Author: Jack Kramer

Shari and Michael Cantor Give to UConn to Support Connecticut’s Future

Shari and Michael Cantor have been proud members of the University of Connecticut community, beginning when they attended as undergraduates. Since then, their connection to the university has evolved and deepened, and their ties to UConn are even stronger. Shari, the Deputy Mayor of West Hartford, was recently appointed by Governor Dannel Malloy to UConn’s […]

RELEASE: UConn Alumni Association Votes to Dissolve

Members of the UConn Alumni Association (UCAA) have, by a vote of 1,852 in favor to 555 opposed, approved dissolving the organization and transferring most of its assets to the UConn Foundation in order to strengthen alumni engagement efforts. Approximately 13,000 voting members of the UCAA had until Monday, June 29 to submit their ballots […]

Longtime Accounting Professor Supports Opera at UConn

Rob Hoskin, a retired associate professor of accounting and former associate dean of the School of Business at UConn, talks about the importance of faculty and staff giving in this 2013 video. Giving back to the University of Connecticut is nothing new for Rob and Mary Hoskin. They’ve been doing it for years. The Hoskins’ […]

Children Honor Mother By Funding UConn Scholarship

Clare Bernstein was far from the traditional University of Connecticut student and her two children, also UConn graduates, want to make sure her legacy endures. So Richard Bernstein and Judith Peritz recently established the Clare and Herbert (their father) Bernstein Scholarship Fund to, in Richard Bernstein’s words, “honor the memory of our parents.”

Philanthropy: Helping Students Even After Graduation

The more than 8,200 students who will receive undergraduate and graduate degrees from UConn this weekend face, on average, less debt than college students at other public and private universities. Eighty-three percent of UConn undergraduates receive some form of financial aid and the average student loan debt at UConn is nearly 20 percent lower than […]