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20 Toes In

Alumni coupleCoach Kevin Ollie knows how to motivate. Phrases such as “Ten toes in, not five” or “We take the stairs, escalators are for cowards” highlight how his teams need to be fully committed and dedicated.Read Full Story

What is UConn Gives?

UConn Gives is the first-ever university-wide online fundraising initiative to support UConn.  For 36 hours on April 4-5, 2018, UConn Nation will come together to strengthen its university.Read Full Story

Jaclyn Paride ’17 (BUS) (CLAS), of Zapployment answers question from Peter J. Werth during an entrepreneurship and innovation huddle on December 4, 2017

Impact in Action: Future Entrepreneurs Share Ideas with Philanthropist Peter J. Werth

Jaclyn Paride ’17 (BUS) (CLAS), of Zapployment answers question from Peter J. Werth during an entrepreneurship and innovation huddle on December 4, 2017
Jaclyn Paride ’17 (BUS) (CLAS), of Zapployment answers question from Peter J. Werth during an entrepreneurship and innovation huddle on December 4, 2017. (Photo / Peter Morenus, UConn)

UConn’s future entrepreneurs had the unique opportunity to pitch their businesses to someone who knows what it takes to create a company from scratch: Peter J. Werth, philanthropist and innovator in generic prescription medication.Read Full Story

Philanthropist Peter J. Werth, UConn Foundation President and CEO Joshua R. Newton, and UConn Foundation Board of Directors Chair Dan Toscano ’87

UConn Receives Second Largest Gift in its History

Philanthropist Peter J. Werth, UConn Foundation President and CEO Joshua R. Newton, and UConn Foundation Board of Directors Chair Dan Toscano ’87
Philanthropist Peter J. Werth, UConn Foundation President and CEO Joshua R. Newton, and UConn Foundation Board of Directors Chair Dan Toscano ’87 (Photo / UConn Foundation)

Philanthropist Peter J. Werth Commits $22.5 Million to Entrepreneurship and Innovation

The UConn Foundation has received a $22.5 million commitment from Peter J. Werth, ensuring a legacy of innovation and entrepreneurship for generations of students to come.Read Full Story

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

photo of Trisha Pitter, Dr. Cato Laurencin, and Dr. Linda Barry

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