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Thank you

Your generosity made more of an impact than ever. In a year with unprecedented challenges, having the support of the UHart community helped the University of Hartford fulfill its mission, enabling our faculty, staff, and students to quickly adapt. Most of all, you gave students the strength to persevere—you were there when they needed you most. Thank you. 

Your Impact in Fiscal Year 2019–20

9,388 total gifts

34% from alumni
7% from parents
48% from friends
4% from students
7% from foundations and organizations

Total giving: $14.19M

Total gift commitments, including over $10.6M in new gifts and pledges, and over $3.5M in new planned gift intentions and in realized bequests from Founders' Planned Giving Society members.

1,434 Rosen Society members

Members of the Rosen Society, our most loyal supporters, ensured the continued success of our students, helping to sustain UHart's mission with a total of over $3.5M in gifts.

Record-Breaking Founders Day Challenge

The Founders Day Challenge was a huge success thanks to 2,119 UHart community members, with 30% of all gifts from our enthusiastic students!

$151.9M

As of June 30, 2020, our endowment was valued at $151,936,277.

Ensuring every student succeeds

Alumni, families, and friends came together to ensure that every UHart student could succeed.

Grants through the Student Emergency Support Fund—in addition to the the flexible funding from the UHart Impact Fund, the University's annual fund—allowed us to overcome unforseen challenges and provide for those most impacted. The global pandemic revealed obstacles and disparities, with some needing today's basic learning tools, from reliable internet access to technology, and even pianos.

These funds allowed the Center for Student Success to provide students with items such as:

  • Chromebooks and HP laptops for remote learning
  • Wi-Fi hotspots and monthly fees
  • Groceries and meals for students who had to remain on campus for the spring and summer
  • Transporation arrangements for students to return home safely

"Thank you for providing me with the technology I needed in order to advance in my studies. It is nice to know that we have good people out in the world helping students, no matter the circumstances. Thank you for your support." –Anonymous student

Empowering future leaders

Everything we do—and all of your philanthropy—is in support of our students. Students are gaining real-world experience through hands-on research and internship opportunities throughout the seven schools and colleges. Additionally, Hawks are landing in a range of careers and advanced studies, from business to the performing arts to engineering and more. With your help, we are empowering UHart students to be the next generation of leaders that our world demands.

The Women's Advancement Initiative welcomed 29 new LEAD students into its FY20 program, which included workshops on public speaking, diversity in the workplace, inspiring a shared vision through teamwork, and, prior to the pandemic, over 250 hours of volunteering and community service. The year was bittersweet as we said goodbye to Mims Butterworth, an extraordinary woman with a lifelong commitment to educating and empowering young women. Her legacy will continue to live on through generations of women leaders through support from the Miriam and Oliver Butterworth & Family LEAD Program Endowed Fund.

Hartford Athletics student-athletes continued to excel athletically and academically, as Hawks posted an all-time record 3.54 departmental GPA during FY20. Prior to the COVID-19 shutdown, four Hawks programs (women’s soccer, men’s soccer, volleyball, and men’s basketball) qualified for their respective America East Championship games, while senior Terrel Davis qualified for the NCAA Indoor Track & Field Championships, becoming the first student-athlete to earn All-America honors in program history.

"We would not accomplish all that we do without the support of donors. Philanthropy means you support those around you to make sure they will have the opportunities to be successful and goal oriented. UHart helped me discover opportunities that I would not have at another school. UHart's dedication to providing aid to students is unmatched and a part of the reason I am here today."

Victoria Rozario '23

  

Our students say thanks
4,061
number of undergraduates—over 90% of full-time students—who benefited from scholarships and aid
$25,681
average aid package per student in FY20
438
Total number of endowed scholarships, including those established in FY20

Growth for a stronger future

Construction of a new center for advanced engineering and health professions, a state-of-the-art building that will transform the campus, is scheduled for completion in 2021. The 60,000-square-foot space will house new, specialized, and technology-rich labs and classrooms for in-demand programs in the College of Engineering, Technology, and Architecture; and the College of Education, Nursing and Health Professions.

In addition, the project includes renovations to Dana and UTC Halls and will also account for the increased demand on many general education courses offered through the College of Arts and Sciences.

Features include:
• Kinesiology Lab
• 3D Printing Lab
• Immersive Simulation Suite
• Human Performance Lab
• Cybersecurity Lab
• Robotics Lab
and much more.

Learn more

I give to the University of Hartford because, in 1954, as a student—at what was then Hillyer College—it gave me, an ex-GI at the age of 24, an opportunity to get an education that I doubt another institution would have offered. When someone helps you succeed, I feel you should repay the kindness. I like to think that my 50+ years of giving have, in some way, helped the University of Hartford become what it is today.

Bernie Rosen '61, M'66
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