DIRECT FROM DONORS

"I give to support the pharmacy school. I wouldn’t be the pharmacist I am today if it wasn’t for UConn’s School of Pharmacy."

Jeffrey Lalama
Donor, School of Pharmacy

DIRECT FROM DONORS

"The four most enjoyable years of my life so far have been the ones I spent as an undergrad at UConn. A big part of this had to do with the Honors Program, which exposed me to incredible classmates, supportive and caring professors and an ecosystem that enabled me to dream big."

Paul Millerd '07
Donor, Honors Program

DIRECT FROM DONORS

"The four most enjoyable years of my life so far have been the ones I spent as an undergrad at UConn. A big part of this had to do with the Honors Program, which exposed me to incredible classmates, supportive and caring professors and an ecosystem that enabled me to dream big."

Paul Millerd '07
Donor, Honors Program

DIRECT FROM DONORS

"The four most enjoyable years of my life so far have been the ones I spent as an undergrad at UConn. A big part of this had to do with the Honors Program, which exposed me to incredible classmates, supportive and caring professors and an ecosystem that enabled me to dream big."

Paul Millerd '07
Donor, Honors Program

DIRECT FROM DONORS

"The UConn brand continues to get stronger every year and I want to do my part to strengthen the brand. I want UConn to be recognized as so much more than a great basketball school."

Jim Sizer '78
Donor, Chemical Engineering Laboratory Renovation Fund

DIRECT FROM DONORS

"My daughter Melissa is a junior at UConn. It's been a pleasure for us to visit often and attend some of the concerts. Over the past three years, we have been consistently impressed with the young talent and have enjoyed each of these events."

Tom D'Albora
Donor, Music Department 

DIRECT FROM DONORS

"I was so grateful for the opportunity to have a world-class clinical education at an affordable price. I am so appreciative of the training I received. I am acutely aware of how rich my education was--especially at this point in my career, as I periodically assist in supervising current MSW grad students."

Melinda Grey Crossman MSW '86
Donor, School of Social Work Dean's Fund

DIRECT FROM DONORS

"My husband and I both graduated from UConn, and our daughter is currently a senior. She has been presented with the opportunity to participate in an activity that will allow her to give back to a community that needs some help."

Susan ’82 and Greg ’81 Main
Donors, Community Outreach Service-Learning Fund

DIRECT FROM DONORS

"My husband and I both graduated from UConn, and our daughter is currently a senior. She has been presented with the opportunity to participate in an activity that will allow her to give back to a community that needs some help."

Susan ’82 and Greg ’81 Main
Donors, Community Outreach Service-Learning Fund

DIRECT FROM DONORS

"My husband and I both graduated from UConn, and our daughter is currently a senior. She has been presented with the opportunity to participate in an activity that will allow her to give back to a community that needs some help."

Susan ’82 and Greg ’81 Main
Donors, Community Outreach Service-Learning Fund

DIRECT FROM DONORS

"Both my wife and I, and now our two sons, have received a great education from UConn. We all take great pride in our state university and marvel at the strides it continues to take."

Patrick ’85 and Ann ’06 Wellspeak
Donors, Student Excellence & Scholarship Fund

DIRECT FROM DONORS

"I gave because of the quality of education I received and the commitment of all of the professors in the physics department to the development of their students."

Josh Welch '05
Donor, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences Dean's Fund

DIRECT FROM DONORS

"The university is so intertwined in my life that, at times, it feels like an extension of myself."

Peter Behuniak '71 '73 '81
Donor, Peter Behuniak Sr. Scholarship Fund
Marching and Pep Bands

DIRECT FROM DONORS

"The Elizabeth Nicholson Memorial Scholarship Fund was founded in memory of my niece Liz Nicholson. She was the most wonderful, beautiful and talented young woman. We helped start the Fund with money that our father left us, and then decided instead of exchanging gifts amongst our siblings each year, we would donate to the fund in hopes of keeping it strong."

Jan Withers
Donor, Elizabeth Nicholson Memorial Scholarship Fund

DIRECT FROM DONORS

"I loved the Honors English classes. They taught me to question everything I believe with rigor—a habit I cherish to this day! I give generously to the places that have inspired me to seek truth!"

Rob Wozniak '94
Donor, Honors Program

DIRECT FROM DONORS

"We give to support the multitude of opportunities that the Division of Student Affairs and the Student Union provide students to develop leadership skills and prepare them for life after UConn."

Dr. Ryan E. Alcantara '97 and Suzanne O'Connor Alcantara '97
Donors, Chuck Morrell "Customer Service" Award Fund

DIRECT FROM DONORS

"I give to support what’s important to a young woman that I enjoyed teaching in her high school days. Alexis was always engaged, curious, and ready to work. I am so proud that she has continued to hone these skills and assets and that she has the inner grace and outward drive to follow her considerable talents to help make the world better."

