Our Moment (September 2011)

Working with Heart
Part Four in a Series About Endowed Faculty

2011-09-enews-liang.jpgBruce Liang, MD, FACC, interim dean of the School of Medicine and director of the Pat and Jim Calhoun Cardiology Center, is making an impact on a disease that kills one person every minute in the United States. And he hadn’t even wanted to be a cardiologist.

President Herbst Leading by Example

2011-09-enews-herbst.jpgUnderscoring the critical nature of philanthropy and the humanities at UConn, President Susan Herbst and her husband have announced a gift of $100,000 to establish a scholarship for needy students.

Family Creates Sports Information Scholarship

2011-09-enews-soltys.jpgFamily members of Joseph J. Soltys, UConn’s sports information director from 1959 to 1984, have established an endowed scholarship at the University in their parents’ name.

New UConn Parents Help Spur Giving
with Matching Gift

2011-09-enews-boxer.jpgSeeking to emphasize the importance of philanthropy to the University, new UConn parents Mark '87 and Michelle Boxer are matching gifts made by other UConn parents to support UConn, aiming to raise a total of $250,000.

Honoring a Leader in Diversity

2011-09-enews-lavigne.jpgHonoring a dynamic UConn leader, the Andrea Dennis LaVigne Scholarship for Advancing Diversity supports students who think that diversity and multiculturalism are vital, and approach the issue with the same dedication, energy and spirit that she shows.

Lifetime Ties in Waterbury Boost UConn

2011-09-enews-desomma.jpgThree men who met each other in Waterbury's Town Plot section have touched UConn through their friendship and philanthropy.

IN FOCUS: Development
Part Three in a Series About the Foundation

stories-2011-08-zwick.jpgThe path to a historic gift blends the vision of a donor, the skills of the University and the hands-on work of one of the Foundation's development staff. In this installment of "In Focus," we look at how major gifts go from an idea to the headlines.

UConn Students Exceed Giving Challenge

2011-09-enews-studentgiving.jpgIn 2010, David Barton '61 presented a challenge to all UConn students: give at least $5 to support an area of your choice at the University, and he would match each gift dollar-for-dollar up to a total of $25,000. UConn's students responded in force.

Honoring the Spirit of Civility

2011-09-enews-merkle2.jpgThe path to success for Patrick Merkle '79 led through UConn's Stamford campus and into heated political discussions with two special professors. Today, he's creating a scholarship in their honor for Stamford students studying political science.
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