Parent Giving

The UConn Foundation seeks to strengthen parent engagement and enhance the student experience through annual gifts from parents of current students and parents of alumni. Parent giving sends a strong, collective vote of confidence in UConn’s mission and vision.

While your student is at UConn, we ask that you consider making the President’s Excellence Fund one of your top philanthropic priorities. Gifts to the President’s Excellence Fund provide immediate support for University priorities at the discretion of President Maric.

All gifts, no matter the size, enrich life at UConn. Leadership gifts from parents of $2,500 or more during the fiscal year (July 1 – June 30) are especially valuable and grant you membership in the Parent Leadership Society.

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Gifts to the Parents Fund support activities within the Division of Student Affairs that enhance the UConn education and experience for students. Through the Parents Fund, the Division of Student Affairs works to enrich students’ experiences through supporting student health and well-being, celebrating our diverse environment, and building a brighter future for our local, national, and international communities.


Gifts to the General Scholarships account support scholarships for students at UConn.

Students First Fund

Gifts to the Students First Fund provide financial assistance to students in need following unforeseen misfortunes such as, death in the family, loss of employment, illness, fire, flood, or theft.


Gifts to this fund provide support to students who are among the first in their families to attend college.