President and Chief Executive Officer
Amy Yancey is president and CEO, leading a team of approximately 180 professionals. She oversees all philanthropic fundraising, alumni relations and engagment activities, and investment of the endowment for the entire University—including all campuses, UConn Health, and the Division of Athletics. Amy serves on University President Radenka Maric’s Senior Leadership Team, working closely with administrators and deans from across UConn. Yancey has a proven track record of building momentum and achieving increasing levels of philanthropic support as a senior leader of institutional advancement. Before coming to the Foundation in January 2024, Yancey was vice president for development at Boston College, overseeing fundraising for financial aid, the student and athletic experience, and academic programs. Previously, Yancey served on the senior leadership team at the University of Virginia, and led fundraising teams at Pennsylvania State University and the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, where she earned a bachelor’s degree in philosophy and a master’s degree in plant sciences and agricultural economics.