Category: Foundation News

photo of Dr. Robert Dunn '51, '55 meeting with students

UConn Remembers Neag School Alum Robert Dunn

photo of Dr. Robert Dunn '51 MA, '55 Ph.D. meeting with students
Dr. Robert Dunn ’51 MA, ’55 Ph.D. (left) and Gladys Dunn at a 2011 event recognizing the students who participated in the Neag School’s study abroad program. We honor Mr. Dunn’s memory and his generosity toward students with dreams to study internationally.

Neag School alum Robert E. Dunn ’51 MA, ’55 Ph.D., an accomplished educator and administrator, spent his life inspiring bright young minds in the classroom and abroad. With his passing on July 18, 2017, UConn remembers Dunn’s philanthropic vision of ensuring student success and opportunity.Read Full Story

UConn Foundation Reaches Donation Milestone

Student scholarships, UConn Endowment are big winners in the FY17 totals

The UConn Foundation has raised nearly $72 million in FY17. Over the last three fiscal years, donors to the University have made commitments and gifts totaling $227 million, by far the best three-year period in UConn’s history.Read Full Story

trustee and donor rick carbray ’75 (PHARM) and his wife, Pat. Photo courtesy Nick Rezendes Photography

Time, Talent, and Treasure

trustee and donor rick carbray ’75 (PHARM) and his wife, Pat. Photo courtesy Nick Rezendes Photography
Trustee and donor Rick Carbray ’75 (PHARM) and his wife, Pat. Photo courtesy Nick Rezendes Photography

The three-tiered generosity of Trustee and alum Rick Carbray

Rick Carbray ’75 (PHARM) sums up his University experience simply: It’s as if he never left. Shortly after graduation, Carbray became a member of the former UConn Alumni Association, serving as its president from 2004 to 2006, and is now in his second four-year term as a Board of Trustees member.Read Full Story

photo of Kepeng Wang, assistant professor of immunology, right, works with research associate Kasandra Rodriguez in the lab at CaroGen Corp. in the technology incubator at Farmington

From Forest Labs to Rare Diseases

photo of Kepeng Wang, assistant professor of immunology, right, works with research associate Kasandra Rodriguez in the lab at CaroGen Corp. in the technology incubator at Farmington
Kepeng Wang, assistant professor of immunology, right, works with research associate Kasandra Rodriguez in the lab at CaroGen Corp. in the technology incubator at Farmington. (Peter Morenus/UConn Photo)

Philanthropic Grants Boost UConn’s Research Partnerships with Industries

By Grace Merritt and Jessica McBride

Deep in the woods behind Horsebarn Hill, UConn has its own forest lab.

There, you’ll see sensors on trees of different species shifting and swaying under ice, snow, wind and torrential rain. Read Full Story

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Kavli Foundation Increases Investment to CICATS

photo of Trisha Pitter, Dr. Cato Laurencin, and Dr. Linda Barry
(From left) Trisha Pitter, Dr. Cato Laurencin, and Dr. Linda Barry of CICATS photographed February 10, 2017 at UConn Health Center in Farmington, Conn. (Photographer: Gerry McCarthy/UConn Foundation)

Funds to be used for UConn Collaborative Research Groups

In Farmington, the Connecticut Institute for Clinical and Translational Science at UConn (CICATS) works to promote education, collaboration, and convergence research across the campus and in the community. Read Full Story

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Celebrating UConn’s Greats

photo of the UConn Faculty Excellence Award

On Friday, October 7, UConn recognized four faculty members for their integrity, accomplishments, and commitment to their students. The UConn Faculty Excellent Awards, awarded by the UConn Foundation Office of Alumni Relations, is a nomination-based recognition award that acknowledges the dedicated members of the UConn family.Read Full Story

photo of Dr. Bruce Liang, Nat Messina ’74 (BUS), ’81 (LAW), Richard Carbray ’75 (PHARM), Ayn LaPlant, and Dr. Andrew Agwunobi

Changing the Mammogram Experience

photo of Dr. Bruce Liang, Nat Messina ’74 (BUS), ’81 (LAW), Richard Carbray ’75 (PHARM), Ayn LaPlant, and Dr. Andrew Agwunobi
From left: Dr. Bruce Liang, dean, UConn School of Medicine; Nat Messina ’74 (BUS), ’81 (LAW), president and a director of the Beekley Family Foundation; Richard Carbray ’75 (PHARM), UConn Board of Trustees member; Ayn LaPlant, chief executive officer, Beekley Corporation; and Dr. Andrew Agwunobi, chief executive officer and executive vice president for health affairs at UConn Health.

UConn Health’s new state-of-the-art Beekley Imaging Center aims to reduce stress, enhance women’s careRead Full Story

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Trustee Helps UConn Scholarship Drive for Women

photo of Marilda Gándara '78 JD
Marilda Gándara ’78 JD

UConn trustee Marilda Gándara ’78 JD is helping to launch a new group called Women and Philanthropy that will be dedicated to fundraising, mentoring, and advocating for female students at UConn.Read Full Story