The 2019-2020 academic year will be the first at the University of Connecticut for new UConn Foundation President Scott M. Roberts. Roberts comes to UConn from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas where he served as president of the UNLV Foundation and vice president for philanthropy and alumni engagement, according to a recent press release.
After a mere 36 hours of fundraising, UConn Gives raised $324,140 for various school organizations, athletic teams and scholarships. It would appear that the education and opportunity afforded to graduates by this university has invoked a fair semblance of lucrative gratitude from beneficiaries and supporters nationwide.
From 7 a.m. March 27 to 7 p.m. March 28, University of Connecticut supporters can make a monetary gift of any amount to their favorite causes at any campus, UConn Law, UConn Health, learning communities, athletics, scholarships or the Students First Fund, a fund that donates to students who have experienced an unanticipated h
The University of Connecticut Foundation raised $71.8 million dollars from 22,243 donors in fiscal year 2017 and saw growth in the university’s endowment, according to Josh Newton, President and CEO of the UConn Foundation.
The donated money came from a variety of sources, mainly UConn alumni, Newton said in an email.
The university’s endowment rose 11.9 percent, according to the 2017 annual report. The endowment jumped from $377.2 million to $421.9 million over the fiscal year.