Scholarships

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Performance Nutrition

Ways to Give

How to Give

Contributions to the Student-Athlete Experience Fund can be made by cash, check and credit card. The Student-Athlete Experience Fund accepts Visa, MasterCard and Discover. Checks should be made payable to the University of Nebraska Foundation, with Student-Athlete Experience Fund denoted in the memo line.


You may make a pledge to support the Student-Athlete Experience Fund. The pledge can be paid in full or installments, with the pledge balance due by April 1. Statements will be sent periodically reminding you of the April 1 deadline and your remaining contribution balance.

Online Giving

Current donors and new donors making first-time gifts should visit huskers.com/donate. Current donors can sign in and click on "manage donations" and "make a new pledge" to increase current contributions. New donors will click on "sign up for an account" before contributing.

Planned Giving

A planned or deferred gift may offer substantial tax and estate planning benefits and provide a lasting impact to Nebraska Athletics. Our team is happy to work with your professional advisors to decide which gift option works with your goals and interests. More information is available under the Devaney Legacy Society.


Scholarship endowments and program endowments provide a perpetual source of financial support for the Nebraska Athletic Department. More information is available under the Devaney Legacy Society.

Matched Giving

Many organizations will match contributions to nonprofit entities such as the Nebraska Athletic Department. Your organization's matched gift will increase your lifetime giving status and further support our mission to provide the best student-athlete experience in the nation. Under the new tax reform, organizations cannot match contributions connected to tickets or priority points. All philanthropic gifts that are tax deductible are eligible for matched giving. Please work with your benefits office and mail all matching gift forms to our office:

Nebraska Athletic Development
625 Stadium Drive PO Box 82848
Lincoln, NE 68501-2848

Additional questions can be directed to our office at (402) 472-3111.