Our Funds

We manage two funds administered by the UNL Foundation.

  1. The JACK R. SNIDER BAND ALUMNI ASSOCIATION FUND, was previously known as the Band Alumni Trust Fund and was effective October 1, 1979 to benefit the “bands of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln” in any such way designated by the “Association.” (The Association is all of us, but is represented by your elected Executive Board.) New to the Fund as of July 2015 (with the renaming to the Jack R. Snider Band Alumni Association Fund) are scholarships for marching band members. It is designated that 75% of those scholarships go towards non-music education majors and 25% to music education majors. The Association will consult with the directors of the band and will be able to grant scholarships to deserving individuals, as well as recruit for sections that need to be filled.
  2. The DONALD A. LENTZ MEMORIAL FUND, effective September 22, 1988, is to be used to commission new works for the UNL concert bands and to fund the appearance of guest artists with the UNL concert bands.
Don Lentz

Don Lentz

Jack R. Snider

Jack R. Snider

If you are in a position to do so, please consider a tax deductible donation to one or both of the Funds.

The Jack R. Snider Band Alumni Association Fund is dedicated to benefit the bands of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln in any way designated by the Band Alumni Association. Services the BAA provides the band through this fund include: donations for the band banquet, TGIO event, nail bags for band camp, hosting the Highlights concert reception, drill writing software for the directors, and so much more! A small percentage goes towards our operating costs which includes our website and maintenance and Post Office Box fees. All of our board members and officers are volunteers.

The Donald A. Lentz Fund is used to commission new works for the UNL Bands and fund the appearance of guest artists with the UNL Bands. It is currently used by the School of Music to enhance the educational experiences of band students.

Create a UNL Alumni Band Legacy

A gift made through your will or trust is an easy way to leave a lasting legacy for future students of UNL Bands.  To designate your bequest in support of one of the UNL Alumni Band Association funds, use this wording:

the University of Nebraska Foundation, a Nebraska nonprofit corporation, for use in the Jack R. Snider Band Alumni Association Fund.

Or

the University of Nebraska Foundation, a Nebraska nonprofit corporation, for use in the Donald L. Lentz Memorial Band Fund

For more information about planned gifts, contact a member of the Gift Planning team at the University of Nebraska Foundation at 800-432-3216 or giftplanning@nufoundation.org. 

Matching Funds

Your employer may be willing to double your contribution. Check with your employer to see if such a plan is available to you. You may contribute to one or both of these funds by checking the appropriate box on the Membership Application and Renewal Form.