13 when the UNMC student plaza was named on their behalf.
Over the past eight years, the Scotts have made multiple gifts to UNMC, including the lead gifts on new buildings for four UNMC colleges – medicine, nursing, public health and pharmacy. “They couldn’t care less about being in the limelight. “Their incredible philanthropy is based on two key objectives – they love Omaha and Nebraska, and they want them to thrive; and they want a medical center that can provide world-class education, research and patient care to make a difference for Nebraskans and people around the world.” Maurer said the Scotts’ generosity has literally transformed the UNMC campus.
SCOTTS HONORED: University of Nebraska Medical Center Chancellor Harold M. D., at right, announces the naming of the “Ruth and Bill Scott Student Plaza” to the delight of Ruth Scott, her husband Bill Scott, at left, and their son, John Scott, at top back, during the student plaza dedication near the Michael F.
Sorrell Center for Health Science Education at UNMC on Sept. (Photo by Alyssa Schukar/ World-Herald News Service) OMAHA – For all they’ve done to transform the academic campus at the University of Nebraska Medical Center, Omaha philanthropists Ruth and Bill Scott were honored Sept.
“I still love it.” Bill Scott showed his trumpet skills at the ceremony, where a highlight of the event was a five-song set by Scotty and the Grateful Meds.They include a map of the academic campus and a listing of some of the points of interest.In addition, the plaques include a thank you message to Ruth and Bill Scott.At night, he slipped, struck his head and was seriously hurt, including hand and neck injuries and a bruised spinal cord.At the Great Plains Regional Medical Center in North Platte, he was treated by Dr. She asked if he thought, upon first seeing Bill, that he would ever walk again; she said the doctor replied that he wondered whether Bill would live.“But I bounced back.” Ruth recalls Bill eventually saying that he finally could move his middle finger, which meant he could play his beloved trumpet again.He has played since his father bought him a used horn when he was 10.Ruth and Bill Scott met when they were 8 in Ashland, where they grew up.His father ran a grocery store and hers was a farmer.At age 10, Bill carried out her family’s groceries.They began dating in high school, married in 1950 and both graduated from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. National Bank, joined Berkshire Hathaway, Buffett’s holding company, and became a vice president, serving until the early 1990s.