Be sure to check out the pics from last week's celebration event for the end of the Ignite competition. More than 1,600 individuals gave more than $42,000 during Ignite to support UConn's students! Thank you all!
Congrats to all our Ignite 2014 winners (UConn Husky Sport, UConn Marching Band, UConn Community Outreach and UConn Asian American Cultural Center for coming in 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4th place) in the #Ignite competition!! And to everyone who supported them and gave to help UConn's students, THANK YOU!!!!
#bleedblue! You can easily show your support for our Final Four teams by making a gift via text message! Choose either the new UConn Basketball Champions Center or the Husky Annual Scholarship Fund. It takes seconds and helps secure the future of UConn basketball. Share with your network of UConn fans too!
With just two weeks left to Ignite 2014, we challenged the teams to submit a great video telling their story, in hopes of also winning a $1,000 prize for the best video. The entries have been great, and we're looking forward to sharing some of them soon!
Here are some photos from Monday's event announcing that Tony Rizza '87, a former UConn men's soccer co-captain, is now UConn's largest athletic donor with a pledge total of $8 million, $5 million of which is a match challenge to rebuild Morrone Stadium and transform the facility into the Rizza Family Soccer Complex. Credit: UConn Athletics.
UConn's most generous donors, Carole and Ray '56 '01H Neag, have built upon their legacy of transformational philanthropy with a new $3-million gift to support UConn Health. Through their support of the Carole and Ray Neag Comprehensive Cancer Center, they are providing hope, care, research and education in the fight against cancer. We simply cannot say thank you enough. http://www.foundation.uconn.edu/stories-of-giving/2014-04-neags.html
UConn 's dual national basketball championships brought publicity that no university could buy, from the "Today" show visiting the Storrs campus to Jimmy Fallon inviting star center Stephanie Dolson to a game of Xbox one-on-one.
Amazing student teams racing to the championship, and this time we're not talking about the NCAAs! The Ignite competition ends tonight, and it's been a crazy few days. It literally is still anyone's game to win. If you haven't supported a team yet, do it today...your gift of $5 could help them win $10,000...or more! http://ignite2014.kintera.org
Richard '69 '77 and Kathleen Narowski support graduate fellowships in the UConn School of Engineering in part to attract the best students to UConn. Richard also gives his time to the school through his work on the Computer Science & Engineering Advisory Board. Thank you to the Narowskis and everyone who supports UConn's graduate students!
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