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August 19, 2009

Faculty and Staff Philanthropy Committee

On September 26, 2009, the University of Connecticut will launch the largest capital campaign in its history. Our University. Our Moment. The Campaign for UConn has a goal of raising $600 million in private support for the University's faculty, students and programs, which includes $155 million for the UConn Health Center.

Generating support for the campaign from our own faculty and staff is a priority for me and for the UConn Foundation, which is coordinating and implementing the campaign. To that end, I am asking any member of our faculty or staff interested in helping to define and implement fundraising priorities for the Health Center to join a new Faculty and Staff Philanthropy Committee that I am establishing.

Those interested in more information should contact Dina Plapler, Vice President for Development, at 860-679-8077 or dplapler@foundation.uconn.edu. I appreciate all that you do for our University every day, and look forward to working with you throughout the campaign as we envision the great potential of the future at the UConn Health Center.

Cato T. Laurencin, M.D., Ph.D.
Vice President for Health Affairs
Dean, School of Medicine