Physical evidence of the Fusco Corporation’s 90 years of success abounds, thanks to the many schools, office buildings, sports facilities and health care and government structures that dot the landscape throughout Connecticut and the Northeast.
Now, the construction and property management company is leaving its mark on the cultural landscape, thanks to a generous gift to the University of Connecticut establishing the Edmund Fusco Contemporary Issues Forum that brings outstanding scholars, leaders and policy makers to the Storrs campus to share their knowledge and perspectives.
Hillary Rodham Clinton’s appearance in Storrs was sponsored by the Fusco Contemporary Issues Forum.
Doris Kearns Goodwin, noted author, presidential historian and political pundit, launched the Forum in 2012, with a presentation on American presidents.
“We are delighted that our gift supports one of UConn’s most important roles: advancing public conversation on important issues in an environment of intellectual honesty and civility,” says Edmund Fusco, speaking for himself and his wife Mary.
“We are honored by the Fuscos’ generous gift, which allows us to bring important speakers and topics to our campus and discuss them with thoughtfulness and respect,” says President Susan Herbst.
The forum, which was free for students, faculty, staff and other members of the UConn Community, filled the 2,300 seat Jorgensen Center for Performing Arts.
The Fusco Organization, headquartered in New Haven, is a privately owned family business, which operates simultaneously and successfully in the spheres of commercial construction, property management and development. Since its founding in 1924, three generations of the Fusco family have steered the company through thousands of projects.