Your Gifts in Action

Thanks to the support of generous alumni, parents and friends, Nebraska Wesleyan can continue providing students one-of-a-kind liberal arts experiences in a community that cares about their success. No matter who you are or what you’re passionate about, there’s a way for you to make a positive impact at NWU. 


Giving for Future Possibilities

“Giving Day and philanthropy are important to me because it is a chance to help ensure that future students are able to have some of the amazing and life-changing experiences that I have had at NWU.” – Trevor Linn (’23)

Poet and Professor: William C. Kloefkorn's NWU Legacy beyond Literature

“Old Main stands steady as a good heart’s beat

its red brick stout with ivy,

its doors beckoning

to each of the four immense directions”

The Tools to Thrive

Since the Fall of 2013, Communications Studies Professor Dr. Karla Jensen has assisted NWU’s core mission of transformative learning through a novel approach to student support. Dr. Jensen recognizes today’s students’ heightened anxiety and uncertainty and seeks to provide students with a toolkit that will enable them to overcome challenges of any size.

On With the Show!

A career in the performing arts requires confidence, experience and the courage to withstand rejection. Yet the glow of the spotlight draws a brave few, full of heart and passion, to the stage. Merrill Mitchell ’22 counts herself among the chosen.

'Border Kid' on the Plains

At Nebraska Wesleyan University, community members share the essential value of creating an environment where all can belong and thrive. Students and professors on campus actively work toward creating an inclusive environment where everyone is welcome. Assistant Professor of Spanish Dr.

Building, Leading and Serving

Nebraska Wesleyan is proud of our commitment to educating leaders who will make the world a better place, and it all starts in the classroom. In Communication Studies Professor Dr. Karla Jensen’s research methods class, students spend a whole semester engaged with a non-profit to study and grow their internal communication processes.

When Players Coach

The NWU men’s soccer team is winning on and off the field as the players work to foster a culture of serving the Lincoln community. Twelve current NWU soccer players, almost 50% of the team, are working or volunteering as high school soccer coaches, referees and facilitators of after-school programs.

Internationalizing NWU

Studying abroad at NWU has opened me to a world of opportunities. I am fortunate to have been awarded a place on the British Council Study USA program to spend a full academic year studying business in the United States.

Celebrating Philanthropy at NWU

As students made last-minute adjustments to their semester-long research projects for the research symposium, crammed for finals and planned life after graduation, Nebraska Wesleyan held its first-annual Philanthropy Week April 19-22 to celebrate all the good our students do on campus, in the Lincoln community and around the world.

A Great Place to Grow

When did you last stop—really stop—to admire a tree? Today, the 150th annual celebration of Arbor Day, would be a great day to start.

Making a Difference Together

Service and philanthropic involvement are core to the Nebraska Wesleyan community. NWU defines itself as a learning community whose members respect the dignity and worth of all members of the university and who seek opportunities to serve the wider human community.