Meet Our Donors

Helping Graduate Students While Honoring Husband

Marjorie Romano

Marjorie "Jean" Romano '77 (MA) is giving back to UConn through her estate plan to leave a legacy and honor her husband at the same time. Read More

Gifts From Japanese Internment Camp Survivor Support Future Generations

Satoshi Oishi

Satoshi Oishi ’49 (ENG) never forgot the support and sense of belonging he felt at UConn. Read More

Scholarship Will Help Marginalized Students Become Scientists

Jim Stolzenbach

Jim Stolzenbach ’76 (CLAS) is passionate about science and wants UConn students, particularly those from marginalized backgrounds, to consider going into scientific fields. He also stands ready to help them. Read More

Professor Emeritus Gives Back to Support Students

Carlton Molette

When Carlton Molette, professor emeritus of dramatic arts and Africana studies, retired from UConn in 2008, colleagues decided to set up a scholarship in his name. Read More

Alumna Bequest Continues a Lifetime of Helping Others

Angela Martinelli

Angela Martinelli has helped others all her life. Her legacy will live on with her bequest to UConn that will support students in the military and help improve the environment. Read More

Alumna Gives History Department a Boost With Bequest, Fellowship

Sandra Rux

When Sandra Rux ’69 (CLAS) was in the third grade, she went on a field trip to visit the Jamestown living history park in Virginia. Read More

Neag Alumna Sets Up Planned Gift for Literacy Research

Julie Wood

Dr. Julie Wood has devoted her life to developing literacy in children. With a gift to UConn to fund research in that area, her passion becomes her legacy. Read More

Pharmacy Alumnus Gives to Honor Mentor, Promote Community Health

Greg Susla

Greg Susla '80 (PHR) treasures his fond memories of his days at UConn's School of Pharmacy in the '70s. "The camaraderie between my classmates and the professors was great, like a big family," he recalls. "It was a good foundation for my early career in pharmacy." Read More

Alum Gives $250,000 to Support UConn's Free Tuition Programs

Chris Lafond '87 is a strong believer in the power of education. His gift to support the University's new tuition program helps ensure finances don't get in the way of a student's education. Read More

Hoberman Scholarship and Mentorship Change Lives

Harvey Hoberman

Twenty-three scholarships. Countless mentoring connections. Increased opportunities at UConn's School of Law. And more to come. The late Harvey Hoberman '57 (CLAS), '60 J.D. established the Joan Hoberman and Harvey Hoberman Scholarship at the UConn School of Law in 1995 as a tribute to his late wife. Read More

Nafe Katter's Legacy Lives on in New Drama Production Facility

Nafe Katter

Though he was retired, Nafe Katter gave $1 million to UConn's acting program 15 years ago to build a new theater on campus. Read More

Paying It Forward With a Gift

Judy Eckert

Judy Eckert created a scholarship at UConn that she hopes will encourage and support young women in the STEM field. Read More

The Ackermans' Love of Learning Lives on in Bequest to UConn

Ralph and Eileen Ackerman

Ralph and Eileen Ackerman knew the importance of a quality education. Their love of learning led them to make a gift that will impact UConn students for years to come. Read More

Alum's Gift Supports Community Service, Judaic Studies

Stephen Cohen

Stephen Cohen led a quiet, intensely private life in southern California, but his legacy at UConn is larger than life. Read More

Taking Inspiration

Russ St. John

During a recent visit back to UConn's School of Engineering, Russ St. John '80 (ENG), '85 (MBA) met several remarkable students he supported with a scholarship donation. Read More

Stamford Donors Find Joy Creating a Legacy of Philanthropy

Re and Peter Telep

Donors Peter ’55 (BUS) and Ré Telep are committed to supporting UConn Stamford students today and in the future. Read More