2023 Challenge Sponsors

Wear Black, Give Back would not be possible without the leadership of our generous challenge sponsors. A huge thanks to the individuals and organizations below who have helped to make #WearBlackGiveBack a success. Thanks so much to all of our matching donors! It's not too late to become a sponsor! See our sponsorship opportunities page or contact Joel Gehringer at 402-502-4924 or joel.gehringer@nufoundation.org for more information.

Randall Adkins

Political Science Challenge

J. Patrick ('72) and Cynthia Anderson

UNO AFROTC Alumni Chapter Scholarship Challenge

Todd and Gaylene Armstrong

Omaha Men's Soccer Challenge

John Bartle

College of Public Affairs and Community Service Challenge

School of Public Administration Challenge

Melissa Berke

UNO Music Education Challenge

MFA in Writing Match

Dennis Blackman ('74, '75)

College of Business Administration Match

Wiliam and Monica Blizek

Grace Abbott School of Social Work Challenge

Journal of Religion and Film Challenge

Melanie Bloom

College of Arts and Sciences Match

Clifford Buckingham ('68, '79)

The One Fund Stretch Challenge

Rex Cammack ('89)

Department of Geography Challenge

Department of Geology Challenge

Juan Casas and Catherine Huddleston-Casas

Emergency Assistance Challenge

Marissa and Bri Cassidy

The One Fund - Women's Athletics Match

Child Saving Institute

Grace Abbott School of Social Work Match

The Chocolate Season

UNO Faculty and Staff Kickoff Coffee

Clean Eatz

One Fund - Women's Athletics Challenge

Client Resources Inc.

Women in IT Match

Marlina and Dusty Davidson

Maverick Philanthropy Initiative Challenge

Julie Dierberger and Jesi DeWitt

Service Learning Academy Challenge

Kathy Divis ('81)

Department of Marketing Challenge

Yuriko Doku (’05, ’08, ’20) and German Ortiz (’05)

OLLAS Challenge

Brian Dorn

IS&T OASIS Scholarship Challenge

John ('00) and Susie ('01) Dunn

College of Communication, Fine Arts and Media Match

The One Fund Challenge

Susan Eldridge

School of Accounting Match

Doug ('87) and Robin Ewald

School of Accounting Match

Joyce Fitch

KVNO Challenge

Bruce and Pam Friedlander

Samuel Bak Museum: The Learning Center Challenge

Martha Garcia-Murillo

College of IS&T Challenge

IS&T OASIS Scholarship Match

Taylor ('18) and Joel ('23) Gehringer

Collegiate Recovery Community Challenge

Woof Black, Meow Back Challenge

Eric ('03) and Jennifer ('07, '09) Gitt

Omaha Cross Country and Track Challenge

Neal Grandgenett ('83, '86)

College of Education, Health, and Human Sciences Challenge

Ryan ('10, '13, '14) and Belle ('18) Hansen

Student Scholarship Challenge

Phil He ('97)

UNO Faculty and Staff Challenge

Bob ('91) and Kathy ('90) Herrera

CBA Scholarship Challenge

Julia and Adrian ('02, '13) Hernandez

Dundee Bank Employee Match

Michael Hilt ('94)

College of Communication, Fine Arts and Media Challenge

Kelly and Eric Hoak

Omaha Swimming and Diving Challenge

Mitch ('02) & Sonja Hockenbury

Student-Athlete Holistic Support Fund Challenge

Shari Hofschire

UNO Art Gallery Challenge

Bill ('78) and Patty ('75, '80) Johnston

UNO CEHHS Scholarships Challenge

UNO School of Accounting Match

Pat and Carol Kelley

Keith V. Kiernan Foundation

CBA Scholars Academy Challenge

Dan ('97, '99) and Kari Kinsella

School of Accounting Match

Carol Kirchner ('99)

UNO Alumni Association Challenge

Victoria and Joseph Kohout

Office of Hardship and Resiliency Support Challenge

Omaha Women's Golf Challenge

Sue Kopfle ('91)

Student Life and Wellbeing Match

Chase Kratochvil

Military-Connected Resource Center Challenge


Promotional Partner

Joanne Li

Students Helping Students Challenge

Lindsay Corporation

Women in IT Match

Fran Marshall ('83, '89)

Omaha Women's Athletics Challenge

Office of Hardship and Resiliency Support Match

Durango Scavenger Hunt

4,000th Gift Milestone Match

Mark and Shanna ('96) Mathia

Piano Mentoring Program Support Fund Challenge

A.T. Miller

Inclusion Implementation Fund Challenge

Lauren and Matt Miltenberger

3,000th Gift Milestone

Chuck ('93) and Marlo Monico

Omaha Women's Soccer Challenge

Chris Moore

STEM TRAIL Center Challenge

Mike and Sigrid Moylan

Omaha Athletics Challenge

Sara Myers ('04, '07)

Office of Research and Creative Activity Challenge

Hillary Nather-Detisch and John Detisch

Samuel Bak Museum: The Learning Center Match

Dave and Jane Offutt

Omaha Hockey Overtime Challenge

Cathy Pettid

Student Life and Wellbeing Challenge

Vince Percy

Queer Omaha Archives Challenge

Bill and Kellie Pickett

#MavSpirit Challenge

Quantum Workplace

Women in IT Challenge

Don and Karen Reynolds

James and Cheryl Saker Symphonic Wind Ensemble Leadership Scholarship Challenge

Stephanie M. Scott

TRAC Program Challenge

Michael Smith ('08, '23)

Student-Athlete Holistic Wellbeing Challenge

Don and Barb Story

Omaha Hockey Challenge

Omaha Volleyball Challenge

Michelle Trawick

College of Business Administration Challenge

Pat and Suzy Trede Charitable Foundation

UNO CIEF Challenge

Harold and Joan Tu

AAPI Affinity Group Match

The Vlasek Family

Flying Mavs Flight Team Challenge

Miles Waggener

UNO Writer's Workshop Challenge

Connie Wichman and Danni Linneman

Omaha Softball Challenge

Steven Williams

UNO Theatre Challenge

Tami ('03, '09) and Alex Williams

Educational Leadership Challenge

Willie Dogs

Promotional Partner

Mark Wohar

Department of Economics Challenges

Brian Woolfolk

Student Scholarship Match

Maverick Food Pantry Challenge

Project Achieve Challenge

Tracy Wright – President of the Omaha Tennis Association (OTA)

Omaha Men's Tennis Challenge

Omaha Women's Tennis Challenge

Anonymous (in honor of Dr. Bill Wakefield)

School of Criminology and Criminal Justice Challenge


College of Arts and Sciences Cross the Finish Line Scholarship Challenge


UNO Jazz Challenge


School of Music Challenge


UNO Libraries Challenge


Omaha Men's Tennis Challenge 2

UNO Alumni Association

Student Organizations Challenges

UNO Bookstore

Promotional Partner


Media and Promotional Partner