A bolder, brighter tomorrow

A bolder, brighter tomorrow

Our Tomorrow: The Campaign for UNI began with a question: what does the world need from us tomorrow?

Campus challenged alumni and friends to make historic investments in the people, programs and places that define the UNI experience. Undaunted, the Panther family met the moment. The $250 million fundraising goal put forth at the beginning of the campaign has been surpassed two and a half years early.

More than a number, $250 million is fueling a bold future for UNI that is already taking shape in inspiring ways: campus spaces receiving significant upgrades, academic programs reaching new heights and students achieving beyond what they thought possible.

Already more than 28,000 (and counting!) alumni and friends have said yes to Our Tomorrow. Your overwhelming support has challenged the university to dig deeper and envision the needs of campus 10, 20 and 50 years from now.

To make that future possible, the UNI Foundation has identified a stretch goal of $300 million by 2026 to fund campus priorities. From additional support for student scholarships to launching our nursing program and creating a new home for Panther Wrestling, the initiatives here are essential to building the UNI tomorrow needs.

Your Impact

The quiet phase of Our Tomorrow began in 2018, followed by a public launch in 2022. Your gifts have touched every facet of campus with historic investments in the students, programs, faculty, staff and spaces that define the UNI experience.

  • $67.5M for scholarships

  • $89M for academic programs 
    & faculty support

  • $37.5M for athletics facilities 
    & programs

  • 424 new scholarships & 253 new endowments

  • 28,000 unique donors

  • 40% of donors are first-time 
    donors to UNI


Our path to $300 million

As we ride the momentum together to 2026, join us in reaching these stretch goals to strengthen our campus for generations to come. Here’s how we’ll focus the last two and half years of the Our Tomorrow campaign:

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Student access and success

  • Raise $75 million in scholarship support
  • Raise $1.5 million for the Student Emergency Fund, Panther Pantry and Panther Completion Grant
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Engaged learning

  • Double resources for student professional readiness, undergraduate research opportunities, student service learning and community engagement with $4 million
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Academic programs and faculty

  • Launch UNI’s new nursing BSN with $3.5 million
  • Raise an additional $10 million to support faculty and academic program growth
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Iconic spaces

  • Complete fundraising for the Gallagher Bluedorn Performing Arts Center
  • Create a new home for Panther Wrestling
  • Complete fundraising for phase 1 of 
    the UNI-Dome
  • Build a new practice facility to house UNI's court sports pending Board of Regents approval
a bolder, brighter tomorrow

Create a brighter tomorrow.

Join us in creating a bolder and brighter tomorrow for UNI and the generations of Panthers to come. To learn more and make your gift, visit ourtomorrow.uni.edu.