Stamford Donors Find Joy Creating a Legacy of Philanthropy

Donors Peter ’55 (BUS) and Re’ Telep are committed to supporting UConn Stamford students today – and in the future. In 2009, the couple established the Telep Family Scholarship to support UConn Stamford students. Recently, the two decided to ensure the scholarship’s longevity by creating an endowed scholarship through their estate plans. For the Teleps, […]

Largest Human Rights Gift to UConn To Provide Scholarships, Build Endowment

Philanthropist George Soros and UConn alumnus Gary Gladstein ’66 with his wife, Dr. Phyllis Gladstein, announced a $4 million gift to the UConn Human Rights Institute, the largest donation to the internationally renowned program. The gift, which requires the UConn Foundation to raise an additional $2 million in matching funds, would give the Institute a $6 […]

School of Business Alumnus Gives to Make College Accessible to All

UConn alumnus Dan Toscano says the best part about giving to scholarships is seeing the blossoming that can happen to a student during his or her college career. “You see a career start to play out, and it started with a good foundation,” he said in a segment that will play on Connecticut NPR stations […]

RELEASE: Hall H.S. Valedictorian Stars in Conn. Scholarship Campaign

WNPR spots part of effort to double amount raised for scholarships over next 5 years Jan. 20—The co-valedictorian of Hall high School’s 2013 class is about to gain statewide recognition as part of the UConn Foundation’s efforts to raise $150 million over the next five years for scholarships and fellowships. Ashwini Joshi, a sophomore studying […]

A Parental Tribute Supports Future Students

Beverly and Harold Samuels worked hard to support their children, David and Nancy. To supplement his position as a banking executive, Harold had his own business preparing income tax returns for more than 200 clients each tax season. Both were dedicated civic leaders, serving on the boards of several Hartford-area community organizations. Their children learned […]

RELEASE: UConn Foundation Board Endorses $150 Million for Scholarships

Five-year plan will double money Foundation raises for scholarships and fellowships, ensure UConn attracts best and brightest STORRS—On Nov. 7, the Board of Directors of the UConn Foundation endorsed a five-year, $150 million fundraising initiative that will double the amount of financial support—including merit and need-based scholarships—that the Foundation raises for the benefit of the […]