The alumnus who recently donated $8 million to the University of Nebraska-Lincoln has died.
Glenn Korff graduated from UNL in 1965. His donation, announced last week, will create a permanently endowed fund in the School of Music to benefit students, faculty and programs.
Chancellor Harvey Perlman said on Twitter Wednesday night: “His legacy will be a great music school.’’
As a result of the donation, the music school will be renamed the Glenn Korff School of Music. Perlman has said the endowment will generate about $500,000 annually.
A Hebron, Neb., native, Korff lived in Boulder, Colo. He served as a trustee of the University of Nebraska Foundation.
He and his brother, Ken Korff, recently donated to the UNL College of Business Administration’s new building initiative in honor of their father, Paul Korff. The family also has supported scholarships.
Earlier this year, Glenn Korff gave $2 million to help the Centennial Mall renovation project in Lincoln reach its $9.6 million campaign goal.
Glenn Korff who just endowed the school of music died today. Very sad. His legacy will be a great music school.— Harvey Perlman (@Harvey_Perlman) August 28, 2013