UConn Alum Gives Back To Hartford (Hartford Courant)

John Kim '87 (BUS), President of New York Life Insurance Co.
John Kim ’87 (BUS), President of New York Life Insurance Co. and former chair of the UConn Foundation Board of Directors.

John Kim hasn’t forgotten the generosity that helped bring him to the United States from South Korea decades ago. And he’s returning it in a big way.

Kim, president of New York Life Insurance Co., have donated $1 million to help students from Hartford attend UConn School of Business, where he received his master’s degree in business administration nearly 30 years ago.

“If it wasn’t for a family who sponsored us, my family could not have come to the United States,” Kim said. “We never forgot about that. This is our way of paying it forward.”