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Glow Big Red Offers Chance to Support Business Students, Programs

Annual 24-Hour Fundraiser Opens February 15 With Early Giving Available
Glow Big Red Offers Chance to Support Business Students, Programs
Glow Big Red, the university's annual 24-hour day of giving, will be held February 15-16 to help raise money for scholarships, programs, faculty and student research and more.

The University of Nebraska-Lincoln kicks off their annual 24-hours of giving event called Glow Big Red at noon February 15 and ending at noon February 16. During those hours, students, alumni, faculty, staff and the Husker community come together to support scholarships, colleges and programs, student groups and activities, inclusion, wellness and other important causes.

"Now an honored Husker tradition, Glow Big Red makes a direct impact on the people and programs of the College of Business. It's a great way to give back to a program that helped shape who you are," said Kathy Farrell, James Jr. and Susan Stuart Endowed Dean and professor of finance. "Our Nebraska Business community can build momentum for the event by making an early gift of any size to one of the College of Business funds starting January 17. Many funds have matching gifts or additional donations to unlock based on the number of gifts made."

Liying Wang, assistant professor of finance, makes her donation at last year's Glow Big Red college kickoff event.
Liying Wang, associate professor of finance, makes her donation at last year's Glow Big Red college kickoff event for faculty, staff and students.

College of Business supporters can choose from 11 funds to give to during the event. Each impacts students, whether in the form of scholarships, hands-on learning experiences or program development. Gifts totaling $60 or more receive a free Nebraska reversible bucket hat.

"Donations to the College of Business Student Scholarships Fund or to the N Business Start Something Fund provide much-needed general support to college programs, allowing us to meet priority needs and makes a big impact on our students," said Farrell.

This year’s goal is 5,000 gifts across the university to celebrate five years of Glow Big Red, which started in 2019 in recognition of the university's 150th anniversary. Last year, the Nebraska Business community raised $51,200 with 357 gifts.

Information about Glow Big Red, including a kickoff video, options for giving and tracking the event’s progress can be found at

Give, Share and Glow to Get Involved
You can get involved in these three ways:

GIVE: Find your favorite area to support and give. Those who contribute $60 or more will receive a Nebraska reversible bucket hat as a thank you gift. Hats will be sent three to five weeks after the event.

SHARE: Use the hashtag #GlowBigRed to show your support on social media and follow this link to share your Glow Big Red story.

You can get a jumpstart on this involvement, including making your gift as early as January 17, a month before Glow Big Red.

GLOW: Make your room, home or business glow to let your Husker pride shine!

Glow All In on Social Media
Join Husker Nation February 15–16 at Help share the excitement online by using #GlowBigRed to share why you “Glow All In.”

Published: January 10, 2023