Academic Affairs, Alumni take early lead in Combined Campaign participation

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Academic Affairs, Alumni take early lead in Combined Campaign participation

Love Library is illuminated during the 2019 Glow Big Red event. Buildings were not lit up this year to conserve electricity amid the rolling blackouts in the central U.S.

The University of Nebraska–Lincoln’s chase for the Chancellor’s Cup opened with Academic Affairs and the Nebraska Alumni Association taking an early lead for overall participation.

The friendly competition is part of the university’s participation in the 2021-22 Combined Campaign for Health and Human Services. The university is a longtime participant in the community fundraiser, which continues through Nov. 12.

To encourage participation by faculty and staff, weekly individual prizes are being awarded and the Chancellor’s Cup will be presented to the campus division that records the greatest number of employees who donate.

Video: 2021-22 Combined Campaign

Individual prize winners, selected randomly from all faculty and staff who participated — whether they donated or not — in the first days of the campaign will be announced. Additional winners will be selected each week of the campaign.

The team competition is divided into two divisions based on unit size — large and small. The top five through the first week in each division are listed below

Large Division

  • Academic Affairs, 16.2%
  • Student Affairs, 15.8%
  • Central Administration, 15%
  • Business and Finance, 13.5%
  • Arts and Sciences, 13.2%

Small Division

  • Alumni Association, 78.3%
  • Law, 47.1%
  • Architecture, 37.8%
  • Chancellor’s Office, 21.8%
  • Libraries, 6.8%

The annual United Way/Combined Health Agencies Drive of Nebraska campaign benefits more than 130 local agencies that assist members of the community.

“This is our special opportunity to focus on how we can give back to Lincoln and Lancaster County,” Chancellor Ronnie Green said. “Your gift to the Combined Campaign makes a real impact on the health, education and financial stability of your neighbors. Every dollar helps people in Lincoln and Lancaster County get support, stabilize home life and move forward to lead positive, productive lives.”

Co-chairs for the university’s Combined Campaign are Mike and Connie Boehm, and Kathy Farrell and Sam Allgood.

Video: 2021-22 Combined Campaign

A variety of giving options, some outlined here, are available.

“I strongly encourage you to give what you can to make the greatest impact on the lives of our neighbors,” Green said.

Pledge forms and additional details are available on the university’s 2021-22 Combined Campaign website. For more information, send email to

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