Our University. Our Moment. will raise support for five critical areas that are priorities in UConn’s academic plan.
UConn strives to provide exemplary undergraduate education. To improve access and continue attracting top students from Connecticut and beyond, UConn will increase support for scholarships and enhance curricular and research opportunities, focusing on priorities such as the honors, study abroad, internship, service learning and leadership development programs.
UConn is the state’s primary source for the next generation of doctors, pharmacists, lawyers, teachers, social workers and others. New fellowships will be used to recruit the best graduate students and postdoctoral fellows whose contributions to the research enterprise, in turn, will help raise UConn’s national profile and attract external research funding.
The faculty is the lifeblood of the University. These dedicated educators, scientists and researchers discover new knowledge and prepare tomorrow’s leaders to deliver solutions, technologies and policies that improve our quality of life. New endowed faculty chairs, professorships and fellowships—a recognized indicator of institutional strength—will enable UConn to retain accomplished existing faculty and recruit preeminent scholars to enhance priority programs.
Enhancing diversity and improving access are priorities at UConn. In addition to need-based scholarships for underrepresented populations, private philanthropy provides crucial support for a number of diversity initiatives: outreach programs in urban communities; college immersion programs for high-achieving middle school students; readiness and transition programs to help students succeed after they reach UConn; and mentorship programs with faculty, alumni and business leaders.
Improving the quality of life for Connecticut’s citizens is central to UConn’s mission. The University makes a difference in communities across the state through myriad outreach programs like the Cooperative Extension System, professional training programs and student-led community service projects. More than 1 million residents attend UConn’s museums, performance arts venues and athletic events annually. Private gifts will help broaden these efforts and ultimately strengthen the region and University.
|Graduate and professional education||
|UConn Health Center||
Giving to UConn historically has been concentrated in non-endowed (75 percent) versus endowed (25 percent) contributions. Increasing the volume of endowed gifts will strengthen UConn’s stable, long-term foundation of support. Through Our University. Our Moment. The Campaign for UConn, our objective is to move toward a greater balance, raising 65 percent in non-endowed gifts and 35 percent in endowed gifts.
|Non-endowed gifts (for current operations)||$390 million|
|Endowed gifts||$210 million|
Brian Otis, Vice President for Development & Campaign Management 860-486-5960
Assistant: Marie Hoelzer, Assistant to the Vice President for Development & Campaign Management 860-486-6910