Celeste Markle
Donor, Community Outreach Service-Learning Fund

DIRECT FROM DONORS

"The professors and staff of the EMBA program provided a complete experience to ready me to advance my career. They and the Assistant Dean and Dean continue to be interested in me and my success. That is why UConn, and the School of Business, gets my support."

Janet Grace '97
Donor, The Fund for UConn and
Dean’s MBA Excellence Fund

DIRECT FROM DONORS

"UConn Basketball is family. It has given me life memories and been a major part of my journey. Jim Calhoun has been generous and kind in many ways, and by just doing what he does, taught lessons about hard work, achievement, dealing with loss, and accepting victory with a nod to all that contributed."

AJ Fucile
Donor, Pat and Jim Calhoun Cardiology Center

DIRECT FROM DONORS

"Our scholarship is aimed at supporting the next generation of students who are striving to enter the field through their commitment to UConn's athletic communications. Spending time with Jeff (photo, left), this year's outstanding and enthusiastic recipient, was an affirmation of all that we hoped to achieve."

Mike Soltys '81
Donor, Joseph J. and Elizabeth A. Soltys Scholarship

DIRECT FROM DONORS

"I give to support the program that gave me the knowledge to succeed."

Ketan P Parikh MD '03 and Falguni K. Parikh, MD '03
Donors, Pat and Jim Calhoun Cardiology Center

DIRECT FROM DONORS

"We hope any amount of donations we are able to send will help a future alumnus enjoy the UConn experience as much as my father did."

Jason Olenik, in memory of Norman Olenik '65
Donor, UConn Basketball

DIRECT FROM DONORS

"We're impressed with how UConn has evolved over the years and feel the University will provide a good return on our investment--not only for our daughters but for all who decide to be part of the University community."

Cathy and Bob '87 McMahon
Donors, College of Agriculture and Natural Resources Dean's Fund

DIRECT FROM DONORS

"I have every reason to support UConn for my life! Because of my dedicated professors, math department's actuarial science program, UConn Health Center, international student house, UConn basketball teams, dairy bar… Everything related to UConn brings me peace, joy and success..."

Yvonne Chueh '94 PhD '99
Donor, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences Dean's Fund

Mentor Connection

The Mentor Connection program, which receives strong philanthropic support from a variety of donors, attracts some of the nation’s best and brightest high school students to the Storrs campus each July.

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UConn's New Academic Plan

Plan Outlines UConn's Bold Vision     
The academic vision provides a detailed overview of strengths in various UConn schools and colleges, and emphasizes the importance of philanthropy and external funding to help support excellence.    

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A Gift for Research

A New Gift for Cancer Research  
UConn Health receives a $3 million gift from UConn benefactors Carole and Ray Neag.

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SCHOLARSHIP STORIES

"UConn has given me the opportunity to learn, grow, and succeed. I couldn't imagine being at any other university. The Ronald and Lucy Meoni Scholarship aids in continuing my education as I pursue my bachelor's degree in health care management. In order to make the most of my experience, I am involved in several activities: Leadership Legacy Experience, SUBOG, and a new organization I started, the Honors in Business Association."

Quian Callender '16
Ronald and Lucy Meoni Scholar

SCHOLARSHIP STORIES

"I'm proud to call myself a Rowe Scholar. My Rowe Scholarship has given me the opportunity to participate in a variety of summer programs at UConn Health, including the Health Disparities Clinical Summer Research Fellowship Program, Summer Research Fellowship Program and, for this summer, the MCAT/DAT Preparatory Program."

Chevaughn Wellington '15
John and Valerie Rowe Health Professions Scholar

SCHOLARSHIP STORIES

"The best part about my experience at UConn has been the successful athletic environment and the highly-regarded academics."

Elaine Chuli '16
Recipient,
Schwartz Family Women's Athletics Scholarship Fund

SCHOLARSHIP STORIES

"Along with helping me fund my education in the Eurotech program here at UConn, this scholarship supports a major that combines engineering with international affairs. Language barriers are sometimes the hardest to overcome, so continuing my education in the German language with respect to engineering and overall culture will significantly help American relations with Germany. Without this scholarship, I would be in a much tougher position and might not be able to pursue my goal of helping America get on top of the world market again."

Travis Braisted '17
Recipient, Allan Brian Glickstein Scholarship

SCHOLARSHIP STORIES

"My time at UConn thus far has been amazing, I have not only enjoyed the volleyball program but the entire UConn family and this is all because of the Treibicki Family Endowed Scholarship that has given me these once in a lifetime opportunities."

