UConn Foundation Names Amy Yancey President and CEO

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The UConn Foundation is pleased to announce the appointment of Amy Yancey as its next president and chief executive officer. Yancey has a proven track record of building momentum and achieving increasing levels of philanthropic support as a senior leader of institutional advancement. Since 2019, Yancey has been vice president for development at Boston College, overseeing fundraising for financial aid, the student and athletic experience, and academic programs.

“We are excited to have Amy join us as our next leader of the UConn Foundation. She is a demonstrated and accomplished fund raiser, and with her exceptional leadership skills, we are expecting her to significantly elevate our organization’s performance,” says Craig W. Ashmore ’85 (ENG), chair of the UConn Foundation Board of Directors.

“UConn is on a great trajectory. It’s wonderful to join the Foundation at this pivotal time. As the product of a great public land grant university, I know firsthand the importance of student access. There is no place better to do this work than at UConn,” says Yancey.

Yancey has overseen planning for Boston College’s next campaign and was instrumental in driving the development team to increasing levels of fundraising success and productivity.

Previously, Yancey served on the senior leadership planning team for the University of Virginia’s $5 billion campaign. As associate vice president for development at UVA, she was personally responsible for raising approximately $1 billion as part of the campaign, while overseeing fundraising, alumni relations, and board development.

Yancey previously 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.

The UConn Foundation raised $157.9 million—the fourth consecutive record-breaking year—in fiscal 2023 (ended June 30). More than 22,500 alumni and friends made gifts to support student scholarships ($55.5 million), academic programs ($47.7 million), and $27.9 million for athletics.

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