The University of Connecticut’s 30,000 undergraduate and graduate students have dreams of becoming scientists, teachers, health care professionals, artists, business entrepreneurs, engineers and more. Their journey begins with outstanding academics and career guidance, but important experiences also come from outside the classroom. Students can seek out faculty mentors; participate in groundbreaking research, community service and public engagement activities; and build lifelong connections with fellow students.

Private support ensures that these opportunities will always be a part of educating the entire student.

Participation and Consecutive Year Giving

Consistent levels of private support are a key factor in planning for the University. When you give on a regular annual basis you enable UConn to plan for the future with assurance. In 2012, 18% of donors have supported UConn for over 20 years!

Leadership Giving Society

2012-09-leadership-brochure.jpgLeadership donors who support UConn through annual giving contributions are recognized and thanked through a number of exclusive annual giving recognition societies. Join us today with your gift of $1,000 or more! Learn more about Leadership Giving in our brochure.

Student Calling Program

The Office of Annual Giving reaches out to alumni, parents and friends through our Student Calling Program. More than 100 bright, engaging students make over one million calls each year as we contact members of the UConn family to ask for your support. Please take a minute to speak with our students when they call. They love to hear about your UConn experiences and can even give you a quick update on what’s happening at UConn today!

Increase the Value of Your Gift

More than 8,000 U.S. companies match their employees’ gifts to the UConn Foundation. Click here or contact your human resources department to find out if your employer matches gifts made to the Foundation.

See How Your Gifts Have an Impact

A gift of any size to the University of Connecticut can make a big difference. Thousands of individual gifts are pooled together to provide scholarships, support research, offer enrichment activities to students, and so much more. In 2010, donations of less than $250 collectively totaled more than $1.7 million for UConn.

  • 25 gifts of $25 will purchase two cases of test tubes for a laboratory classroom
  • 85 gifts of $50 will provide one semester of a weekly “special night” program in a residence hall
  • 100 gifts of $125 will support an Academic Excellence Scholarship for a deserving student
  • 4 gifts of $250 will support the Global Leadership Commission (GLC), a student group that brings renowned leaders in their fields to campus to speak at UConn
  • 5 gifts of $300 will hire three faculty members or PhD students to teach 1-credit Learning Community seminars
  • 8 gifts of $500 will support student summer research (SURF) or creative projects
  • 5 gifts of $1,000 will allow an academic department to hire interns, providing both needed labor and practical job experience.
  • 10 gifts of $1,250 will support an Academic Excellence Scholarship for a deserving student.
  • 10 gifts of $2,500 will send 50 students on alternative spring break trips for community service experiences.
  • 2 gifts of $5,000 will enable the library to subscribe for two years to a digital database of the New York Times back to the first issue in 1851.
  • 16 gifts of $10,000 will help produce a Summer Series show at UConn’s Connecticut Repertory Theatre, where students can hone their skills in theater and dramatic arts.
  • 2 gifts of $15,000 will underwrite an in-state student’s expenses for a year.
  • 1 gift of $25,000 will pay the registration for 250 students to attend leadership/professional development conferences.

(Looking for a list of things you can support? Click here.)


Office of Annual Giving
The University of Connecticut Foundation, Inc.
2390 Alumni Drive Unit 3206
Storrs, CT 06269-3206
800.269.9965 or 860.486.1173

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