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.
Support 650+ Nebraska student-athletes
Athletics updates and special offers
Priority points (3 pts. per $100 for current year, 1 pt. per $100 for previous years)
Digital pride pack
Annual Adidas offer
Walk-on benefits plus:
Opportunity to purchase donor season parking (with Nebraska Football season tickets)
Blackshirt benefits plus:
Complimentary Lil' Huskers membership
Personal thank you from a student-athlete
Captain benefits plus:
Reserved seating at annual student-athlete recognition banquet, A Night at the Lied
Reserved seating at Hall of Fame induction ceremony
VIP Facility Tours
Director benefits plus:
Priority registration for Nebraska Athletics Golf Classic
Opportunity to request suite tickets for select Baseball, Men's Basketball and Women's Basketball games
Invitation to exclusive event with Nebraska Football
$5,980 annually provided to every student-athlete who meets established academic benchmarks.
Provided to all student athletes for academic and personal use during enrollment at Nebraska.
All student-athletes have access to three meals a day at the Lewis Training Table when open. Meals are free to student-athletes living off campus.
In addition to provided meals, $2,910 annually for Husker Bucks to use at specific food locations when Lewis Training Table is not open.
On-site research and staff dedicated to directly benefit student-athletes' performance, health, safety and welfare.
Pays 100% of costs associated with summer courses, including tuition, fees, room, board, books and transportation expenses. Available for all scholarship athletes for first summer prior to enrollment at Nebraska.
$7,500 scholarship available to all student-athletes who graduate and complete their eligibility at Nebraska. This can be used toward an internship, study abroad experience, graduate school or funding for entrepreneur endeavors.
Six staff members housed in athletics to provide support for student-athletes.
Initiative to educate student-athletes on branding, marketing and financial literacy, among other aspects to help them navigate the changing NIL landscape.
Contributions to the Huskers Athletic Fund can be made by cash, check, eCheck or credit card. The HAF accepts Visa, MasterCard, Discover and American Express. Checks should be made payable to the University of Nebraska Foundation, with student-athlete support denoted in the memo line.
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.
Current donors and new donors making first-time gifts should visit huskers.com/myaccount. Current donors can sign in and click on "manage my donations" or "make a donation" to increase current contributions. First time donors will click "register now" before contributing.
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.
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.
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.
Nebraska Athletics uses priority points to award tickets and seat locations for away games, postseason events, single game ticket purchases, and to assign time slots for improvements of season tickets during Seat Yourself.
Tax reform legislation passed in December of 2017 impacted donations associated with tickets to college athletic events. This includes any gift associated with season tickets or priority points, which are currently not tax-deductible. This information is not intended to provide or should not be relied on for tax, legal or accounting advice. Please consult your tax advisor(s) concerning the application of tax laws to your particular situation.
Yes! If the fund is not associated with tickets/parking, you may decline priority points to improve tax deductibility. Please write this on your donor statement or enter in the comments section when donating online.