UConn Gives by the numbers
Other highly successful projects included the Neag School of Education’s Think About the Link Resources project, which helps teachers and schools link learning and health initiatives to facilitate whole-child success, and the 100% UConn Law Challenge, which completed its second consecutive top-three finish. Each of the top three projects will receive additional challenge funds from the University.
Donors at various levels or to specific projects received thank-you items, including argyle socks featuring Jonathan, Husky water bottles, and UConn Gives chocolate-covered cookies. But many found that supporting their favorite aspect of life at UConn was rewarding enough in itself.
Freshman Nayara Zainadine ’22 (ENG), gave to the SPARK program, which aims to shrink the gender gap in STEM fields. Nayara is both a graduate of the program and a current mentor for others. “I want to show the next generation of women in STEM that engineers break barriers and they can help break the mold,” she said.
It’s a family affair for Peter Roisman ’86 LAW, who made his UConn Gives gift to the Law School’s Semester in D.C. program: “Simply put, UConn Law School has been very important to the Roisman family. My father Gerald, my wife Emily, our daughter Alexandra, my soon-to-be son-in-law, and I are all UConn Law School graduates.”
“We are deeply grateful for the generosity that UConn Nation showed in the span of less than two days,” said Senior Vice President for Development Jake Lemon. “It is inspiring to see students, alumni, faculty, staff, parents, and friends band together in this way to benefit the University and its programs.”
Keep the momentum going
UConn Gives 2019 might be over, but you can still make an impact by supporting any cause at UConn.