Our Moment (December 2011)

Bridging the Gap Between NYC and Storrs

2011-12-enews-nyc.jpgThe distance between Storrs and New York City is only about 140 miles, a fairly quick drive. But the two locations may as well be on different worlds in practicality, a gap that the UConn Alumni Association – New York City Chapter is closing.

Matching Gifts Spur Student Giving 

2011-12-enews-philday2.jpgThe Student Philanthropy Association marked its second annual Philanthropy Day, and is hitting a new stride with additional members and two matching gift challenges from alumni David Barton '61 and Denis Nayden '76 '77.

Grant Helps College Prep

2011-12-enews-balfour.jpgA grant supporting a college readiness program for two Bridgeport schools—Bassick High and Longfellow School—has been awarded by the Lloyd G. Balfour Foundation.

Alum Finds Success, Gives Back 

2011-12-enews-agonis.jpgA successful career allows a School of Business alumnus to make a gift to support those following in his path.

Exploring New Literacies
Part Five in a Series About Endowed Faculty

2011-12-enews-leu.jpgIs reading a school textbook and reading information online the same? No, says Donald Leu, director of UConn’s New Literacies Research Lab and the John and Maria Neag Endowed Chair in Literacy and Technology.

Entrepreneurial Veterans Inspire Gift 

2011-12-enews-ebv.jpgA program that assists disabled military veterans to start entrepreneurial ventures has been supported through a $75,000 gift from an alumni couple inspired by the program’s students.

Calhouns Honored for Giving

2011-12-enews-calhoun.jpgThe UConn Foundation has presented its first Philanthropy Award to Jim and Pat Calhoun for their extraordinary humanitarian and philanthropic efforts.

Couple Supports Promising Cancer Research

2011-12-enews-lublin.jpgRichard and Jane Lublin, of Avon, have made a new gift of $25,000 to support cancer research at the Carole and Ray Neag Comprehensive Cancer Center at the University of Connecticut Health Center.

30,000 Reasons to Contribute

2011-12-enews-30000.jpgPrivate support from people like you helps UConn attract and retain outstanding students, faculty, researchers and staff in order to excel as an institution. And the Fund for UConn plays an important role in what we are trying to accomplish.

SAVE THE DATE: White Coat Gala

2011-12-enews-whitecoat.jpgThe third annual White Coat Gala on
April 21 will support the UConn Health Center and honor three innovators in the health care of today and tomorrow.

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