The School seeks to secure financial support in three crucial areas.
First, to endow chairs and professorships to attract and retain outstanding faculty, critical for any outstanding school. Endowed chairs are key to excellence, as they provide flexibility for innovative faculty research initiatives and attract internationally eminent scholars – academic leaders who can, in turn, attract other top researchers, teachers, and graduate students to the school.
Second, to increase scholarship and fellowship support for undergraduate, certificate, master’s, and doctoral students through endowed and restricted scholarships. Strong academic programs, aided by strong scholarship and fellowship support, are fundamental attributes of a top national public research university. High-achieving students typically receive scholarship offers from multiple sources outside the state. To recruit and retain them, the School must be able to compete academically and financially, or risk losing students to out-of-state schools, ultimately draining future leaders away from Connecticut’s workforce.
Finally, the School seeks to enhance support for existing programs – including lectures, research seminars, and visiting scholars – as well as new programs. Enriched programs offered outside the classroom and laboratory are providing students with numerous educational opportunities that create an environment in which creativity and discovery lead to new levels of achievement.
The Charles Beach Society honors the many individuals that support the University through will, trust, retirement plan and life insurance gifts. The Society also honors donors who make gifts that will enhance their or a loved one’s financial position, and ultimately support the School of Nursing’s initiatives. You can learn more on the Foundation’s Planned Giving website.
Memorial and Honor Donation
Many donors choose to honor a loved one or friend with a gift to support UConn in his or her name. Perhaps the gift is in memory of a grandmother who loved UConn athletics, an alum who attended the University or in honor of an inspirational professor. The Foundation’s Planned Giving website provides useful information to facilitate gifts made in someone’s honor or memory.