UCONN:
AN INNOVATION PIONEER
UConn Foundation 2018 Annual Report

UConn’s doors are the threshold for innovation that enhances culture, advances science, improves human health, and makes the world a better place.

Thank you for supporting the ingenuity of UConn’s inventors and trailblazers.
Creating artwork at the printmaking department
Laura Marcoux '10 (CLAS), right, rides a stationary bicycle in a hot and humid environment inside the Mission Heat Lab at Gampel Pavilion
Myles Morcanski plays violin during a rehearsal of the University Symphony Orchestra at von der Mehden Recital Hall
Medical students gather around a 3d digital touch screen anatomy table in the virtual anatomy lab (VAL) at UConn Health
Medical students gather around a 3d digital touch screen anatomy table in the virtual anatomy lab (VAL) at UConn Health
Medical students gather around a 3d digital touch screen anatomy table in the virtual anatomy lab (VAL) at UConn Health
HOW DID #UCONNNATION GIVE?
FISCAL 2018 (JULY 1, 2017 THROUGH JUNE 30, 2018)


$46M
Academic programs

$3.8M
Capital improvement projects

$22.3M
Scholarships and fellowships

$2.8M
Faculty

$7.5M
Research
In fiscal 2018, 99.6 percent of outright gifts and pledge payments were directed by donors for specific purposes—for a particular scholarship, school/college, academic department, or other area. The remaining outright gifts and pledge payments were unrestricted.
SINCE 2015, TRANSFORM LIVES HAS RAISED $102.8M FOR SCHOLARSHIPS AND FELLOWSHIPS
ALUMNI EVENTS BRING UCONN NATION TOGETHER
Our mission is to strengthen UConn one relationship at a time. One of the most important ways we do that is by connecting alumni to each other and to the University. The number of alumni social, networking, and community service events increased by nearly 100 this year to 300 total events across the country.
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24
uconn alumni at event
24
uconn day at the mets
93
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81
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35
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27
ALUMNI GIVE BACK LOCALLY
Through our UConn Cares initiative, alumni work together to make a difference volunteering in their local communities. UConn Nation has rallied together to support their communities through events that focus on hunger, the environment, animal welfare, and human health. The initiative kicked off in 2017 with the goal of 100 participants. We are honored to report that more than 350 alumni came out for the inaugural event, and that number grew to 455 in 2018.
23,711
pounds of food sorted at shelters and food banks (equivalent of 19,759 meals)
1,100
pounds of trash removed from parks, town greens, and other community spaces
2.75
miles of trails and beachfront cleaned
40
blankets made for patients at the Carole and Ray Neag Comprehensive Cancer Center at UConn Health
46
dog toys made, 30 cages cleaned, and 50 dogs walked at animal shelters
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students donating on giving day
spirit rock on giving day
The spirit rock on the Storrs campus bears the name of donors on Giving Day.

Momentum for the total University endowment continues to build thanks to the generosity and loyalty of UConn Nation. The market value rose $25.8 million (6 percent) to $447.7 million. The endowment provides support in perpetuity for priorities such as scholarships and fellowships for students, faculty, academic programs across the entire University, and life-saving patient care programs at UConn Health.

Since March 2009, the total University endowment has increased by $201.9 million (82.2 percent). Moreover, the portfolio has had positive returns eight out of the last nine years, with an annualized return of 7.12 percent during that period.

WHERE TOTAL UNIVERSITY ENDOWMENT DOLLARS GO
THREE-YEAR TOTAL UNIVERSITY ENDOWMENT GROWTH
three year total endowment growth

Financial Statement Overview
Solid investment returns for the 2018 fiscal year resulted in a very positive impact on the financial results of the UConn Foundation for the year. The Foundation’s long-term investment portfolio returned 7.65 percent during the year accounting for the lion’s share of the growth in the Foundation’s total assets in fiscal 2018.

the founders society
1,052 Members
Recognizes donors with lifetime giving of $100,000+
the oak grove society
4,279 Members
Recognizes donors who give $1,000+ annually ($500+ for graduates of the last decade)
loyal jonathan society
6,601 Members
Recognizes donors who give for five or more consecutive years
charles lewis beach society
506 Members
Recognizes donors who include the UConn Foundation in their wills or other planned gifts