When the UConn Foundation announced its $150 million student-support fundraising initiative this past year, former UConn President Harry Hartley’s longstanding sense of devotion to the University prompted him to lead the charge. Through a planned bequest, Hartley has designated a gift of $250,000 in support of undergraduate and graduate scholarships specifically for students in UConn’s Neag School of Education. The gift will be made in his name and in that of his wife, Dianne.
“My parents were both teachers, so I’ve always seen the value of education,” Hartley says. “And if we can turn out better teachers, better administrators, counselors, et cetera, I think it’s a net benefit to the state of Connecticut and to the country.”