UConn Nation stands together

UConn Foundation
UConn Foundation

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During this unprecedented time, I want to pause and reflect on the power of this incredible community. UConn draws its strength from an immensely loyal family of alumni, friends, students, parents, faculty, and staff. Together we are UConn Nation—the bedrock of Connecticut’s flagship public university.

Resources for You and Your Family

I want to make sure you are aware of UConn’s main page for all information related to the COVID-19 response.

UConn is providing a steady stream of resources that can help you and your family—from public health advisories from UConn Health, to analysis about the impact of COVID-19 on businesses from the School of Business, to food safety and gardening tips from the UConn Extension program.

Physically Distant, Socially & Globally Connected

We may occasionally share helpful resources such as these with you going forward. For the latest information, we encourage everyone to follow UConn and UConn Alumni accounts on social media.

UConn’s new logo, unveiled last week, captures this historic moment. While we are practicing social distancing, we remain connected virtually.

Our Mission Continues

The UConn Foundation exists to support UConn and help alumni stay connected to their alma mater. Our mission and our work continue.

Importantly, the well-being and safety of our staff and the UConn community are our highest priorities. Our staff members are telecommuting in accordance with public health guidance. Although we are disappointed to cancel upcoming alumni events, we look forward to seeing you in the future. In the meantime, we are planning opportunities to get together through virtual events.

Our operations for accepting and processing gifts to support the University are fully functional.

Lifting Up UConn’s Students

We are heartened by the outpouring of compassion for UConn’s students, who have been impacted by the rapid closure of campuses for the rest of the semester, the transition to online classes, and the cancellation of commencement for the class of 2020. Your words of encouragement and philanthropy are immensely helpful.

Urgently Needed Support for UConn Health

The remarkable community response for UConn Health is inspiring to all of us. Restauranteurs, business owners, and individuals across the Farmington Valley have rallied to express the entire community’s gratitude to the doctors, nurses, and staff working on the front line in the fight against COVID-19.

We are collaborating with UConn Health to launch a new campaign starting this week to help drive in donations of urgently needed Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) as well as charitable gifts to help purchase PPEs, medical equipment, and supplies. To learn more, please visit the UConn Health COVID-19 page.

We Stand United

We are in this together. Our thoughts are with UConn Nation as each of us does our part to flatten the curve and look out for our loved ones and neighbors.

If you have any questions, would like to connect with our alumni engagement team, or would like to make a gift, please reach out. You can email us at [email protected] or use the staff directory to reach a specific person.

Take care.

 

Sincerely,

Scott Roberts

Scott M. Roberts 
President and CEO

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