Our Moment (September 2010)

Alumnus Offers $25,000 Match to Urge Students to Give Back

A member of the class of 1961 has offered to match gifts made by students, up to $25,000 in total, an act that he hopes will teach students about the importance of philanthropy to the University.

Med Students Bike Across Country for Cause

Continuing a five-year tradition, four School of Medicine students rode across the country this summer to raise support for the Lea’s Foundation for Leukemia Research, a philanthropic supporter of the UConn Health Center.

Disabled Vets Learn Business Skills at UConn

The first class of veterans graduate this month from the Entrepreneurship Bootcamp for Disabled Veterans at the School of Business.

Private Support Helps Music Student Excel

A Student Undergraduate Research Fund (SURF) grant is helping UConn students like Conor Calabro reach for their dreams.


Calhoun Ride/Walk Raises Funds for
Neag Comprehensive Cancer Center

The 2010 NBC Connecticut Jim Calhoun Cancer Challenge Ride and Walk drew nearly 1,000 participants, tripling the participation rate from last year, to support the Carole and Ray Neag Comprehensive Cancer Center.

A Tenor Strikes a High Note for Philanthropy

Lee Melvin, vice president of enrollment management and planning, looks like a mild-mannered executive. But beneath the conservative demeanor smolders an opera singer's soul. Now he is sharing his joy with students through the Lee H. Melvin Opera Fund.

Grant Helps Freshman Writing Flourish Within UConn's Learning Communities

Grant Helps Freshman Writing Flourish Within UConn's Learning CommunitiesThe Davis Educational Foundation has made a $203,000 grant to further the teaching of writing to freshmen. The grant aids UConn’s increasingly popular Learning Communities, which bring together students of similar interests or majors.

A Graduate's Gift Celebrates Education, and Second Chances

Ross Mayer '70 has established a scholarship for UConn economics students.

A Singles Match That Ended with Love

They met at UConn. Today Tim and Pat Friar still have a strong connection to the University, and give back for all they received.

UPCOMING EVENTMobile-Friendly Version

The 13th annual South Park 5K Road Race and Fitness Walk to support the School of Medicine Outreach Clinic at the South Park Inn Homeless Shelter will be held Sunday, October 3 at the UConn Health Center.


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