About

Relaunched in 2018, the Huskers Athletic Fund (HAF) is the official fundraising arm of Nebraska Athletics. Through the generosity of HAF members, Nebraska Athletics is able to provide all student-athletes with the resources and support they need to be successful in academics, athletics and life.

Membership levels are based upon total annual giving to Nebraska Athletics, which incorporates donations connected to philanthropic gifts, tickets, parking, premium seating, capital projects and the Devaney Legacy Society. Membership benefits will run from July 1 – June 30 of the fiscal year.

With student-athlete experience costs rising nationally, Nebraska Athletics depends on investors, who understand the need for continuous advancement. Your support is essential to recruit student-athletes, who compete for championships and earn college degrees.

Membership Levels & Benefits

Walk-on - $100-$499


  • Support 660 Nebraska Student-Athletes
  • Donor decal
  • First Four with Athletic Director Bill Moos
  • (2) complimentary tickets to HAF Spring Game Tailgate

Blackshirt - $500-$1499

All WALK-ON benefits +

  • Membership Packet
  • Eligible for football donor parking (with Nebraska Football season tickets)
  • Donor recognition in Nebraska Football Media Guide
  • (2) complimentary tickets to HAF Spring Game Tailgate

Captain - $1,500-$4,999

All BLACKSHIRT benefits +

  • Exclusive Discounts (Coming 2019)
  • (4) complimentary tickets to HAF Spring Game Tailgate

Director - $5,000-$9,999

All CAPTAIN benefits +

  • Invitation to Hall of Fame Induction Dinner
  • Invitation to National Signing Day Event
  • (4) complimentary tickets to HAF Spring Game Tailgate

All-American - $10,000-$24,999

All Director benefits +

  • Invitation to HAF Legends Golf Tournament
  • Invitation to A Night at the Lied
  • (6) complimentary tickets to HAF Spring Game Tailgate

National Leadership Society (NLS)

Bronze - $25,000-$49,999

All ALL-AMERICAN benefits +

  • Bronze Lapel Pin & Pendant
  • Invitation to Annual Investors' Meeting
  • Invitation to member exclusive events
  • (8) complimentary tickets to HAF Spring Game Tailgate

Silver - $50,000-$99,999

All BRONZE benefits +

  • Silver Lapel Pin and Pendant
  • Football pregame field access for one home game
  • Invitation to exclusive postseason events
  • (8) complimentary tickets to HAF Spring Game Tailgate

Gold - $100,000+

All SILVER benefits +

  • Gold Lapel Pin and Pendant
  • Invitation to Coaches Circle Events
  • Courtside Room access for Men’s and Women’s Basketball games (with game tickets, non-transferable)
  • (8) complimentary tickets to HAF Spring Game Tailgate

Ruby - $1,000,000+ Lifetime Giving

All GOLD benefits +

  • Ruby Lapel Pin and Pendant
  • Exclusive Ruby Level experience
  • (8) complimentary tickets to HAF Spring Game Tailgate



Note: The complimentary tickets for the HAF Spring Game Tailgate do not accumulate with each level.

Initiatives

Post-Eligibility Opportunities Program — SUPPORTED BY THE HUSKERS ATHLETIC FUND


CRITERIA:

  1. Letter in a varsity sport
  2. Exhaust eligibility
  3. Graduate
  4. Complete PEO success series workshop

PROGRAM: $7,500 Scholarship for

  1. Internship
  2. Study Abroad Program OR
  3. Graduate School at UNL or UNMC

IMPACT:

  1. $850,000 PEO Aid Distributed
  2. 121 participants
  3. 98% Job Placement Rate

"To the donors of PEO, the money you invested in the PEO program will not go to waste. This investment is unlike any other because it is an investment in my education, and with this education, I will be able to meet my future career and personal goals. I promise you all, I will get through this program and donate to the PEO program just as you have done. I cannot thank you enough for your contributions and this unmatched opportunity."

Craig Driver – Track and Field Letterwinner, University of Nebraska Medical Center, Doctor of Pharmacy (Omaha, Neb.)

"PEO was truly a once-in-a-lifetime experience. As an unpaid intern, PEO allowed me to solely focus on my work instead of worrying about how I was going to make money. I gained confidence and experience working with underserved youth and will use this knowledge as I work to become a juvenile probation officer."

Breunna McCarty – Track and Field Letterwinner, Boys & Girls Clubs of Lancaster County, Youth Development Professional (Lincoln, Neb.)

THE HUSKERS ATHLETIC FUND ALSO SUPPORTS:

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NoFilter Service Abroad Trip (2018, 2017, 2016, 2015)

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Nebraska Athletic Performance Laboratory

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Strength and Conditioning

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MacBook Air Laptops

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Full Cost of Attendance Scholarships

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Performance Nutrition

Ways to Give

How to Give

Contributions to the Huskers Athletic Fund can be made by cash, check and credit card. The HAF accepts Visa, MasterCard and Discover. Checks should be made payable to the University of Nebraska Foundation, with student-athlete support denoted in the memo line.

Pledge

You may make a pledge to support the Huskers Athletic Fund. The pledge can be paid in full or installments, with the pledge balance due by April 1. Statements will be sent periodically reminding you of the April 1 deadline and your remaining contribution balance.

Online Giving

Current donors and new donors making first-time gifts should visit huskers.com/donate. Current donors can sign in and click on "manage donations" and "make a new pledge" to increase current contributions. New donors will click on "sign up for an account" before contributing.

Planned Giving

A planned or deferred gift may offer substantial tax and estate planning benefits and provide a lasting impact to Nebraska Athletics. Our team is happy to work with your professional advisors to decide which gift option works with your goals and interests. More information is available under the Devaney Legacy Society.

Endowments

Scholarship endowments and program endowments provide a perpetual source of financial support for the Nebraska Athletic Department. More information is available under the Devaney Legacy Society.

Matched Giving

Many organizations will match contributions to nonprofit entities such as the Nebraska Athletic Department. Your organization's matched gift will increase your lifetime giving status and further support our mission to provide the best student-athlete experience in the nation. Under the new tax reform, organizations cannot match contributions connected to tickets or priority points. All philanthropic gifts that are tax deductible are eligible for matched giving. Please work with your benefits office and mail all matching gift forms to our office:

Huskers Athletic Fund
625 Stadium Drive PO Box 82848
Lincoln, NE 68501-2848

Additional questions can be directed to our office at (402) 472-3111.