Thank a Donor

Your partnership in connecting with donors is essential—donors who hear from their students are even more enthusiastic to continue giving. With your help, we can achieve our $150 Million Student Support Initiative fundraising goal, which could double the amount of financial support available for students like you.

Please take a few moments to tell your scholarship donor how much their gift means to you!

  • Your Thank You Note

    Below are a few questions to consider as you prepare your thank you note. These are meant as guidelines rather than rules—what’s important is that your thank you note is authentic to your voice and experience.

    You can attach a Word document or PDF of your note below, or copy and paste your note into the text box provided.

    Read a sample thank you note.

    • Why did you choose to attend UConn?
    • What is the greatest learning experience you have had at UConn?
    • How has this financial support made a difference to you?
    • What are your career goals and dreams?
    • What types of extracurricular activities or volunteer work are you involved in?
    • How has UConn shaped you as a student and/or citizen?
    • What is your favorite place on campus and why?
    • If you were to meet your scholarship donor, what would you say to them?
  • Attach your Word document or PDF here.
  • You can also copy and paste your thank-you note directly into the box above.
  • Submit Your Photo

    In addition to your thank you note, you are encouraged to submit a photo to share with your donor. To ensure the best possible photo print quality, we recommend a color photo in .jpg file format (300 dpi resolution), with an uncluttered background. If you do not have photo editing software, we recommend the free online photo editing tool

    See a sample photo.

  • Drop files here or
  • Submit My Note

    By submitting your thank you note and/or photo, you agree that these will be sent to your scholarship donor. In addition, your thank you note and/or photo may potentially be included in printed publications and/or on the UConn Foundation website to illustrate the positive impact of scholarships. Thank you notes may be proofread and edited for clarity.

    Questions? Contact Betsy Pigeon, director of stewardship, at (860) 486-6948 or via email (

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