Giving


John Malfettone ’77 Named Foundation Board Chair

John Malfettone '77 (BUS) speaks about the importance of giving back to your alma mater, on the occasion of his induction into the School of Business Hall of Fame in 2017. (Nathan Oldham/UConn Photo)
John Malfettone ’77 (BUS) speaks about the importance of giving back to your alma mater, on the occasion of his induction into the School of Business Hall of Fame in 2017. (Nathan Oldham/UConn Photo)

John Malfettone ’77 became chair of the board of the UConn Foundation, the fundraising entity for the University of Connecticut, in October. Malfettone is a senior managing director at Clayton, Dubilier & Rice of New York City, one of the world’s Top 10 leveraged buyout private equity firms, from which he will retire at the end of the year.Continue Reading




UConn to Hold First-Ever Giving Day from April 4-5

UConn Gives: 36 Hours. All Paws In.
UConn Gives: 36 Hours. All Paws In.

UConn Gives. 36 Hours, All Paws In.

For the first time in history, UConn Nation is putting all paws in to support the University during a 36-hour online giving event.

UConn Gives will begin on April 4 and continue through April 5, encouraging supporters to make a gift of any amount to their UConn passion project: from student scholarships, to groundbreaking research, and beloved schools, colleges, and academic programs. Continue Reading



Professor Noble to Lead Werth Institute

Professor David Noble has been named the director of the Peter J. Werth Institute for Entrepreneurship and Innovation at UConn. (Nathan Oldham/UConn School of Business)
Professor David Noble has been named the director of the Peter J. Werth Institute for Entrepreneurship and Innovation at UConn. (Nathan Oldham/UConn School of Business)

Business School Professor Predicts UConn is on Cusp of Powerful Entrepreneurial Growth

David Noble, a professor-in-residence in the management department at the School of Business, has been named the director of the new Peter J. Werth Institute for Entrepreneurship and Innovation at UConn. Continue Reading




UConn Receives $22.5M Gift for Entrepreneurship, Innovation

Peter J. Werth speaks at an event to announce his $22.5 million commitment to the University on Dec. 4, 2017.
Peter J. Werth speaks at an event to announce his $22.5 million commitment to the University on Dec. 4, 2017. The pledge from Werth, an innovator in generic prescription medication, is the second-largest in University history. Seated is President Susan Herbst. (Peter Morenus/UConn Photo)

The UConn Foundation has received a $22.5 million commitment from Peter J. Werth, ensuring a legacy of innovation and entrepreneurship for generations of students to come.

“Peter’s transformative and historic commitment cements his legacy as a most generous friend to UConn,” said Josh Newton, President and CEO, UConn Foundation. “As a steadfast UConn supporter for many years, Peter has previously given very generously to our athletic programs. We’re grateful that his generosity has expanded to include academics, especially into an area that supports the economy of our state: entrepreneurship and innovation. We hope he will inspire others to follow his lead.” Continue Reading