Wear Black, Give Back, UNO’s annual day of giving, returns on Oct. 13-14, 2021. This event is a 24-hour period to raise needed resources for scholarships, colleges and programs, student groups and activities, inclusion and wellness, athletics and much more.
The day starts at noon on Wednesday, Oct. 13, and lasts through noon on Thursday, Oct. 14.
What Happens During Wear Black, Give Back?
During Wear Black, Give Back, alumni and supporters of UNO will be encouraged to wear black UNO apparel, post to social media using #WearBlackGiveBack, and give back with a gift to UNO, its students and its programs, at givingday.unomaha.edu.
Last year’s inaugural giving day saw 1,390 gifts totaling more than $193,000 made to support dozens of causes, organizations and programs across campus. Additionally, social media users shared more than 300 posts expressing pride in UNO, wearing their school colors and telling others why they love and support UNO.
Student Organizations: Sign Up to Be a Cause
UNO student organizations can sign up to be a cause that donors can support on this day. In addition, groups that register will be eligible for bonus prizes based on number of supporters and amount raised. Groups must be registered by Sept. 30. For more information or to register visit https://givingday.unomaha.edu/info/studentorgs .
This Year's Goal
Every gift of $5 or more will be counted toward this year’s goal of 1,500 donors during this 24-hour period. Additionally, select causes and units will have their own goals, which, if achieved, will earn extra funds from generous alumni and community challenge donors.
Mark your calendars for Wear Black, Give Back on Oct. 13-14.
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.