Category: Press Releases

Manolo Blahnik Sample Sale in West Hartford

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Back by popular demand, another sample sale of Manolo Blahnik shoes, from signature stilettos to fine leather boots, will be held Saturday, Nov. 14 at UConn’s West Hartford campus.
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Foundation Ushers in New Board Chair

Dan Toscano of Darien Pledges To Support UConn’s Mission

art_toscano-portraitDan Toscano ’87, a successful financial executive who is an engaged UConn alumnus and generous donor, took the helm as chairman of the Foundation’s board of directors Friday.

“I’m really, really amazed at what has happened over the last couple of years with the board and the foundation. This board is amazing and I couldn’t be more excited,” he said.Read Full Story

Student-Athletes Meet the People Who Make It Possible

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Donors Norene and Arnie Foster (far left, far right) with student-athletes Lexi Gifford and Nico Darras. (Credit: Steven Slade/UConn Photo)

UConn baseball pitcher Nico Darras looked out at fellow Husky athletes and donors at the annual UConn Athletics Endowment Dinner on Monday, October 5, and talked about how easy it is to get caught up in the day-to-day grind and glory of being a Husky champion.
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New Haven Alumni Get Pep Talk

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UConn Alumni attend the National Series event at the New Haven Lawn Club. UConn President Susan Herbst (far left) and UConn Foundation President & CEO Josh Newton (third from left) spoke at the event. (Credit: Jack Kramer, UConn Foundation)

University of Connecticut officials pledged to increase the school’s outreach to greater New Haven area alumni at a recent event held in the Elm City.

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From left: SAGE advisor Aida Ghiaei, and fellowship winners Drew Clearfield, Kamyar Momeni, Bahareh Deljoo, Morad Behandish, Paul Wortman, and Associate Dean Mei Wei.

Work—and Play—Help Launch Engineering Careers

From left: SAGE advisor Aida Ghiaei, and fellowship winners Drew Clearfield, Kamyar Momeni, Bahareh Deljoo, Morad Behandish, Paul Wortman, and Associate Dean Mei Wei.
From left: SAGE advisor Aida Ghiaei, and fellowship winners Drew Clearfield, Kamyar Momeni, Bahareh Deljoo, Morad Behandish, Paul Wortman, and Associate Dean Mei Wei. (Photo by Christopher LaRosa)

Getting good grades in a good major at a good school are important steps to launching a successful business career, but a key component that shouldn’t be overlooked is the importance of social interaction.

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UConn Nation Launches ‘Drive for 5K’ Initiative

Noel Thomas flanked by Jim (left) and Marylee Oleksiw (right).
Noel Thomas flanked by Jim (left) and Marylee Oleksiw (right).

UConn’s prowess in the sporting world is well known. UConn Nation has come to expect—and receive—national championships in exchange for their loyalty and passion.
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UConn Foundation Raises $78 Million in FY 2015, Surpasses Goal

Graduates in silhouette outside Gampel Pavilion following the School of Business Commencement ceremony on May 10, 2015. (Peter Morenus/UConn Photo)
Graduates in silhouette outside Gampel Pavilion following the School of Business Commencement ceremony on May 10, 2015. (Peter Morenus/UConn Photo)

The UConn Foundation raised $78 million during fiscal year 2015, $6 million—or nearly 10 percent—more than its goal. Read Full Story

Morrone Stadium in Storrs

Golf Event to Benefit UConn Soccer Program

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Morrone Stadium in Storrs. (Credit: UConn Athletics)

University of Connecticut men’s soccer great and successful businessman Tony Rizza is turning 50-years-old and a benefit golf tournament to celebrate that milestone will be held on Monday, September 21, with all proceeds benefitting the construction of the Rizza Family Soccer Complex in Storrs.Read Full Story

RELEASE: UConn Alumni Association Votes to Dissolve

Members of the UConn Alumni Association (UCAA) have, by a vote of 1,852 in favor to 555 opposed, approved dissolving the organization and transferring most of its assets to the UConn Foundation in order to strengthen alumni engagement efforts.Read Full Story