Author: Kristina Goodnough

Challenging Others to Support Excellence

September 22, 2014

Linda and David Glickstein believe so strongly in the value of UConn’s Mentor Connection enrichment program for talented high schoolers, they established a challenge grant to encourage others to help support it. The Glicksteins will match dollar for dollar any pledge up to $1,000 per donor for a total of $15,000. Their goal is to […]

Retired Educator Pledges Estate to Endow Scholarship Fund

September 27, 2012

  As a biology teacher and department head for E.O. Smith High School in Storrs, Jack Cohen helped educate young people for most of his life. Retired in 1989 after 31 years, Cohen still believes deeply in the value of education and has decided to support it even after he is gone.  Cohen has pledged […]

Small Grant Makes Big Difference for Neag Alumna

July 19, 2012

As a graduate student 35 years ago, Paula Ivaska Robbins received a $500 grant from the UConn Research Foundation to provide funds for her Ph.D. dissertation. The grant allowed her to travel around New England, interviewing businessmen who had successfully navigated midlife career changes. It was a relevant topic for Robbins who, as director of […]

The Renzulli Academy for High Performing/Low Income Students in Hartford Receives Grant for Summer Enrichment Program

March 27, 2012

With a $250,000 grant from the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation, the Renzulli Academy in Hartford will establish a robust summer enrichment program for its high potential/low income students. The academy, which opened two years ago, serves 110 students in grades four through eight using an approach to learning designed to affect the entire culture of […]