Glow Big Red offers chance to support students, academics

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Glow Big Red offers chance to support students, academics

Annual 24-hour fundraiser opens Feb. 16
Photo by Justin Mohling, University Communication

The University of Nebraska–Lincoln invites its supporters to “Glow All In” during Glow Big Red — 24 Hours of Husker Giving on Feb. 16–17.

Glow Big Red is the university’s annual giving event during which students, alumni, faculty, staff and the Husker community at large come together to support scholarships, colleges and programs, student groups and activities, inclusion, wellness and other important causes.

“Glow Big Red is an exciting opportunity for members of the wider Husker community to show their support for students as they prepare to follow their dreams and change the world for the better,” Chancellor Ronnie Green said. “Thank you very much for your support throughout the year and during this special occasion.”

The day starts at noon Feb. 16 and lasts until noon Feb. 17. This year’s goal is 4,500 gifts to make a meaningful impact in the lives of thousands of Husker students.

Information about Glow Big Red, including a kickoff video, options for giving and tracking the event’s progress can be found at glowbigred.unl.edu.

Give, Glow and Share to get involved

Here are the top three ways everyone can get involved:

GIVE: Find your favorite area to support and give. Those who contribute $60 or more will receive a Husker fleece blanket as a thank-you. (Blankets will be sent three to five weeks after the event.)

GLOW: Make your room, home or business glow to let your Husker pride shine!

SHARE: Use the hashtag #GlowBigRed to show your support on social media and follow this link to share your Glow Big Red story.

You can get a jumpstart on this involvement, including making your gift as early as Jan. 17, a month before Glow Big Red.

Last year was a glowing success

Now an honored Husker tradition, this is the fourth year for Glow Big Red. Last year’s Glow Big Red encouraged the Husker community to come together and contribute more than $436,000 from close to 4,000 gifts. Gifts came from every U.S. state and nine other countries.

Glow Big Red started in 2019 in recognition of the university’s 150th anniversary.

Glow All In on social media

Join Husker Nation Feb. 16–17 at glowbigred.unl.edu. Help share the excitement online by using #GlowBigRed to share why you “Glow All In.”

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