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"I give to support the pharmacy school. I wouldn’t be the pharmacist I am today if it weren’t for UConn’s School of Pharmacy."

Jeffrey Lalama
Donor, School of Pharmacy

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"The four most enjoyable years of my life so far have been the ones I spent as an undergrad at UConn. A big part of this had to do with the Honors Program, which exposed me to incredible classmates, supportive and caring professors and an ecosystem that enabled me to dream big."

Paul Millerd '07
Donor, Honors Program

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"The four most enjoyable years of my life so far have been the ones I spent as an undergrad at UConn. A big part of this had to do with the Honors Program, which exposed me to incredible classmates, supportive and caring professors and an ecosystem that enabled me to dream big."

Paul Millerd '07
Donor, Honors Program

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"The UConn brand continues to get stronger every year and I want to do my part to strengthen the brand. I want UConn to be recognized as so much more than a great basketball school."

Jim Sizer '78
Donor, Chemical Engineering Laboratory Renovation Fund

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"My daughter Melissa is a junior at UConn. It's been a pleasure for us to visit often and attend some of the concerts. Over the past three years, we have been consistently impressed with the young talent and have enjoyed each of these events."

Tom D'Albora
Donor, Music Department 

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"I was so grateful for the opportunity to have a world-class clinical education at an affordable price. I am so appreciative of the training I received. I am acutely aware of how rich my education was—especially at this point in my career, as I periodically assist in supervising current MSW grad students."

Melinda Grey Crossman MSW '86
Donor, School of Social Work Dean's Fund

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"My husband and I both graduated from UConn, and our daughter is currently a senior. She has been presented with the opportunity to participate in an activity that will allow her to give back to a community that needs some help."

Susan ’82 and Greg ’81 Main
Donors, Community Outreach Service-Learning Fund

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"My husband and I both graduated from UConn, and our daughter is currently a senior. She has been presented with the opportunity to participate in an activity that will allow her to give back to a community that needs some help."

Susan ’82 and Greg ’81 Main
Donors, Community Outreach Service-Learning Fund

"Both my wife and I, and now our two sons, have received a great education from UConn. We all take great pride in our state university and marvel at the strides it continues to take."

Patrick ’85 and Ann ’06 Wellspeak
Donors, Student Excellence & Scholarship Fund

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"I gave because of the quality of education I received and the commitment of all of the professors in the physics department to the development of their students."

Josh Welch '05
Donor, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences Dean's Fund

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"The university is so intertwined in my life that, at times, it feels like an extension of myself."

Peter Behuniak '71 '73 '81
Donor, Peter Behuniak Sr. Scholarship Fund
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"The Elizabeth Nicholson Memorial Scholarship Fund was founded in memory of my niece Liz Nicholson. She was the most wonderful, beautiful and talented young woman. We helped start the Fund with money that our father left us, and then decided instead of exchanging gifts amongst our siblings each year, we would donate to the fund in hopes of keeping it strong."

Jan Withers
Donor, Elizabeth Nicholson Memorial Scholarship Fund

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"I loved the Honors English classes. They taught me to question everything I believe with rigor—a habit I cherish to this day! I give generously to the places that have inspired me to seek truth!"

Rob Wozniak '94
Donor, Honors Program

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"We give to support the multitude of opportunities that the Division of Student Affairs and the Student Union provide students to develop leadership skills and prepare them for life after UConn."

Dr. Ryan E. Alcantara '97 and Suzanne O'Connor Alcantara '97
Donors, Chuck Morrell "Customer Service" Award Fund

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"I give to support what’s important to a young woman that I enjoyed teaching in her high school days. I am so proud that she has continued to hone these skills and assets and that she has the inner grace and outward drive to follow her considerable talents to help make the world better."

Celeste Markle
Donor, Community Outreach Service-Learning Fund

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"The professors and staff of the EMBA program provided a complete experience to ready me to advance my career. They and the Assistant Dean and Dean continue to be interested in me and my success. That is why UConn, and the School of Business, gets my support."

Janet Grace '97
Donor, The Fund for UConn and
Dean’s MBA Excellence Fund

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"UConn Basketball is family. It has given me life memories and been a major part of my journey. Jim Calhoun has been generous and kind in many ways, and by just doing what he does, taught lessons about hard work, achievement, dealing with loss, and accepting victory with a nod to all that contributed."

