What is For the Greater Good?
For the Greater Good is UNMC's and Nebraska Medicine’s 24-hour online giving event during which alumni, students, faculty, staff, grateful patients and the community at large come together to raise money for scholarships, programs, student groups, patient assistance and other activities. All for the Greater Good!
When is For the Greater Good?
For the Greater Good takes place from noon-noon, March 27-28.
May I participate even though I’m not a UNMC alumnus and I'm not affiliated with Nebraska Medicine?
Yes, please! Parents, community members, friends and grateful patients are all encouraged to support the future of health care in Nebraska during For the Greater Good.
Is there a minimum gift amount?
Yes, the minimum gift amount is $5. We have credit card processing fees and administrative costs to cover, but we’ve kept the minimum as low as we can so everyone can participate.
How do I get the travel pouch?
You’ll receive the complimentary travel pouch when you make one gift or multiple gifts totaling $66 or more during For the Greater Good. Visit GIVEAWAY to learn more.
Can I make a gift by mail?
Of course! We encourage you to support the University of Nebraska Medical Center and Nebraska Medicine by mail at any time, but we must receive your gift, specifically designated to support For the Greater Good, by March 28, 2024, for it to count toward the day’s totals. Don’t forget to note which fund it’s for! Please mail checks to: University of Nebraska Foundation, Gift Processing Department, P.O. Box 82555, Lincoln, NE 68501-2555.
The fund I’d like to support isn’t listed as an option. Will my gift count toward For the Greater Good?
Yes. If you’d like to make a giving day gift to a fund that is not listed on the For the Greater Good website, there are a couple of things you can do:
- Mail your gift. We must receive your gift, specifically designated toward For the Greater Good, in time for it to be processed by March 28, so please mail it by March 11 to ensure it counts toward the giving day’s totals. Don’t forget to include the fund name! Please mail checks to: University of Nebraska Foundation, Gift Processing Department, P.O. Box 82555, Lincoln, NE 68501-2555.
- Make your gift at nufoundation.org and leave a note in the “Additional Comments” area indicating that it is a For the Greater Good Giving Day gift. Don’t forget to include the fund name! Your online gift must be made before noon on March 28 to count toward the giving day’s totals.
What are For the Greater Good challenges?
Generous sponsors provide challenge gifts that encourage others to give. You might have your gift matched or even earn bonus money for your area of interest. Keep an eye on the Leaderboards page for a complete list of challenges, the rules and the winners. And follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram for challenge announcements.
I’m interested in making a challenge gift. Where can I learn more?
We’re glad you asked! Visit SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES or contact Janelle Domeyer at firstname.lastname@example.org or 402-504-3328.
What is Bonterra?
Bonterra, formerly GiveGab, is an online giving platform that helps nonprofits raise money and engage donors, allowing the organizations to function in a more streamlined manner. The University of Nebraska Foundation chose Bonterra to facilitate For the Greater Good.
Is it safe to make a gift online?
Yes, absolutely; online gifts made through Bonterra are safe and secure. Bonterra will not receive your credit card information, and it will never be shared or sold to a third party.
Is my gift tax deductible?
Yes, all gifts to the University of Nebraska made through Bonterra and the University of Nebraska Foundation are tax deductible. Visit Legal and Policy Information to learn more.
I still have a question. How can I get help?
We’re here for you! You may email your question to email@example.com or call Janelle Domeyer at 402-504-3328.