Month: January 2016

Internationally Recognized Real Estate Firm Invests in Students

An international real estate company is giving $1.4 million to the UConn School of Business’s highly ranked Real Estate Center to continue offering a popular course that gives students a realistic, hands-on approach to real estate. The gift from Hartford-based Cornerstone Real Estate Advisers will make the course, “Real Estate: The Practical Approach,” a permanent […]

UConn to Pursue New Funding Strategy for Athletic Facilities

UConn trustees have endorsed a funding strategy that will allow the University to improve its athletic facilities to sustain their sports’ competitiveness while avoiding the use of tuition or state dollars for the projects. The Board of Trustees on Wednesday authorized UConn administrators to develop a plan to implement the strategy, which relies on private […]

Bank’s Gift Helps Disabled Veterans Become Entrepreneurs

People’s United Community Foundation, the philanthropic arm of People’s United Bank, has given a $7,500 gift to UConn’s Entrepreneur Bootcamp for Veterans with Disabilities. The gift will go toward the cost of educating veterans who go through the program. The bootcamp program is entirely funded by private donations from individuals, foundations, and corporate philanthropy made […]

Largest Human Rights Gift to UConn To Provide Scholarships, Build Endowment

Philanthropist George Soros and UConn alumnus Gary Gladstein ’66 with his wife, Dr. Phyllis Gladstein, announced a $4 million gift to the UConn Human Rights Institute, the largest donation to the internationally renowned program. The gift, which requires the UConn Foundation to raise an additional $2 million in matching funds, would give the Institute a $6 […]