Close to Home is part of the annual fundraising campaign that provides UConn’s faculty and staff an opportunity to make a gift to the University in a personally meaningful way. The Close to Home committee is Co-Chaired by two distinguished and respected members of UConn’s faculty and staff, Jennifer Person (Payroll, above right) and Rob Hoskin (Accounting, above lef). The committee consists of members from UConn’s faculty and staff who believe in the importance of giving back --and know that every gift makes a difference.
The co-chairs and committee members of Close to Home encourage all faculty and staff to make a contribution to support UConn in an area that is meaningful to them. UConn employees can determine where their contribution goes:, a specific school or college, student support, the performing arts or museums, athletics or other worthwhile programs.
Every donation, regardless of size, is important because when those closest to the University show their dedication and pride in the institution, it signifies to alumni and others that UConn’s education, research and public service missions are worthy of their support, too.
There are four quick and easy payment options:
Payroll Deduction. $1 or more per pay period can be deducted from your paycheck and designated to the fund of your choice until you ask for it to stop, or until you reach your giving goal. You may download the pledge form to give to them or fax to Karen LaMalva at 860.486.0907
Online. Click here to make a gift online through our secure giving page!
Phone. Please call Karen LaMalva, director of annual giving, at 860.486.5152.
Does your spouse work for a company that matches gifts? More than 8,000 U.S. companies match their employees’ gifts to the UConn Foundation. Click here or contact your human resources department to find out if your employer matches gifts made to the Foundation.
Members of the Close to Home Campaign Committee provide financial contributions to the University of Connecticut and serve as leaders inspiring others to make a commitment in support of fellow UConn faculty, students and staff. Committee members agree to attend committee meetings throughout the year. They also meet with groups of employees to communicate their own reasons for giving back to UConn, and to ask fellow employees to participate by making a gift.
Rob Hoskin, Associate Professor of Accounting
Jennifer Person, Director of University Payroll Office
Andre Archambault, Telecommunications Network Consultant, UITS
Harold Brody, Distinguished Professor, Materials Science & Engineering
Brian G. Chapman, Director of Outreach, Director of OLLI, UConn–Waterbury
Sharon Davis, Director of Architectural, Engineering and Building Administrative Services
Paul Desmarais, Operating Systems Programmer, UITS
Daniel Doerr, Assistant to the Vice President of Student Affairs
Mary Ann Dolan, Alumni Relations, School of Pharmacy
Jim Donohue, Assistant Director of Athletics and Executive Director of the UConn Club
M. Kevin Fahey, Emeritus Staff, Student Affairs
Brinley Franklin, Vice Provost, University Libraries
Andrew Gibson, Dining Services Area Assistant Manager
Frank Gifford, Vice President for Development, UConn Foundation
Shawn Kornegay, Director of Marketing & Communications, Neag School of Education
Thomas Long, Associate Professor-in-Residence, School of Nursing
Lisa Mikolinski, Program Director, Donor Relations and Grants, UITS
Jen Montojo, Program Director of Constituent Groups
Suresh Nair, Associate Vice Provost for Institutional Effectiveness; Professor, School of Business
David Ouimette, Executive Program Director, First Year Programs and Learning Communities
Rodney Rock, Director of Jorgensen Center for the Performing Arts
Ronald Sabatelli, Professor and Department Head, Human Development and Family Studies
Stuart Sidney, Professor Emeritus of Mathematics
William Stwalley, Board of Trustees Distinguished Professor of Physics
Janene Vandi, Business Manager, Avery Point
Ted Yungclas, Assistant Dean, School of Fine Arts