Erika Thomas '16
Recipient, Treibicki Family Endowed Scholarship

SCHOLARSHIP STORIES

"Receiving the Joseph B. Burns Scholarship has provided me the opportunity to attend and compete for one of the most well-recognized universities in the country."

Eric Yavarone '15
Recipient,
Joseph B. Burns Scholarship

SCHOLARSHIP STORIES

"I am aiming to become a pathologist and am well on my way toward achieving that goal. I cannot thank you enough for the support this scholarship offers me, as there is no way my family would be able to fund my college experience."

Annabell Moquette '15
Recipient,
Leadership Scholarship

SCHOLARSHIP STORIES

"This scholarship has helped me so much and I hope that in the future I will be able to pay that help forward as I work to be the best audiologist I can be."

Torri Woodruff '15
Recipient,
Kollin DeNegre Memorial Scholarship

SCHOLARSHIP STORIES

Eight dramatic arts students say thank you to donor and faculty member Bob McDonald, sharing their amazing study abroad in London that was made possible from McDonald's philanthropy.

SCHOLARSHIP STORIES

Eight dramatic arts students say thank you to donor and faculty member Bob McDonald, sharing their amazing study abroad in London that was made possible from McDonald's philanthropy.

SCHOLARSHIP STORIES

Eight dramatic arts students say thank you to donor and faculty member Bob McDonald, sharing their amazing study abroad in London that was made possible from McDonald's philanthropy.

SCHOLARSHIP STORIES

"UConn has given me the opportunity to excel with a great quality of education, abundance of extracurricular activities, and an amazing faculty."

Christopher Bruno '16
Recipient,
The Russell Palen Fund

SCHOLARSHIP STORIES

"The scholarship helped immensely given that I have two children in college also. My hope is that my degree will help me become the best person and employee I can be. This is not only a professional goal but a personal one as well. The advisors and professors at UConn have been very supportive. I am proud to be a Husky!"

Lisa Trusch '15, recipient,
Morrison Scholarship

SCHOLARSHIP STORIES

"Thanks to this scholarship, I am able to attend the University of Connecticut and pursue my goals of working in the nutritional science field."

Julia Boldy '15, recipient,
Samuel J. Orr Scholarship

SCHOLARSHIP STORIES

"I am having the time of my life at UConn being a part of the Management and Engineering for Manufacturing (MEM) Society. I will put this donation to good use and continue to excel in my academics."

Ben Sharpe '15, recipient,
Accenture Scholarship for Business and Engineering Students

SCHOLARSHIP STORIES

"This financial support has made a difference for me because it is a little less money that I will have to worry about paying in the future."

Wesley Hopkins '16, recipient,
Prince Hall Masonic Scholarship

SCHOLARSHIP STORIES

"This financial support has made a difference for me because it is a little less money that I will have to worry about paying in the future."

Wesley Hopkins '16, recipient,
Prince Hall Masonic Scholarship

SCHOLARSHIP STORIES

"I consider this scholarship to be a true blessing; a good deed such as this should not be unrecognized and I thank you deeply for the support."

Shaanan Domschine '16, recipient,
General Re Endowed Scholarship

SCHOLARSHIP STORIES

"The financial aid that this award has given me is of tremendous help. Your generosity means a lot to me."

Dayana Peykova '15, recipient,
Bank of America Scholarship
Janet M. and Leo B. Hansen Scholarship Fund

SCHOLARSHIP STORIES

"My career goal is to become the Director of Marketing at a professional sports arena or for a professional sports team. Through the support of generous donors like yourself, this scholarship will help relieve some of the financial burden for myself and my family."

Ryan Probst '15, recipient,
William P. Lockwood Jr. '58 Memorial Scholarship

SCHOLARSHIP STORIES

"Any amount of financial support helps my family. I have a 15-year old brother who will be going to college soon too, and this scholarship will definitely help my parents."

Angelica Daguplo '16, recipient,
General Re Scholarship

SCHOLARSHIP STORIES

"The scholarship that I received this past fall helped me enormously. My goal is to graduate with little to no debt and this scholarship has taken me one step closer to making that a reality."

Matthew McCann '17
Recipient,
25th Reunion Alumni Scholarship Endowment Fund

SCHOLARSHIP STORIES

"With this scholarship and fellowship, I am one step closer to achieving my career goals. I promise to continue working hard and in the future hope to give something back to others as you have given to me now."

Khadija Khan
Recipient,
Vernon D. and Florence E. Roosa Family Foundation Memorial Fund at the Hartford Foundation for Public Giving

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