Driven by a sense of duty and responsibility.
Called to support progress as much as a program.
Honored to uphold an enduring tradition.

Our goal is to give members of the National Leadership Society a unique, in-depth view of Nebraska Athletics. Your investment in the future is transformational, changing how we attract the brightest students and build championship-caliber programs.

Part of the Team

Launched in 2016, the National Leadership Society is the annual philanthropic giving program in support of Nebraska Athletics. This comprehensive program is designed to connect our most generous investors, creating a network of alumni, friends, family and business partners.

2020 NLS

235 Members

Membership Growth

  • 203
  • 2017
  • 212
  • 2018
  • 216
  • 2019
  • 216
  • 2020
  • 235

Giving Levels

Giving levels start at $25,000 per year, which incorporates donations connected to philanthropic gifts, tickets, parking, premium seating, capital projects and the Devaney Legacy Society. Members are recognized at Bronze, Silver, Gold or Ruby levels and will receive amenities that go beyond tickets, parking and hospitality.

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$25,000-$49,999 annual commitment

  • All Huskers Athletic Fund Benefits +
  • Bronze Lapel Pin & Pendant
  • Invitation to Annual Investors' Meeting
  • Invitation to member exclusive events
  • Donor recognition in Nebraska Football Program

$50,000-$99,999 annual commitment

  • All Bronze Level Benefits
  • Silver Lapel Pin and Pendant
  • Football pregame field access for one home game
  • Invitation to exclusive postseason events

$100,000 or more annual commitment

  • All Bronze & Silver Level 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)

Lifetime athletics giving of $1 Million and above

  • All Bronze, Silver & Gold Level Benefit
  • Ruby Lapel Pin and Pendant
  • Exclusive Ruby Level experience


I already make gifts tied to my seating and parking, do they apply toward the National Leadership Society?

Yes. All annual-based gifts connected to ticketing and parking apply toward your National Leadership Society overall annual pledge. If your annual commitment is less than $25,000 per year, you can make gifts toward student-athlete support to reach the desired giving level associated with the National Leadership Society.

Do I still earn priority points for making additional gifts toward the National Leadership Society?

All gifts received in the current drive year accrue priority points based on the standard three points for every $100 donated. The priority points and lifetime giving will apply for future ticketing and parking moves and additions. You may choose not to receive priority points, which may improve the tax deductibility of your gift.

How long is my commitment and when does it need to be paid in full?

National Leadership Society membership follows the same timelines associated with the Nebraska Athletics Development & Ticketing donation timeline. All gifts tied to tickets and parking are due April 1. Gifts above and beyond the ticketing and parking are due in full by June 30. However, you are welcome to join the society anytime during the giving year cycle. Your membership and associated amenities will run from July 1-June 30 of the fiscal year. This is an annual membership program, so there is no long-term pledge commitment.

*All University of Nebraska Foundation Giving Societies are based upon comprehensive lifetime giving.

Recognition List


Donor Name Location NLS Level