The Nexus of Partnership
This is a unique time in the history of Nebraska and for Northeast Community College.
We’re at a pivotal moment in history. The demand for a skilled workforce throughout the region, especially in rural communities, has never been greater.
Investing in the Agriculture & Water Center of Excellence will help ensure that Northeast Community College continues to be responsive to the ever-changing needs of agriculture, its communities, and businesses. Help create a sustainable future by investing in the Nexus.
Any gift, no matter the size, can make a difference.
Private donations are essential for the long-term success of Northeast students and the region they serve. As a result, the College is seeking partners to help make this project a reality. Contributions can be made in the form of outright gifts, five-year pledges, and planned estate gifts.
Please make checks payable to:
Northeast Community College Foundation
801 E. Benjamin Ave
P.O. Box 469
Norfolk, NE 68702-0469
As harvest gets underway, Northeast Community College is asking you to consider this “crop” of young people who help sustain rural communities, especially those directly linked to agriculture.
We invite you to partner with us to help grow the next crop of producers and agribusiness employees through the Nexus campaign for the Agriculture and Water Center of Excellence at Northeast Community College.
Northeast has many opportunities available for individuals, families and businesses who may be interested in naming opportunities at the College, whether it is a designated facility or space, or a non-physical asset such as a faculty or program endowment or a speaker series.
Gifts to the Nexus campaign may be made over a five-year period. All combinations of gifts, pledges and irrevocable deferred gift arrangements are acceptable forms of philanthropy to support naming commitments.
- The Agriculture & Water Center of Excellence
- The College Farm – Reserved
- Innovation & Demonstration Center*
- Agriculture Classroom Building*
- Chuck M. Pohlman Arena
- Veterinary Technology Building
- Endowed Faculty Position
- Precision/Mechanized Agriculture Building
- Agriculture Education Large Lecture Hall*
- Large Animal Handling Facility
- Agriculture Arena Lobby
- Endowed Speaker Series
- Loop Road
- Companion Animal Suites
- Outdoor Plaza and Drop Off – Reserved
- Farm Operations Building
- Veterinary Technology Surgical Suites
- Veterinary Technology Reception Area
- Veterinary Technology Labs (3)
- Soil Science Labs (2)*
- Water Science Lab*
- Horticulture Lab*
- Precision/Mechanized Agriculture Lab
- Agriculture Education Computer Labs (3)
- Central Courtyard
- Agriculture Education Lobby*
- Veterinary Technology Building Classrooms (3)
- Agriculture Education Classrooms (11)*
- Greenhouse Classroom*
- Precision Agriculture Classrooms (2)
- Commodities Storage
- Livestock Processing Barn
- Calving Barn
- Hay Barn
- Cattle Pens (3)
- Sheep Pen
- Hog Pen
- Horse Shelter
Donor Wall Recognition by Gift Level
Gifts of $500 and more will be acknowledged on a donor recognition display at the Center. Additional naming opportunities for gifts of $50,000 or above will also be available. All gifts will be recognized in our Donor Listing at the end of the campaign.
- $250,000 +
- $100,000 – $249,999
- $50,000 – $99,999
- $25,000 – $49,999
- $10,000 – $24,999
- $5,000 – $9,999
- $2,500 – $4,999
- $1,000- $2,499
- $500 – $999
*Denotes Phase II Projects
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The initial architect estimate is $45-$50 million. The drawings are very conceptual in nature, and reflect allowances for such things as architectural and engineering fees, facility furnishings, technology and equipment, and site infrastructure. It also includes a contingency to incorporate unexpected costs.
How Will the Agriculture & Water Center of Excellence be Funded?
Northeast does not plan on requesting any increase in property taxes as of a result of this project. The College plans to contribute $10 million from funds saved and reserved for phase one of this project. The remaining funds needed to construct the facilities will be raised primarily through private contributions.
What is the Current Property Tax Levy for Northeast Community College in the 20-County Area?
The current Northeast Community College tax levy is 9.1 cents per hundred dollars of valuation (including the capital fund), well below the maximum allowed of 11.25 cents. As the valuations have increased, the College has reduced the levy request for the last four consecutive years.
How Does this Proposal Complement University Research?
A vast majority of Northeast Ag students (82%) go directly back to the farm and ranch or into the workforce supporting production agriculture after graduation. Northeast is primarily focused on applied research as a method of experiential, hands-on learning, engaging students and encouraging them to think critically, solve problems and adopt new approaches. These skill sets are needed by all students in agriculture, not just at the baccalaureate level and beyond.
The Nebraska Legislature included applied research as one of four tenets for community colleges when the system was formed in the early 1970’s. Northeast has strong transfer agreements with the state’s university in agriculture and has also partnered with university and extension personnel on College farm research.