Twenty Four years ago Bob Culver, Jim Eisentrager, and Joe Ruffo, with the help of faculty, including Dan Howard, formed a support group for the School of Art, Art History & Design at UNL. Bob was an alumnus, Jim a professor, and Joe, the chairman of the school.

The group was named MEDICI which is an acronym for "Most Esteemed Donors, Intellects, Colleagues and Individuals." MEDICI was designed to be a friends group that raised money exclusively for the School of Art, Art History & Design. Over the years this group of esteemed donors has raised over $225,000 for the school.


Nancy Childs

Lindsey Clausen

Katherine Cox

Steven DeLair

Mike Echternacht

Jo Ann Emerson

Luann Finke

Tim Frisch

Deb Gokie

Andrea Maack

Pam Manske

Christopher Marks

Tony Merritt

Mark Nelson

Connie Pejsar

Phil Perry

Kathy Plunkett

Jane Stricker

Chris Taylor

Advisory Board

Nancy Heiser

Karen & Richard Vierk

Kathy & Marc LeBaron

Susan Puelz

Heather Schmidt

Lisa & Tom Smith

Thank You to Our Contributing Sponsors

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Finke Gardens & Nursery

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Tim Frisch