LINCOLN, Neb. -- Glenn Korff is a name you might be familiar with -- the Glenn Korff School of Music at UNL, a major donor for the Centennial Mall, and much more.
Korff was born in Hebron, Nebraska in 1943. He graduated from UNL in 1965 and went on to have a very successful career in finance.
On August 20, 2013, Korff donated $8 million to UNL's School of Music. Just one week later, on August 27, 2013, Korff died in Colorado.
Before his death, Korff is quoted as saying, "I am honored to be able to make this contribution in order to provide future programs that will enlighten and entertain families and generations of Nebraskans for years to come."
One year after his donation to the School of Music, Korff's estate gave a $4 million gift to The Lied Center for Performing Arts.
The money was used to form the Glenn Korff Broadway Endowment at the University of Nebraska Foundation and the Glenn Korff Broadway Series.
"We're most grateful for Glenn's remarkable generosity, and the university is honored to forever recognize his legacy to enrich the human spirit through the arts," said UNL Chancellor Harvey Perlman at the time of the donation.
The 2015-2016 Glenn Korff Broadway Series included "Joseph," "A Gentleman's Guide to Love & Murder," "Flashdance the Musical," "Riverdance," and "Annie."
The 2016-2017 Glenn Korff Broadway Series included, "Once," Rogers + Hammerstein's "Cinderella," "Into The Woods," "Mamma Mia," "Defying Gravity," and "Matilda the Musical."
"While there's a lot of focus on things that happen on stage, we do a lot of work in the classroom educating kids and inspiring children," said Bill Stephan, Executive Director of the Lied Center.
Last year, the creator of "Gentlemen's Guide to Love and Murder" worked with students. Next year, so will some of the artists behind "Matilda."
"This year, last year, and forever. His legacy is going to touch lives forever and bring these wonderful moments of joy to families and people of all ages," said Stephan.
Tickets to the Broadway Series shows are on sale. You can buy tickets by visiting the Lied Ticket Office at 301 N 12th Street, by calling 402-472-4747 or by clicking the link to the Lied Center's website.