UConn Donors Break Record on Giving Tuesday

giving tuesday logoUConn Nation stepped up to the plate on Giving Tuesday, Nov. 29, leading to an increase in dollars and donors. With UConn’s schools and colleges—along with athletics—helping tell UConn’s story through email and social media, the special day that has become a nationwide call for generosity was a success.

There’s an important story behind those numbers. While the amount raised increased (always cause for celebration!), so did the number of donors who gave…and that’s key. Alumni giving rates count for about 5 percent of popular national ranking formulas, so the number of alumni who give, regardless of the amount of the gift, boosts UConn’s national rankings. And that can help keep UConn in the top 25 public universities.

Giving to UConn also helps our state’s economy. UConn generates $202 million in state and local taxes and supports 24,235 jobs statewide.

We know there are so many other places you can give, so we appreciate your support in 2016.

To cap off an amazing year, we’ve selected 16 of our “Greatest Hits” of UConn Nation for 2016. Reminisce with us as we revisit some classic moments of the year in review, from Commencement to Huskies Forever Weekend.

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