AJ Fucile
Donor, Pat and Jim Calhoun Cardiology Center

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"Our scholarship is aimed at supporting the next generation of students who are striving to enter the field through their commitment to UConn's athletic communications. Spending time with Jeff (photo, left), this year's outstanding and enthusiastic recipient, was an affirmation of all that we hoped to achieve."

Mike Soltys '81
Donor, Joseph J. and Elizabeth A. Soltys Scholarship

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"I give to support the program that gave me the knowledge to succeed."

Ketan P Parikh MD '03 and Falguni K. Parikh, MD '03
Donors, Pat and Jim Calhoun Cardiology Center

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"We hope any amount of donations we are able to send will help a future alumnus enjoy the UConn experience as much as my father did."

Jason Olenik, in memory of Norman Olenik '65
Donor, UConn Basketball

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"We're impressed with how UConn has evolved over the years and feel the University will provide a good return on our investment—not only for our daughters but for all who decide to be part of the University community."

Cathy and Bob '87 McMahon
Donors, College of Agriculture and Natural Resources Dean's Fund

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"I have every reason to support UConn for my life! Because of my dedicated professors, math department's actuarial science program, UConn Health Center, international student house, UConn basketball teams, the Dairy Bar… Everything related to UConn brings me peace, joy and success."

Yvonne Chueh '94 PhD '99
Donor, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences Dean's Fund

Investing in Health Careers

From left: Philip Montgomery, Julian Rose and Kitsha Alvarado, and Jeremy Figueroa-Ortiz (right) are among more than 200 graduates of Aetna Health Professions Partnership programs at UConn Health. Gov. Dannel P. Malloy was the keynote speaker at their closing ceremony Aug. 1. Dr. Marja Hurley (right) is director of the Health Career Opportunity Programs at UConn Health. (Janine Gelineau/UConn Health Photo)

For nearly two decades the Aetna Health Professions Partnership Initiative, supported through an endowment by the Aetna Foundation, has offered a variety of enrichment programs for young people, many from populations that are underrepresented in health care fields.

Full article in UConn Today

Next Generation CT

Opportunities for philanthropic support will abound as UConn moves forward with Next Generation Connecticut, the state's $1.7B investment in education and research innovation. 

Golfers Raise Cancer Research Funds

Mentor connection July 2014

More than 100 guests came out to support a good cause and play golf at the championship course at Tumble Brook Country Club in Bloomfield, Conn. for the 2014 UConn Cancer Research Golf Tournament.

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Mentor Connection

Mentor connection July 2014

The Mentor Connection program, which receives strong philanthropic support from a variety of donors, attracts some of the nation’s best and brightest high school students to the Storrs campus each July.

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A Gift for Research

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A New Gift for Cancer Research  
UConn Health receives a $3 million gift from UConn benefactors Carole and Ray Neag.

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SCHOLARSHIP STORIES

Matthew Greenwood Scholarship Story

"I am a senior majoring in physiology and neurobiology as well as molecular and cell biology. I am currently applying to medical school with the hope of one day becoming a surgeon. The scholarship support I received is helping me achieve my dream." 

Matthew Greenwood '15
Recipient,
Anthony E. Wallace and Helen B. Wallace Memorial Scholarship
Lt. Paul L. Drotch Memorial Scholarship

SCHOLARSHIP STORIES

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"As an aspiring music educator, my passion is to become not only the best teacher I can be, but the best musician I can be. This scholarship acknowledged the drive I have for music and supported my goals. I could not be more grateful."

Sophia Koukoulas '16
Recipient,
Edward J.P. O'Connor Scholarship

SCHOLARSHIP STORIES

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"UConn has given me the opportunity to learn, grow, and succeed. I couldn't imagine being at any other university. In order to make the most of my experience, I am involved in several activities: Leadership Legacy Experience, SUBOG, and a new organization I started, the Honors in Business Association."

Quian Callender '16
Recipient,
Ronald and Lucy Meoni Scholarship

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"I'm proud to call myself a Rowe Scholar. My Rowe Scholarship has given me the opportunity to participate in a variety of summer programs at UConn Health, including the Health Disparities Clinical Summer Research Fellowship Program, Summer Research Fellowship Program and, for this summer, the MCAT/DAT Preparatory Program."

Chevaughn Wellington '15
John and Valerie Rowe Health Professions Scholar

SCHOLARSHIP STORIES

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"The best part about my experience at UConn has been the successful athletic environment and the highly regarded academics."

Elaine Chuli '16
Recipient,
Schwartz Family Women's Athletics Scholarship Fund