We know that when we combine our passion, our networks, and our commitment to UConn, we can transform the lives of other women. We can empower students to excel in the arts, in the sciences, and in business—and inspire them to give back, too. Together, we have the power to help our university reach new heights. Join us in helping students achieve their dreams.
You Have The Power
Join us as an early adopter of the UConn Women and Philanthropy program by being one of the first 100 women to donate $500 toward a scholarship for UConn women. Become part of an influential network helping to lift the financial burden off the women seeking a UConn education.
Let’s show UConn what we can do.
Being a founding member maximizes your giving in an unprecedented way. A dollar-for-dollar match means the $50,000 raised from donors grows into a $100,000 endowed scholarship.
Founding Member: Marilda Gándara
UConn trustee Marilda Gándara ’78 JD is helping to launch a new group called Women and Philanthropy that will be dedicated to fundraising, mentoring, and advocating for female students at UConn.
Gándara and co-chair Melinda Brown ’77 (BUS), ’85 MBA have already launched its first project: a scholarship drive called Women Transforming Women.
Women and Giving
More women than men between the ages of 25-34 have earned a bachelor’s degree or higher.
Women are more likely to volunteer and volunteer more hours.
Women are more likely to give and give more to almost every charitable subsector.