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Read stories related to Neag School donors, new scholarships, giving campaigns, and other funding initiatives.

People’s United Community Foundation Awards $40,000 for CommPACT Schools Initiative

November 15, 2010

People’s United Community Foundation, the philanthropic arm of People’s United Bank, announced that it has awarded $40,000 to the University of Connecticut Foundation for their CommPACT Schools initiative on school reform. The grant will support the Neag School of Education’s innovative CommPACT initiative, designed to help close the achievement gap in Connecticut. Under the leadership […]

Scholarships Go to 170 Neag Students

August 24, 2010

Scholarships were bestowed on students who have excelled in the arenas of special needs, physical therapy, educational leadership and a host of other specialties at the Neag School of Education’s 16th Annual Honors Celebration in April. “Over the past 16 years, this event has grown from a small, lunchtime reception in the faculty lounge, to […]

Bank of America Gift Supports Teacher-Training Partnership Between Bulkeley High, UConn

June 9, 2010

Bank of America has donated $25,000 through the UConn Foundation to the Teacher Preparatory Studies Program at Bulkeley High School, a new initiative that prepares and encourages talented students, particularly from minority groups, to become teachers. The initiative is believed to be the state’s first dedicated teaching program focused on recruiting, supporting, and preparing talented […]

Three Gifts Bolster CommPACT School Reform Effort

February 15, 2010

Three significant gifts totaling close to $500,000 will help support the CommPACT School Reform Initiative, based at the Neag School of Education. The innovative program, designed to improve student achievement and school climate, recently received $250,000 from The NEA Foundation, $195,000 from the Lloyd G. Balfour Foundation and more than $50,000 from AT&T Cconnecticut. CommPACT […]

Dean’s Annual Appeal

February 12, 2010

During the month of February, you will be receiving a message from Dean Thomas DeFranco asking for your support of the Neag School Dean’s Fund.  We hope will be able to respond to his appeal and consider a gift of any size to this most important of funds. The Dean’s Fund supports the areas of greatest […]

Renzulli’s Offer to Match Contributions to Gifted Scholarship

February 3, 2010

When Neag School Professor Joseph Renzulli was awarded the prestigious McGraw Prize in Education last fall, he received a bronze sculpture and a gift of $25,000. Soon after, Joe, and his wife and research colleague Sally Reis decided to use the money to match any donation made to their scholarship fund, which was created several […]

John N. Leach Fellowship Fund Established

February 3, 2010

Last spring, the Neag School family was saddened by the loss of John Leach, associate professor of bilingual-multicultural education.  With the approval of Sofia Leach, John’s widow, the Bilingual-Multicultural Education faculty and staff honored his memory by establishing the John N. Leach Fellowship Fund to be awarded to graduate students who demonstrate financial need and […]