Dodd Endowment

Gifts to the Dodd Endowment will be used to support the outreach and engagement programming of Dodd Human Rights Impact, including initiatives in human rights education, business and human rights, democracy and dialogues, and human rights film and digital media.

To mark the 25th anniversary of the dedication of the Thomas J. Dodd Research Center, the Dodd Endowment was created to elevate human rights engagement programming and support the development of the next generation of human rights at the University of Connecticut.

The Dodd Endowment preserves and extends the human rights legacies of Thomas J. Dodd and Christopher J. Dodd, Connecticut’s father-and-son senators, and recognizes the Dodd family’s support of and dedication to human rights at UConn. The Dodd Endowment provides resources for Dodd Human Rights Impact programs—or Dodd Impact. Dodd Impact focuses on religious intolerance, the legacy of the Nuremburg Trials and the Holocaust, and current human rights initiatives in education, business, and film and digital media, as well as democratic and civic engagement.

The Dodd Endowment also supports the Christopher J. Dodd Chair of Human Rights Practice. The Dodd Chair honors Senator Dodd’s contributions to the world and University and extends his legacy by creating an innovative space for the University’s human rights outreach and engagement work. This endowed chair enables the University to attract the most dynamic and innovative scholar/leader to direct Dodd Impact and engage the broader public.

Your support, together with the legacy of Christopher J. Dodd and Thomas J. Dodd, will make human rights outreach and engagement a permanent part of UConn’s mission.