The University of Nebraska–Lincoln’s race for the Chancellor’s Cup through the 2021-22 Combined Campaign has crossed the finish line with glory for the Office of the President and Nebraska Alumni Association.
Lincoln and Lancaster County agencies will also benefit as university employees gave more than $350,000 toward the fundraiser. The total exceeds commitments made during the 2020-21 campaign.
“This was a special opportunity to give back to Lincoln and Lancaster County, and our employees answered the call with the giving spirit of Huskers,” Chancellor Ronnie Green said. “Your gifts to the Combined Campaign make real impacts on the health, education and financial stability of our neighbors.
“Every dollar raised will help people in our community get necessary support, stabilize home life and move forward in positive, productive ways.”
The annual United Way/Combined Health Agencies Drive of Nebraska campaign ran Oct. 25 to Nov. 19 . It benefits more than 130 local agencies that assist members of the community.
To encourage participation by faculty and staff, weekly individual prizes were awarded and the Chancellor’s Cup is presented to campus divisions that record the greatest percentage of employees who donate. The Chancellor’s Cup team competition is divided into two divisions based on unit size — large and small.
In the final standings, the University of Nebraska’s Office of the President took top honors in the large division with a participation rate of 55.9%. In the small division, the Nebraska Alumni Association rolled to victory with 100% of employees participating.
Co-chairs for the university’s Combined Campaign are Mike and Connie Boehm, and Kathy Farrell and Sam Allgood.