An anonymous donor gave $3 million to establish two endowed chairs in ecology and evolutionary biology, while a consumer financial services company is contributing to the university’s free-tuition program.
The leader of the University of Connecticut’s fundraising arm for the past five years will leave his post in mid-August to return to an executive fundraising post tied to Emory University in Atlanta.
The state House of Representatives gave final passage Monday to a bill that will increase the information the University of Connecticut’s private fundraising arm must make public. The bill now heads to Gov. Dannel P. Malloy’s desk.
State legislators have reached a compromise they hope will ease a dispute over transparency at the University of Connecticut Foundation. The foundation still would not be subject to the state’s Freedom of Information Act, however.
The University of Connecticut spends $7 million each year supporting its foundation; and in return that fundraising arm doles out about $40 million a year. Here are six charts that profile the UConn foundation’s financial performance.
I have never believed that the University of Connecticut’s interests in seizing control of the Alumni Association was about its assets. But if this is not the case, why has the university worked so hard in recent days to ask alumni to vote yes when it already has assumed responsibilities for alumni activities?
The University of Connecticut’s chief fundraising arm is on a roll, and many more students will get help paying for college as a result. “Hundreds of additional students will be supported,” said Josh Newton, the president of the UConn Foundation. The foundation raised $81.1 million in donations in the 2013-2014 fiscal year, a $17.5 million boost, 0r 27.5 […]
The dual NCAA championship titles won by The University of Connecticut’s basketball teams haven’t yet translated into a jump in gifts, the school’s primary fundraising arm has reported — but officials are not worried.