Established in 2016 with a gift from Robert and Karla Baltzell and a matching contribution from the Robert B. Daugherty Water for Food Global Institute, the Robert and Karla Baltzell Student Innovator Fund aims to provide research support to students studying critical questions at the intersection of water and livestock, animal feed and/or crops. Robert and Karla Baltzell Student Innovator Fund
Mr. Ivanhoe’s daughter and chair of the Ivanhoe Foundation, Cheryl Ivanhoe Townsend, presented a $355,000 gift to the University of Nebraska Foundation to establish fellowships and research assistance for international graduate students pursuing careers in water management to improve water and food security in developing countries. Ivanhoe Foundation
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Ways to be Involved
In Nebraska, we are fortunate to have one of the most progressive and prosperous agricultural systems in the world thanks to our abundant natural resources, the ingenuity and hard work of our farmers, the good stewardship of our water governance districts and the research leadership of the University of Nebraska. Since 2010, the Daugherty Water for Food Global Institute has harnessed these valuable resources to work toward a water and food secure future for our world. Through research and policy development, education and communication, the institute is enhancing knowledge, fostering future water and food security leaders and improving practices and technology to sustainably manage water and increase food security.
Many people share the institute’s dedication to this mission and want to support its efforts through financial contributions and advocacy. We encourage friends of the institute to become longterm partners, staying informed through our email newsletter and social media updates. Our donors are making a visible impact by supporting students with scholarships, donating to the Faculty Fellows Fund or contributing to specific areas of research. There are many ways you can be a part of feeding our world and preserving our freshwater resources with the institute: