Month: March 2014

Igniting Student Philanthropy at UConn

A nationally recognized crowdfunding competition that offers UConn student groups a chance at $27,000 in incentive prizes has returned for a second year. The Ignite competition for 2014 involves 18 UConn student teams, including eight who competed in the inaugural 2013 event. It will run through April 6, 2014, with winners announced on April 17. […]

Alum Shares Knowledge, Creates Scholarship for Stamford Students

For alumnus Christopher Lafond ’87, service to community goes hand-in-glove with philanthropy, and he demonstrates both through a new named scholarship fund for students studying at the Stamford campus, where he is also an active volunteer. Lafond, the CFO and executive vice president of Gartner, Inc., a leading information technology research and advisory company based […]