Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Was NU foundation, which manages a $1.9 billion endowment, paying for antigay coach's car when he went Omaha to lobby against LGBT law?

2011 GMC Terrain
The University of Nebraska has a $1.9 billion endowment, managed by the University of Nebraska Foundation, which provides vehicles and club memberships to a number of selected NU employees.
     The private foundation subsidizes the vehicles of more than 80 NU employees, mostly through leases.
     Common Cause of Nebraska issued a report about the whole thing and thinks there should be more public disclosure.
     Deena Winter of Nebraska Watchdog wrote about it here. The World-Herald added: "...the bulk of the perks go to coaches at Lincoln or University of Nebraska at Omaha. Salary records show that more than half of the employees getting the perks make six figures or more."
     The free ride of Ron Brown, who famously went to Omaha to lecture the City Council about its judgement in adopting a LGBT antibias ordinance, is now a 2011 GMC Terrain, shown above, with an invoice of $23,275. Brown is paid $254,800 per year.
     Butch Hug (what a name!), the Associate Athletic Director for Facilities and Event Management, gets to drive a 2011 Ford Flex, AKSARBENT's favorite station wagon of all time. It's the one all the Desperate Housewives piled into for their road trip to deliver Edie's ashes to her son. We want.
Interior, 2011 Ford Flex Titanium

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