"The Human Rights Institute at the University of Connecticut is a leading innovator in research and teaching that critically engages the theory and practice of human rights." — Human Rights Institute Director Kathryn Libal
UConn has an international reputation in the field of human rights—a reputation that has grown rapidly over the past 20 years.
The University's Human Rights Institute—a vital hub for research, education, and outreach—stands among the nation's best. To ensure its long-term financial stability and continued growth, we aim to build a $6 million endowment.
Recognizing UConn's growing stature in human rights, philanthropist George Soros, through the Open Society Foundations, has offered a matching challenge in the form of an endowed scholarship gift of $2 million. The gift requires that UConn donors provide significant matching contributions. Alumnus Gary Gladstein, the Institute's primary benefactor since its founding, along with his wife Dr. Phyllis Gladstein have launched the project with a lead gift of $2 million for HRI program support securing the first $1 million of the match.
We invite you to join us in meeting this challenge as we seek an additional $2 million. This will prompt the Soros Foundation to transfer the remaining $1 million in student support. Through your endowment gift for program support, faculty, or scholarships that strengthen the Human Rights Institute, you will make a difference, not just at UConn, but in the world.
Every gift will make a difference!