Category: Foundation News

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

Carole and Ray '56 '01H Neag at the 7th Annual White Coat Gala in 2016

UConn Mourns Loss of Alum Ray Neag, Largest Benefactor

Carole and Ray '56 '01H Neag at the 7th Annual White Coat Gala in 2016
Carole and Ray ’56 ’01H Neag at the 7th Annual White Coat Gala in 2016

Ray Neag ’56 ’01H, of Goshen, Conn. and Wyomissing, Penn., a philanthropist who built his fortune in the medical device industry, died Thursday, April 19 at age 86. Read Full Story

Amanda Bradley '15 MA writes on the rock on UConn Gives giving day

First UConn Gives Event Raises Over $260,000

Amanda Bradley '15 MA writes on the rock on UConn Gives giving day
Amanda Bradley ’15 MA writes on the rock on UConn Gives giving day. (G. J. McCarthy/UConn Foundation)

36-hour giving day event receives nearly 2,500 gifts

During UConn’s first-ever online giving event, many supporters enthusiastically came together, which resulted in nearly 2,500 gifts, raising more than $260,000 for the University. Read Full Story

Alumni couple

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