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Making a Difference: Donor Stories

Racquel Brown Walker '05


"[My parents] did not have the opportunity to go to college and spent much of their time working to support our family. I support the University annually because there are individuals in similar situations that have the motivation to obtain a degree but need additional support. Thanks to the University, I had the opportunity to graduate college without a huge financial burden." Read more.


Jacob Cross '04


"I received a scholarship to attend the University of Hartford, and I wanted to help enable current and future students to pursue their education at Hartford as well. I want to help them experience and learn from the same experiences I had." Read more.


Irmgard Klee '82 and Otmar Klee '67


“The University of Hartford meant a chance for me to finally get that degree that I wanted since finishing high school. For Otmar, without the degree, he would never have risen from punch card sorter to VP in data processing. It opened up all kinds of horizons for him.” Read more.


Mary Grill Murphy M'80


"I believe in "paying it forward" so in appreciation for the donors who made it possible for me to study, I do my small part to make it possible for some one else like me." Read more.


Dick Belkin '56 and Sherry Belkin


When Dick Belkin graduated from Hillyer College in 1956, he couldn't have imagined the path his life would take. After high school, he didn't immediately have the funds to attend college but with the help of scholarship aid, completed his degree. "I promised myself that if I ever made a buck, I would give them back the money." Read more.


Faculty and Staff Donor Spotlights


Faculty and staff are some of the University's greatest advocates, promoting our values, supporting our mission, and making UHart a force for good in our world. They believe in our students and support them every day. Many choose to display their vote of confidence through philanthropic contributions. Read more.