Our Moment (May 2010)

Scholarship Recipient Turns Scholar, Then Donor
2010-04-enewsletter-rowe.jpgDr. Jack Rowe has had many titles: professor at Harvard and Columbia, CEO and chairman of Aetna, CEO of Mount Sinai Medical Center, chair of the UConn board, and one that actually came first: scholarship student.

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Retired Faculty Returns 30 Years of Benefits as a Gift
2010-04-enewsletter-lof.jpgIn WWII, an MIT computer was used to calculate trajectories for naval cannons. John Lof was one of the graduate students who worked on it, and when he followed a colleague to UConn, he brought newfound expertise with him.

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SimplexGrinnell Supports Engineering, Business
2010-04-enewsletter-simplex.jpgA $140,000 corporate gift from SimplexGrinnell will provide scholarships to engineering and business students. The gift also will support the senior design project program at the School of Engineering.

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Gratitude Drives an Inventive Mind to Give a Helping Hand
2010-04-enewsletter-pagano.jpgOver the years, frequent donor Dominick Pagano has hired many UConn graduates who became skilled in handling high-speed computers by working on his sponsored research grants.

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Fund Created for Stringer Institute for Heat Stroke Prevention
2010-04-enewsletter-stringer.jpgWith financial support from the NFL and Gatorade, the new Korey Stringer Institute for heat illness prevention at the Neag School of Education will provide Stringer with a new legacy.

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First "White Coat" Gala Raises $450,000 for Health Center
2010-04-enewsletter-gala2.jpgThe inaugural White Coat Gala was held on April 10. The event was attended by nearly 500 people and grossed more than $450,000 for the Health Center.

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Young Alum Pays Back Scholarship In Full
2010-04-enewsletter-bolt.jpgFor nursing alumna Lindsay Bolt ’04, the decision to give back to UConn was personal, based on a long-running friendly relationship with the donor who helped fund her own education. Over several years, Bolt managed to repay the scholarship in full.

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Supporting the World of Numbers
2010-04-enewsletter-wininger.jpgBy nearly any measure, the Winingers are a UConn family. Twins William and Michael graduated in 2004. Their older brother, Matthew Wininger ’00, has become an active young alumni donor and advocate for the actuarial science program.

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Engineering Alum Supports Nontraditional Careers with Giving
2010-04-enewsletter-harrison.jpgScott Harrison '99 was never the typical engineering student at UConn, he says, but credits the education he received with his later success in sales and marketing in the business world. Today, he's giving back so others have the same opportunities.

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UConn Ties Run Deep in Business, Giving
2010-04-enewsletter-hughes.jpgUConn connections run deep for the Hughes family, something that has carried through to their growing family business, TopCoder, and now also in their philanthropic support for the UConn School of Business and programs for disabled veterans.

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A Mother's Wish Becomes Her Son's Gift
2010-04-enewsletter-campion.jpgPatrick Campion '83 worked his way through UConn, flipping hamburgers in the Student Union, as an RA and as an assistant in the CLAS dean's office. Now CEO of the US Private Bank at HSBC in Manhattan, Campion knows the importance of giving back.

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Economic Development Spurs Lawyer and Engineer
2010-04-enewsletter-cantor.jpgMichael Cantor '80 '83 is a booster for economic development. He serves on state and University boards promoting it. He has expanded his own law firm. And he is committed to the education of innovative UConn students.

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Football Lessons Lead to Business Success
2010-04-enewsletter-murphy.jpgJustin Murphy '89 was good at blocking defenders when he played UConn football in the 1980s. He has found those same skills useful surviving hard hits to the financial markets.

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Gift in Memory of Wife Ensures a Legacy of Caring
2010-04-enewsletter-scalora.jpgAs a professor of art and the past director of the Benton Museum, Salvatore Scalora '71 has seen the power of philanthropy. Today, he and his family personify it in their tribute to his late wife, Mary Scalora '80 '92.

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Lifetime of Giving Back for her Education
2010-04-enewsletter-watkins.jpgWendy Reeves Watkins '74 joined the Foundation's Board of Directors in October 2009. However, she's been supporting UConn since she graduated, as a way of saying thanks for a career that brought her to the top of accounting and banking.

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A Chance Meeting, a Happy Marriage, a Lasting Legacy
2010-04-enewsletter-juros.jpgTom Juros wanted to memorialize his beloved wife in the most compelling way possible. He pledged a gift to create two scholarships at UConn, in the Neag School of Education and the School of Engineering.

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Alumnus Gives a Gift of Global Travel
2010-04-enewsletter-sussman.jpgStan Sussman '61, owner of a 2008 UConn Connecticut Family Business of the Year, has made a $100,000 bequest to create a scholarship fund, with preference given to students qualifying for the international student educational travel program.

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