Giving Day FAQs

What is One Day for UNK: Loper Giving Day?

A giving day is a 24-hour fundraising challenge to rally a group of people around a specific cause. During One Day for UNK: Loper Giving Day, we’re inviting the entire UNK family — students, faculty, staff, alumni, parents, friends and fans —to come together to raise money for Loper students and campus.

When is One Day for UNK: Loper Giving Day?

One Day for UNK will take place Oct. 5-6, from noon to noon.

What is the #OneDayforUNK goal?

This year, we hope you’ll help us reach our goal of 1,905 gifts in honor of UNK’s founding year.

Will my gift help students? How?

Your gift will most definitely help students — the how is up to you. You can choose to support student scholarships, your favorite of UNK’s three colleges, a student organization, athletics or one of the other areas we’ve highlighted as choices for Loper Giving Day. It’s your call! All donations will expand opportunities for UNK students and create an even better Loper student experience.

What’s this I hear about a bucket hat?

Good question, fellow Loper. You’ll receive a reversible bucket hat via mail if you make gifts totaling $65 or more during One Day for UNK: Loper Giving Day. Find out more here.

Can I participate if I didn’t go to UNK?

ABSOLUTELY! Parents, community members, friends and fans are all encouraged to support UNK during Loper Giving Day. Everyone’s generous gifts will be combined to advance the transformational Loper experience for every student on campus and the university’s impact across the state.

What if I’ve already made a gift to UNK this year?

Thank you for your gift! We think you’re the cat’s pajamas. During Loper Giving Day, we hope to receive at least 1,905 gifts — in honor of UNK’s founding year — from our extended Loper family. Another gift from you puts us closer to our goal!

What’s the deal with all the challenges?

We think a little competition makes things more fun. You might have your gift matched or even earn bonus money for your area of interest. Check here for a complete list of challenges and matches, the rules and the winners. And follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram for challenge announcements.

Is there a minimum gift amount?

Yes, the minimum gift amount is $5. We have credit card processing fees and administrative costs to cover, but we’ve kept the minimum as low as we can so everyone can participate. Gifts of any amount make a difference and will be counted toward our Loper Giving Day total.

What if my favorite fund isn’t listed as an option?

No problem! We’ve chosen an inclusive group of funds to highlight during #OneDayforUNK, but if you'd like to make a gift to an area you have not found on this site, visit to find more options for giving.

Is my gift tax deductible?

Yes, all gifts to the University of Nebraska made through GiveGab and the University of Nebraska Foundation are tax deductible. Learn more here:

What is GiveGab?

GiveGab is a nonprofit giving platform that helps nonprofits raise money and engage donors. The University of Nebraska Foundation has chosen to facilitate One Day for UNK: Loper Giving Day.

Is it safe to make a gift online?

Yes, please don’t worry; online gifts made through GiveGab are safe and secure. GiveGab will not receive your credit card information, and it will never be shared or sold to a third party.

Can I make a gift by mail?

Of course! We encourage you to support the University of Nebraska at Kearney by mail at any time, but we must receive your gift, specifically designated for One Day for UNK, by noon on Friday, Oct. 6, for it to count toward this event’s totals. We recommend that you mail your check by Sept. 25. Don’t forget to let us know what fund it’s for! Please mail checks to: University of Nebraska Foundation, Gift Processing Department, P.O. Box 82555, Lincoln, NE 68501-2555.

I’ve made my contribution toward Loper Giving Day, but I want to do more. How else can I help?

You’re quite the Loper, and we appreciate your enthusiasm! Please visit BE AN AMBASSADOR to learn how you can help us share the word about #OneDayforUNK on your Facebook, Twitter and Instagram accounts.

I’d like to be a sponsor for One Day for UNK: Loper Giving Day. How can I learn more?

We’re so glad you asked! Check out SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES or contact Teresa Brown at or 402-458-1240 for more information.

Whom do I contact if I have a question?

We’re here to help! Please email us at or call Kristi Pease at 402-504-3332. If she can’t help you, she’ll connect you with someone who can.