UNMC and Nebraska Medicine receive national attention for longtime focus on infectious diseases

The University of Nebraska Medical Center (UNMC) and Nebraska Medicine are among those helping care for people who may be affected in some way by the coronavirus (COVID-19).

These organizations expertly handled the treatment of patients with Ebola in 2014 and are among the leaders in the treatment, training and quarantine methods for highly infectious diseases. Their work was recently highlighted in an article by The New York Times.

“So many of us are proud of UNMC and Nebraska Medicine for their combined expertise, leadership and help in responding to the international need to quickly address the coronavirus,” said Lisa Anibal of the University of Nebraska Foundation, who serves as director of philanthropic programs for Nebraska Medicine. “We’re also grateful for the support of our state and our many philanthropic contributors who have invested in these institutions over the years.”

Anibal said those wishing to support UNMC and Nebraska Medicine could consider these opportunities:

The University of Nebraska Foundation has a team of gift professionals who can also help. For more information, please contact them at info@nufoundation.org or by phone at 402-502-0300 or 800-432-3216.

The University of Nebraska Foundation is the designated fundraising organization for Nebraska Medicine and UNMC.

Resources for more information
Coronavirus Q&A: What you need to know
About the UNMC Global Center for Health Security
National Ebola Training and Education Center (NETC) information about the coronavirus

Omaha Gives, the seventh annual 24-hour charitable challenge in Omaha, is set for May 22, 2019. The giving begins at midnight, and hourly drawings and prizes make your donations go further.

Causes at the university’s two campuses in Omaha stand to benefit from your support during this event.

Maverick Food Pantry at the University of Nebraska at Omaha

Those interested in supporting the University of Nebraska at Omaha during Omaha Gives may contribute to help the UNO Maverick Food Pantry at omahagives.org.

Today, more than 200 U.S. colleges operate food pantries, as food insecurity is becoming more evident on campuses nationwide. UNO is no exception.

Since UNO opened the Maverick Food Pantry in 2013, it has distributed nearly 10,000 pounds of food to currently enrolled UNO students and members of the UNO community who are in need. This critical assistance includes nutritionally balanced food packages containing approximately two days’ worth of non-perishable food items.

Every gift through Omaha Gives increases the chances that UNO will also receive matching dollars made available by the event’s sponsors and benefactors.

You may make your gift on May 22 or schedule your gift now.

You may also find a list of other UNO organizations participating in Omaha Gives here.

SHARING Clinics at the University of Nebraska Medical Center

Those inspired to benefit the University of Nebraska Medical Center during Omaha Gives are encouraged to make a gift to help the UNMC SHARING Clinics.

SHARING Clinics is a longtime community health care services program operated by students. The faculty and students involved are volunteers at four clinics dedicated to primary health care, STI testing, primary care for Type 2 diabetes and vision care.

For every $1 donated, $8 in medical services is provided and enables UNMC to provide high-quality, low-cost health care and human services.

Gifts to the UNMC SHARING Clinics during Omaha Gives also help UNMC take advantage of available matching support made possible by the event’s sponsors and benefactors.

You may make your gift on May 22 or schedule your gift now.

About Omaha Gives

Omaha Gives is a year-round online giving platform organized by the Omaha Community Foundation to grow philanthropy in Douglas, Sarpy, and Pottawattamie counties. Each year, there is a 24-hour online giving event in May to celebrate nonprofits.

This year’s giving day will take place on Wednesday, May 22, 2019. The goal is to inspire the community to come together for 24-hours to give as much as possible to support the work of public 501(c)(3) nonprofits in the metro area.

The minimum donation is $10 and there is no maximum. Prizes, Challenge Funds, and Incentive Funds amplify charitable donations to make each dollar go further.