Category: Board of Directors

photo of Joshua R. Newton President & CEO of the UConn Foundation

UConn Foundation President & CEO Joshua R. Newton to step down midsummer

photo of Joshua R. Newton President & CEO of the UConn Foundation
Joshua R. Newton President & CEO of the UConn Foundation will step down mid-August. (G. J. McCarthy/UConn Foundation)

Foundation raised nearly $400 million in his five-year tenure, reshaped alumni programs & grew endowment by 30 percent

UConn Foundation President & CEO Joshua R. Newton will leave his position in mid-August, after completing a remarkable five-year tenure—the most prolific fundraising period in the Foundation’s history.Read Full Story

UConn Foundation Welcomes Nine New Members

The UConn Foundation’s board of directors recently elected nine new leaders, including the CFO of Nordstrom, a hair-care entrepreneur, and a WNBA star.

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Foundation Mourns Passing of Board Member David Greenfield

The UConn Foundation is saddened to report that Foundation board member David B. Greenfield ’84 (BUS) has passed away following a health event. He is survived by his wife and three children.

Greenfield had served on the Foundation board since 2013. He was the chief financial officer of the Hanover Insurance Group, Inc., based in Worcester, Mass.
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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

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

Emeritus Foundation Board Chair, UConn Alum Elected New York Life President

John Y. Kim
John Y. Kim ’87

Congratulations to John Y. Kim ’87 (MBA), a former chair of the UConn Foundation Board of Directors and current member of the Founders Society, who was recently elected president of the New York Life Insurance Company. Read Full Story