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 […]
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 & […]
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 […]
Members of the UConn Alumni Association (UCAA) have, by a vote of 1,852 in favor to 555 opposed, approved dissolving the organization and transferring most of its assets to the UConn Foundation in order to strengthen alumni engagement efforts. Approximately 13,000 voting members of the UCAA had until Monday, June 29 to submit their ballots […]
Event to place major emphasis on dollars for medical research Farmington, Conn.: Beginning in May of 2015, Coach Jim Calhoun will be hosting a signature event for UConn Health called the Jim Calhoun Ride and Walk for Lifesaving Research and Care. The official date for the event is May 30th.
Philanthropists looking to transform a college student’s life have a myriad of opportunities to realize that goal—including a new scholarship program—at the University of Connecticut’s downtown Hartford campus, slated to open in the fall of 2017.
A May 8th ceremony is slated for the Hartford Convention Center Two UConn Foundation Board members are among the group of four alumni who will be inducted into the UConn School of Business Hall of Fame this week. In a ceremony scheduled for May 8th at the Connecticut Convention Center, the School of Business will […]
Gift will fund agricultural studies in Connecticut The University of Connecticut’s Zwick Center for Food and Resource Policy Board has received an additional $500,000 gift from its founder. Dr. Charles Zwick, and his wife Barbara, came to UConn this week to take part in a celebration ceremony at the UConn Foundation. Dr. Zwick started the […]
WNPR spots part of effort to double amount raised over next five years Storrs, Conn. – A Darien business executive and University of Connecticut alumnus is featured in a new series of National Public Radio advertisements promoting an effort to substantially increase scholarships and the number of students receiving them at UConn. The reoccurring segments, […]
WNPR spots part of effort to double amount raised over next five years Storrs, Conn. – Without scholarships, Manchester’s Justis Lopez wouldn’t be on the verge of realizing his dream to be a public school teacher. Lopez is about to gain statewide recognition as part of the UConn Foundation’s efforts to raise $150 million over […]