The Bristol Press- Dan Toscano, originally from Bristol, has been named chairman of the UConn Foundation’s board of directors.
A Darien resident and UConn alumnus, Toscano is now a financial executive who has been a generous donor to the university.
1975 Graduate’s “Generous Gift” to help UConn Students
The UConn Foundation has received a $1.5 million commitment that will help students majoring in political science or a business discipline pay for college.
Alumnus Richard Minoff ’75 has bequeathed the scholarship funds for students in those majors. The gift will be evenly split between the political science department and the School of Business, helping students well into the future.Continue Reading
Bank of America to Support Initiative for Veterans
UConn’s Entrepreneurship Boot Camp for Veterans with Disabilities (EBV) has received a $15,000 grant from the Bank of America Foundation.
The grant will support UConn’s program in the School of Business that provides disabled veterans with training in entrepreneurship and small business management, the UConn Foundation, which applied for the grant, announced.Continue Reading
Alumni Say Though Campus Has Changed, the Camaraderie at UConn Remains the Same
The School of Business welcomed four new members to its Hall of Fame and paid tribute to veterans of the U.S. Armed Services in a May 8 ceremony at the Connecticut Convention Center in Hartford.
Among the inductees were: David B. Greenfield ’84; Norman W. Lacroix ’72 MBA, Wendy Reeves Watkins ’74. The late Brigadier Gen. James S. Creedon ’53 was inducted posthumously.
Dean John A. Elliott noted that this year’s inductees have not only achieved tremendous success in their careers, but have made a personal commitment to the betterment of their communities by advocating for and supporting higher education, theaters and museums, food banks and many other deserving institutions.Continue Reading
Gala Evening Celebrates Accomplishments of UConn’s Prestigious Real Estate Program
Some 300 people—from real estate legends to revered faculty to soon-to-be graduates—filled the Rome Ballroom on the Storrs campus to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Center for Real Estate and Urban Economic Studies.
The tight-knit commercial real estate community came out to laude the program’s accomplishments, honor those who have shaped its success, reminisce about the growth of the program over the decades, and to look enthusiastically toward the future.
The UConn Real Estate program has long been regarded as one of the best in the country. Director John Glascock announced that the program’s Advisory Council has secured $2 million in endowed funds for the program during the last four years. At the dinner it was announced that an endowed scholar position would be created in honor of William Kinnard, the first director of the Center. Long-time Professor John Clapp will be named as The William N. Kinnard Research Scholar. Continue Reading
School of Business Alumnus Gives to Make College Accessible to All
UConn Foundation – UConn alumnus Dan Toscano says the best part about giving to scholarships is seeing the blossoming that can happen to a student during his or her college career. “You see a career start to play out, and it started with a good foundation,” he said in a segment that will play on Connecticut NPR stations from April 20 through Memorial Day weekend.