Author: Jack Kramer

New Haven Alumni Get Pep Talk

University of Connecticut officials pledged to increase the school’s outreach to greater New Haven area alumni at a recent event held in the Elm City. About 70 UConn alumni, in attendance at the New Haven Lawn Club, came away impressed and energized after hearing the school’s president and the leader of UConn’s top scholarship, fundraising […]

Future Public Servants and Business Leaders to Benefit from Scholarships

The UConn Foundation has received a $1.5 million commitment that will help students majoring in political science or a business discipline pay for college. Alumnus Richard Minoff ’75 has bequeathed the scholarship funds for students in those majors. The gift will be evenly split between the political science department and the School of Business, helping […]

UConn Nation Launches ‘Drive for 5K’ Initiative

UConn’s prowess in the sporting world is well known. UConn Nation has come to expect—and receive—national championships in exchange for their loyalty and passion. What sometimes gets lost in that effort, however, is that student-athletes are no different than “regular” students. The need for scholarship support to keep attracting these top students to UConn has […]

FAQ: President Clinton, African Human Rights Group to Receive International Justice and Human Rights Award

President Bill Clinton and Tostan, a vital human rights organization operating in Africa, will be awarded the Thomas J. Dodd Prize in International Justice and Human Rights on Oct. 15 on UConn’s Storrs campus. President Clinton will give the keynote speech at the ceremony to be held at the Jorgensen Center for the Performing Arts. […]

UConn Night Slated at Connecticut Open Tennis Tournament

Come out and celebrate the University of Connecticut women’s basketball team—and wear your best UConn swag—on Tuesday, Aug. 25 at the Connecticut Open, presented by United Technologies at the Connecticut Open Tennis Center at Yale University. Hosted by UConn women’s basketball broadcaster Meghan Pattyson-Culmo, the City of New Haven will present a proclamation honoring the […]

UConn Foundation Raises $78 Million in FY 2015, Surpasses Goal

  The UConn Foundation raised $78 million during fiscal year 2015, $6 million—or nearly 10 percent—more than its goal. The fundraising total is the second-highest ever for the UConn Foundation, surpassed only by the $81 million raised in FY 2014. When combined, the Foundation’s two-year fundraising performance since Joshua R. Newton arrived as president & […]

Golf Event to Benefit UConn Soccer Program

University of Connecticut men’s soccer great and successful businessman Tony Rizza is turning 50 years old and a benefit golf tournament to celebrate that milestone will be held on Monday, September 21, with all proceeds benefitting the construction of the Rizza Family Soccer Complex in Storrs. The tournament will be held at the Tunxis Plantation […]