Sponsorship Opportunities for Wear Black, Give Back


What is Wear Black, Give Back?

WEAR BLACK, GIVE BACK is a 24-hour day of giving to the University of Nebraska at Omaha to raise money for scholarships, colleges and programs, student groups and activities, inclusion and wellness, and much more! The day starts at noon on Wednesday, Oct. 28, and lasts through noon on Thursday, Oct. 29. We hope to encourage 1,000 generous donors to make a gift of $5 or more during Wear Black, Give Back by offering challenges sponsored by lead donors. With so many important areas to support at UNO, we hope you will find and donate to the cause that means the most to you.

What your sponsorship supports

Key sponsors are critical in ensuring the success of Wear Black, Give Back by growing awareness for this giving day as well as by helping to secure donor support through challenge funding.

Ultimately, your sponsorship supports the University of Nebraska at Omaha, its students and your future workforce. Sponsors can choose to support dozens of different areas at UNO and that support will, in turn, be leveraged to provide incentives for other donors to get involved and make a difference.

Your support will:

  • increase the visibility of Wear Black, Give Back and UNO;
  • provide awareness of your company and its support of UNO;
  • motivate other donors to get involved and give back to UNO;
  • encourage community-wide engagement with trusted nonprofit organizations; and
  • demonstrate your dedication to the local nonprofit community.


See our current list of challenge donors and sponsors here.


Challenge Sponsor

$250 and up
  • Sponsor a challenge benefitting your cause of choice, i.e., the College of Arts and Sciences Challenge awards $10,000 if the college reaches its donor goal of 200. Or, the 500th Gift Milestone Challenge which awards $500 to the area that received the 500th gift. 
  • Your company name and website link will be added to the challenge you are sponsoring on the givingday.unomaha.edu website.
  • Your logo and company name will be added to a dedicated sponsor page.
  • Your logo and website will be added to the homepage.
  • You'll receive social mentions when your challenge winner is announced. 


Promotional Sponsor

$250 and up
  • Sponsor the day of giving itself with a gift to a specific unit, scholarship support or a general gift that supports Wear Black, Give Back challenges or promotion. For example, your sponsorship could encourage student groups to participate and earn funds for student activities. Or, your sponsorship could promote participation via the #wearblackgiveback hashtag through social media photo and video challenges. 
  • Your company name and website link will be added to the challenge you are sponsoring on the givingday.unomaha.edu website, if applicable.
  • Your logo and company name will be added to a dedicated sponsor page.
  • Your logo and website will be added to the homepage.
  • You'll receive social mentions when your challenge winner is announced. 


Interested?

If you have questions or you'd like to become a sponsor of Wear Black, Give Back, contact:

Joel Gehringer
Director of Annual Campaigns - UNO
University of Nebraska Foundation
402-502-4924
joel.gehringer@nufoundation.org