LINCOLN—Hudl continues to invest in its backyard. After recently opening its new Omaha office—to pair with its Lincoln headquarters—the sports video company has gifted $500,000 to the University of Nebraska–Lincoln’s Raikes School of Computer Science and Management.
The Hudl Scholarship Fund—the single-largest donation set aside for the program—is a permanently endowed fund that will provide annual scholarships to students within the Raikes School. The company’s three co-founders, David Graff, Brian Kaiser and John Wirtz, all attended and met at the school.
“The Raikes School and the University of Nebraska have played a key role in Hudl’s success, and we’re honored to support the program,” said Graff, Hudl’s CEO. “The need for cross-disciplinary students who have a strong base in technology is more crucial now than any other time in our history.”
Hudl employs 25 Raikes alumni and provides work experience for 13 interns brought in from the program. The gift supports the university’s “Campaign for Nebraska: Unlimited Possibilities” initiative, meant to increase support for student scholarships and information technology education. The Campaign has raised more than $1.5 billion so far.