The Nebraska State Historical Society Foundation relies on generous gifts from donors to support our ongoing mission of preserving the lessons and wisdom of Nebraska’s past. By making the foundation a part of your annual charitable giving plans, you are ensuring the history of our great state will be passed down to future generations.

Gifts of all amounts are welcomed and appreciated. We have several giving levels, and each includes special benefits as a thank-you for your donation:

Homesteader – Up to $99

  • Recognition in our Annual Report and newsletter
  • Copy of newsletter

Click to donate at the Homesteader level.

Pioneer – $100-$499

  • All Homesteader benefits, plus…
  • A very special annual thank you gift

Click to donate at the Pioneer level.

Pathfinder – $500-$999

  • All Pioneer benefits, plus…
  • Invitation to Foundation special events

Click to donate at the Pathfinder level.

Trailblazer – $1,000-$4,999

  • All Pathfinder benefits, plus…
  • Invitation to VIP reception at the Annual Meeting

Click to donate at the Trailblazer level.

Plainsman – $5,000-$14,999

  • All Trailblazer benefits plus…
  • Name recognition on our website and at all Foundation special events

Click to donate at the Plainsman level.

150 Fund Member – $15,000 or more (May be pledged over five years.)

  • All Plainsman benefits, plus…
  • Recognition as a 150 Fund member, in a permanent exhibit at the Nebraska History Museum and/or other historic sites
  • To become a 150 fund member, please contact Tony Dworak at or 402-314-4848

To provide an annual gift, please make your check payable to the NSHS Foundation. Mail to 128 North 13th Street #1010, Lincoln, NE, 68508. You may also donate online with credit or debit card: