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Sunday, July 17, 2005

Happy Days for University of Connecticut's School of Law and Health Center

The University of Connecticut School of Law and its Health Center recently received a generous gift from a former alum.   According to the school's press release,

A prominent Connecticut family has made two gifts totaling $1.75 million to the University of Connecticut's School of Law and the UConn Health Center. Both gifts are eligible to be submitted to the state matching endowment gift program, which could ultimately bring the total to more than $2 million.

The gifts were made by the Chase family, which has a long history of supporting the University, including a gift that established the Chase Family Chair in Juvenile Diabetes at the Health Center.

"These two very generous gifts represent a substantial new investment in the University. We are deeply grateful for thefamily's significant commitment to our institution," University President Philip E. Austin said. "We are indeed fortunate to count the Chase family among our friends. I am thankful, too, for their recognition that private philanthropy is perhaps the differentiating factor between a very good public university and a great one, and that their gifts for research, teaching and public service at UConn will ultimately benefit countless individuals whose lives the University touches."

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