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Jeff Schmahl Memorial Scholarship

Organized by: Zachary Schmahl

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THE STORY:

This page serves to raise funds for the Jeff Schmahl Memorial Scholarship, which will be awarded anually to a distinguished HuskerVision student in his memory.

Jeff led an incredible career in collegiate athletics, breaking boundaries and setting records everywhere he went. Huskervision was just one of these legacies he left behind, which paved the way as the first collegieate in-stadium game presentation broadcast production facilities in the world, setting a new standard for big-screen entertainment in stadiums across the country. While he had so many accomplishments in his 58 years of life, one of Jeff's biggest accomplishments was in the success of his students.

Jeff appreciated people who wanted to do things as well as they could and his enthusiasm was able to attract talented students that he would mentor in all facets of marketing, video production and broadcasting. Many of those same students have gone on to successful careers that would not have been open to them without the experience they gained with HuskerVision and Jeff Schmahl’s guidance. 

After his passing last week, we have been flooded by all the letters and messages we have received from so many people who were inspired and impacted by him - in particular from his former students, sharing their stories about him and his importance in their development and the difference he made in their lives.

Because of this, we have decided that the best way to continue this impact was by instituting the Jeff Schmahl Memorial Scholarship to be awarded to a distinguished HuskerVision student each year in his memory. We are asking our friends, family and those impacted by Jeff's life to help us raise money to fund the endowed scholarship. We realize that our goal seems high, but an endownment scholarship requires you to raise 30x the yearly amount granted. In order to fund for years to come with the interest that it will earn, we are asking for $30,000 to create a yearly scholarship of $1,000. Any dollar raised over $30k will only add value and strength to the scholarship.

Thank you for all your love and support. My dad would be so humbled knowing how much of a difference he made in everyone's lives. It certainly has humbled us.

Sincerely,

Zach and Maria Schmahl

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To This Fundraiser

$16,350

 

109% Raised of $15,000 Goal

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  • Mark Foster

    $100

  • Rick Sullivan and Lisa Petty

     

  • Carl and Sue Chaney, Husker season ticket holders

    $100

  • Pat DiBiase

    $100

  • Ashley GK

     

  • Lance Schwartz

     

  • Brock Raum

    $50

  • Michael Stephens Family

     

  • Tyler Bassinger

    $50

  • The Uprising

    $100

  • Bruston, Jeff, Matt, Jared, Wesley, Josh, & Todd

    $1,000

  • Anonymous

    $150

  • Rex Seline

    $100

  • Anna Barton

    $100

  • Larry Sock

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • "Giff" - HV 1998 - 2001

    $100

  • Nelia Zamora & Aida Garcia

    $100

  • Dave & Angie Drevo

    $50

  • Les Clifton

    $500

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Bill & Marilyn Byrne

    $500

  • Jerry and Kay Cox

    $250

  • Mike and Linda Verzal

    $50

  • Phillip and Donna Garrett

    $500

  • Janet and Casey C.

    $25

  • Dan and Renee Kopf

    $25

  • Butch and Caroline Hug

     

  • Jack & Kathy Shultz

    $100

  • Kay Dowd - HV 1997 - 1999

     

  • Barry Bruner

    $50

  • Terry and Anne Pettit

    $200

  • Randy and Carin Borg

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $200

  • Bob & Jane Slezak

    $300

  • Sonja & Neal Adams

    $250

  • Bobbi Zapp Ullman, HV 1997-2000

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Bob, Steve and Kevin/Aggie Tennis

    $300

  • Ron & Ruth Blatchley

    $100

  • Arno & Barbara Krebs

    $100

  • Robin Krapfl

    $100

  • Tom & Debbie Beam

    $200

  • Don Taute

    $100

  • Robert, Oren and Andy

    $500

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • The Young Family Andrew (HV 1996-99, 2002-04) & Family, John & Sara

    $250

  • Mike & Margene O'Shea

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Ken, Deb and Parker Siemek

    $150

  • Brooke Johnson HV 200-2003

    $100

  • Russ & Sheree Giesenhagen

    $100

  • Mike and Paula Hodges

    $250

  • Diane Gonzolas and Sig Garnett

    $50

  • Kevin & Karen Schmahl

    $100

  • Dr. Chip Carmichael

    $250

  • Anne Glauber and David Cummins

    $100

  • Brandon and Beth Meier

    $200

  • Celebration of Life Donations

    $3,880

  • Anonymous

     

  • Alan and Diane Beyke

    $75

  • Betsy and Randy Hester

    $100

  • Dan and Diane Korus

    $100

  • Inspired by Jeff

     

  • Mark Woita

    $250

  • Ned KIrklin

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $1,000

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Zachary Schmahl

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Donor Comments

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $1,000

11 months ago

Ned KIrklin

Ned KIrklin

DONATION: $100

Inspired by the Last Train 1 year ago

Mark Woita

Mark Woita

DONATION: $250

2 years ago

Inspired by Jeff

Inspired by Jeff

Maria and Zach. I only met Maria once, but was inspired by Jeff since meeting in 2005. I'm at Texas A&M and am very verklempt watching the organization that he founded, nurtured, and built. I am so proud to be working with this group based on Jeff's vision. 2 years ago

Dan and Diane Korus

Dan and Diane Korus

DONATION: $100

2 years ago

Betsy and Randy Hester

Betsy and Randy Hester

DONATION: $100

2 years ago

Alan and Diane Beyke

Alan and Diane Beyke

DONATION: $75

2 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

2 years ago

Celebration of Life Donations

Celebration of Life Donations

DONATION: $3,880

2 years ago

Brandon and Beth Meier

Brandon and Beth Meier

DONATION: $200

2 years ago

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