Category: Press Releases

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

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

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

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

photo of the uconn foundation with the case circle of excellence award

UConn Foundation Wins CASE Bronze Circle of Excellence Award

photo of the uconn foundation with the case circle of excellence award

The UConn Foundation’s video featuring UConn student-athlete and cancer survivor Ryan Radue recently received international recognition.Read Full Story

Manolo Blahnik Sample Sale in West Hartford

art_ManoloBlahnikShoesDesigner Shoe Sale to Benefit UConn Scholarships

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