FAQ


Q. What are Glow Big Red and 24 Hours of Huskers Giving?

It’s the University of Nebraska–Lincoln’s 150th anniversary, and we’re calling all Huskers to Glow Big Red on February 14 and 15! What does that mean, exactly? We’re encouraging all Huskers, near and far, to:

Light it. Light your home Husker red in whatever way you wish.

Fly it. Fly your Husker flag like it’s game day!

Wear it. Throw on your favorite Husker gear. And then throw on some more.

Give it. Participate in 24 Hours of Husker Giving, noon to noon on Feb. 14 and 15. It’s Nebraska’s inaugural day of giving, and it’s fueled by Husker passion, social media and YOU. Take this opportunity to come together in support of our university with a gift to an area that pulls right at your heartstrings.


Q. When is 24 Hours of Huskers Giving?

24 Hours of Husker Giving will take place — for the first time ever — from noon to noon, Feb. 14 and 15.


Q. 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, the college you graduated from or one of the other areas we’ve highlighted as choices for 24 Hours of Husker Giving. It’s your call. All donations will expand opportunities for Nebraska students and create an even better Husker student experience.


Q. Can I participate even though I didn't graduate from UNL?

Yes, please! Parents, community members, friends and fans are all encouraged to support Nebraska during 24 Hours of Husker Giving. The gifts of many will be combined to advance the transformational Nebraska experience for every student on campus and the university’s impact across the state.


Q. What if I've already made a gift to Nebraska this year?

Thank you for your gift! We think you’re the cat’s pajamas. Another gift will help us reach our goal for 24 Hours of Giving, and we encourage you to participate in Glow Big Red in other ways, too: Light it. Fly it. Wear it. You can also help us spread the word!


Q. What's the deal with all the challenges?

We think a little competition makes things more fun, and who doesn’t love to put a costume on their pet? You might have your gift matched or even earn bonus money for your area of interest. Keep an eye on the Leaderboards page for a complete list of challenges, the rules and the winners. And follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram for challenge announcements.


Q. 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 it as low as we can so everyone can participate. Gifts of any amount make a difference and will be counted toward our 24 Hours of Husker Giving total.


Q. What if my favorite fund isn't listed as an option?

Well, that’s a bummer. We’ve chosen an inclusive group of funds to highlight for 24 Hours of Husker Giving, and we hope you can find something that resonates with you.


Q. 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: https://nufoundation.org/legal.


Q. Can I make a gift by mail?

Of course. We encourage you to support the University of Nebraska–Lincoln by mail at any time, but we must receive your gift, specifically designated for 24 Hours of Husker Giving, by Feb. 15 for it to count toward the day’s totals. Don’t forget to let us know what fund it’s for!


Q. What is GiveGab?

GiveGab is an online giving platform that helps nonprofits raise money and engage donors, allowing the organizations to function in a more streamlined manner. The University of Nebraska Foundation has chosen GiveGab to facilitate 24 Hours of Husker Giving.


Q. 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.


Q. Who do I contact if I have a question?

We’re here to help! Please start with Kristen Rock at info@nufoundation.org or 402-458-1222. If she can’t help you, she’ll connect you with someone who can.


Q. I'm super-awesome, and though I've made my contribution through 24 Hours of Husker Giving, I still feel unfulfilled. What more can I do?

You are quite the Husker — you’re making us blush. Please help us share the word about Glow Big Red and 24 Hours of Husker Giving by sharing the images and messages in our Ambassador Toolkit on your Facebook, Twitter and Instagram accounts, or by running up and down your street yelling, “Glow Big Red!” Please watch for cars.