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Alumnus Dave Barton ’61 is, for the fourth year in a row, challenging students to engage in philanthropy by giving back to UConn.
Your group can apply to participate in the Ignite competition where you will fundraise for your UConn cause for a chance to earn a portion of Dave’s $25,000 donation. NEW THIS YEAR, UConn alumnus Adam Schwartz ’97 has offered $2,000 in additional prize money for a total of $27,000 in awards! Twenty groups have been selected to participate. Awards will be placed into the UConn Foundation fund designated by each winning group during the challenge.
Winners will be selected based on the highest number of student and young alumni* donor participants (not sum of dollars). Donors will be counted within the Ignite competition timeframe of February 9, 2014–April 6, 2014.
Top Awards: Highest Number of Student & Young Alumni (’03 – ’13) Donors
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Your support, combined with that of your fellow students and young alumni, will help improve UConn directly impacting what matters most to todays Huskies. Student and alumni donor participation helps improve UConn's rankings making your degree even more valuable. Choose the cause that is most meaningful to you and give any amount (minimum of $5.00), knowing that your money will directly support the UConn cause most important to you.
Your support will give each UConn cause an opportunity to earn a portion of Dave Barton's '61 $25,000 philanthropy challenge.
How it works:
Yes, your gift is eligible for a deduction from federal income taxes in accordance with IRS regulations. Those who make a gift of over $5 will receive a receipt verifying that the gift has been deposited.
Your gift will be administered by The University of Connecticut Foundation, Inc. The UConn Foundation is a tax-exempt non-profit corporation with a mission to solicit, receive and administer gifts and financial resources from private sources, including students, alumni, parents, and friends of the University, for the benefit of all campuses and programs of the University of Connecticut.
The Foundation operates exclusively to promote the educational, scientific, cultural and recreational objectives of the University. As the primary fundraising vehicle to solicit and administer private gifts and grants which will enhance the University's mission, the Foundation supports UConn's pursuit of excellence in teaching, research, and public service. Have a question about how the Foundation operates?
Your selected cause will still receive all funds donated through the Ignite challenge for use in accordance with the UConn Foundation description of the fund associated with your cause.
All donations will be deposited into your causes UConn Foundation fund and available for use in accordance with UConn Foundation policies. This will ensure that donations will be used as intended. No money will be distributed to individuals.
The student groups will be updating their pages regularly, check back often!
Depending on your interest, there are many opportunities to be more involved. If you are interested in helping to support HuskyDrive, UConn's student fundraising campaign, managed by the UConn Student Philanthropy Association, please contact Rachel Marshall at firstname.lastname@example.org
Use your skills, innovation and creativity to give back and better UConn for future Huskies. By serving on the SPA, you can help raise money for UConn and gain direct experience in marketing, philanthropy, and fundraising while working alongside Foundation and University staff, influential donors and others.
This is a unique opportunity to personally influence the success of YOUR student giving campaign and build your resume with new skills that will help you in your future career, wherever your path may lead.
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