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FY16 Fundraising Total Second Largest in History

A banner welcomes UConn Alumni to the Storrs CampusUConn Foundation President and CEO Joshua Newton reported to the University’s Board of Trustees on Wednesday, Aug. 10 that the Foundation raised $78.3 million in new gifts and commitments in FY16, reaching its fundraising goal for the year and surpassing the previous year by $400,000.
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High-Tech Mannequins Prompt Gift to Nursing Sim Lab

UConn Nursing students in the new simulation labAfter being impressed by the UConn School of Nursing’s new simulation lab’s interactive mannequins and other forward-looking features, Bertie Chuong ’82 MS, RN decided to endow a fund to support it.
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Recently Established Pichette Scholarship Names First Neag School Student Recipient

Valerie J. PichetteThe Neag School of Education has named the first student recipient of the Valerie J. Pichette Scholarship Fund, established in honor of the late Valerie J. Pichette, who worked for 18 years at the Neag School.
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$5.75 Million Grant to Focus on Improving Public Discourse

The Templeton Foundation logoThe John Templeton Foundation has awarded $5.75 million to the UConn Humanities Institute for research on balancing humility and conviction in public life.

The grant is the largest for the humanities ever awarded to UConn, and is one of the largest humanities-based research grants ever awarded in the United States.
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Florida Real Estate Investor Donates Scholarship

Jeff Talbot '00Hoping to give back to UConn for giving him a strong grounding in his business, Talbot recently decided to endow a scholarship at the School of Business.
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Former All-American Caron Butler Makes Gift to Basketball Center at UConn

Caron Butler receives his Huskies of Honor awardThe UConn Foundation is excited to announce that former UConn men’s basketball All-American Caron Butler and his wife Andrea have made a gift in support of the Werth Family UConn Basketball Champions Center.
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UConn Donor Makes His Mark on UConn’s New Basketball Practice Facility

the Lunney familyTed Lunney ’92, a loyal alum and Husky basketball fan, will be one of the first donors to have a locker named after him in UConn’s new Werth Family UConn Basketball Champion Center.
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United Technologies announces $1 million partnership with UConn

engineering studentsUnited Technologies Corp. unveiled Thursday two new initiatives Connecticut authorities hope will cement the company’s presence in the state through the use of brain power.
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UConn Community Unites To Help Pitcher Ryan Radue Beat Cancer

UConn Baseball players shaved their head in solidarity with pitcher Ryan RadueWeeks of powerful chemotherapy had wiped out the cancer discovered in [UConn baseball pitcher Ryan] Radue’s knee and neck. But neither the illness nor the harsh effects of treatment separated him from school, where he graduated in December, a semester early, or his teammates. Now his fight is in the late innings and he let everyone know he was winning. He hopes to be pitching by the end of April. He’ll also be honored at this year’s White Coat Gala, to benefit UConn Health.
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Stanley Black & Decker Donates to School of Engineering’s BRIDGE Program

UConn BRIDGE program participantsStanley Black & Decker has donated $45,000 to the UConn School of Engineering’s BRIDGE program, which provides academic support to underrepresented students who plan to major in engineering.
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A Love Story that Started in a UConn Dorm Comes Full Circle

The Krenickis in 1984 as studentsJohn Krenicki Jr. ’84 and Donna Samson Krenicki ’84 met in the McMahon dorm where they both lived their junior year at UConn. Now, 32 years later, after navigating careers and raising three children together, they are still going strong. Recently, John gave Donna a unique birthday gift that harkens back to the place it all started. He named an endowed scholarship after her in the School of Fine Arts.
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Air Force Vet Gives Back and Stays Connected

Gen. Joseph Ward and AFROTC scholarship recipientMajor General Joseph S. Ward (CLAS) ’83 has got to be one of UConn’s biggest fans. But even this was not quite enough for him—not enough to express his gratitude to the place he says prepared him well to begin his career as a military officer. So he has decided to give a scholarship every year to a cadet enrolled in UConn’s Air Force ROTC program where he got his start 32 years ago.
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Largest Number of Student Groups Ever Competes in Crowdfunding

ignite winners 2015Starting today, 33 student groups will compete in a nationally recognized campus-wide crowdfunding competition, the largest number ever.
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