Empowering UConn Women

Since 2016, UConn Women and Philanthropy has been uniting visionary women who are passionate about women’s issues and committed to enabling UConn students to fulfill their dreams. Our members are successful in their respective fields and communities. They are focused on benefiting UConn through donations of time, talent, and resources. We gather throughout the year to build friendships, engage with UConn’s academic community, meet our scholarship recipients. and decide how to distribute our yearly, collective pool of funds to UConn’s programs, services, and scholarships.


funds supported


raised in 2019


donors in 2019

Inspiring Women

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Meet our Scholarship Recipients


Women Transforming Women


Cyncere Preston ‘21 Jessica Dillon ‘21
Taylor Ware ‘20
Fatima Abu Bakr ‘22
Kylee Santos ‘21
Sana Qureshi ’22
Wendy Perez ‘23
Jadeite Rivera ‘23
Anna Wang ‘21
Persa Shehreen ‘23
Nicole Truszkowski ‘21
Lily DeBlasio ‘20
Isabella Llano  ‘22

BOLD scholars


Alani Arias ’21
Psychological Sciences, CLAS
Laura Bedoya ’21
Political Science & Latino and Latin American Studies, CLAS
Wesia Malik ’21
Physiology and Neurobiology, CLAS
Natalie Roach ’21
Environmental Sciences & Human Rights, CLAS
Simran Sehgal ’21
Biomedical Engineering, ENG
Noor Taweh ’21
Physiology and Neurobiology, CLAS
Mara Tu ’21
Environmental Sciences & Urban and Community Studies, CLAS
Cristal Arguello ’22
Urban and Community Studies, CLAS
Serena Beri ’22
Biological Sciences, CLAS
Darlene Burckson ’22
Biological Sciences, CLAS
Kenniece Coker ’22
Chinese, CLAS
Hope Dymond ’22
Environmental Engineering, ENG
Kate Gavilanes ’22
Physiology and Neurobiology & Philosophy, CLAS
Phoebe Mrozinski ’22
Environmental Sciences, CAHNR
Maura Sanchi ’22
Environmental Sciences, CAHNR
Aditi Sirsikar ’22
Physiology and Neurobiology, CLAS
Eva Solano ’22
Art History, SFA

100 years of women


Shamayeta Bhattacharya (Graduate Student) Vicky Chen ‘24 Jacqueline Seras ‘22

Michelle F. Dugan Scholarship Fund


Virginia Ho ‘22

Ferrari Family Scholarship


Lydia Ogbe ‘22
Empowerment never looked so good.
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Colby L. Plaskowitz
Colby L. Plaskowitz
Associate Director for Development, Women & Philanthropy
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Empower the strong and vital network of women helping UConn's next generation of students thrive.