On Oct. 28-29, the University of Nebraska at Omaha celebrated Wear Black, Give Back, its first-ever day of giving to support the campus. The event asked UNO alumni, students, faculty, staff and fans to wear their black Maverick gear and make donations to support student scholarships, student organizations, colleges, departments, athletic teams and more.
By the noon deadline on Oct. 29, supporters had made 1,390 gifts and contributed $193,873 to the effort, exceeding the giving day goal of 1,000 donors. These gifts comprise the single-greatest number of supporters giving to UNO in any 24-hour period in the university’s history.
Wear Black, Give Back also saw a number of milestones achieved for UNO:
More than 160 faculty and staff members made gifts.
More than 100 current students contributed.
Donors from 43 U.S. states and four countries participated.
13 student organizations collectively raised more than $6,800 for their programs, activities and service projects.
Gifts ranged from $5 to $50,000.
More than 20 lead sponsors provided more than $37,000 in challenge gifts.
Finally, the hashtag #WearBlackGiveBack collected hundreds of photos, videos and messages from UNO supporters showing their school colors and expressing their pride in being a UNO Maverick.
Full results for Wear Black, Give Back, including challenge winners and final totals for all participants, can be found at https://givingday.unomaha.edu.
UNO and the University of Nebraska Foundation thank all who gave and participated during Wear Black, Give Back 2020, as well as all involved in the planning and promotion of the event.
If you missed out on Wear Black, Give Back, you can always share your support on social media with the hashtag #WearBlackGiveBack, or you can make your gift to UNO at https://unofund.org.
About the University of Nebraska at Omaha
Located in one of America’s best cities to live, work and learn, the University of Nebraska at Omaha (UNO) is Nebraska’s premier metropolitan university. With more than 15,000 students enrolled in 200-plus programs of study, UNO is recognized nationally for its online education, graduate education, military friendliness and community engagement efforts. Founded in 1908, UNO has served learners of all backgrounds for more than 100 years and is dedicated to another century of excellence both in the classroom and in the community.