University launches annual Combined Campaign community fundraiser

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University launches annual Combined Campaign community fundraiser

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.

University of Nebraska-Lincoln employees have the chance to positively affect the lives of thousands through the 2021-22 UNL Combined Campaign for Health and Human Services.

The annual United Way/Combined Health Agencies Drive of Nebraska campaign opens Oct. 25 and continues through Nov. 12. The drive 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.

To help generate enthusiasm toward the fundraising campaign, the university will again award the Chancellor’s Cup based on the percentage of participation in specific campus offices. The award will be presented for two divisions — small office (less than 200 employees) and large office (more than 200 employees). The leaderboards, which will be updated regularly, are available here.

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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