About The Foundation

The Eastern Connecticut State University Foundation (ECSU Foundation, Inc.) is a non-profit 501(c) (3) organization dedicated to raising funds to support programs at Eastern Connecticut State University.

Incorporated in 1971, the Foundation is directed by a volunteer board of business leaders and civic-minded friends of the university.

The Foundation raises funds for a variety of purposes central to the fiscal health and academic needs of the university. In receiving the majority of charitable contributions for Eastern Connecticut State University the Foundation enriches and enhances the academic quality and reputation of the institution.

Under the leadership of its independent Board of Directors, the ECSU Foundation receives gifts on behalf of the University, solicits donations, manages assets and distributes monies in accordance with prescribed procedures. The Foundation exists solely for the educational support of Eastern, but operates independently from the University under its own tax-exempt 501(c)(3) status.

The Foundation’s top priority is growing the institution’s endowment, with an emphasis on scholarships, special programs, faculty development, and classroom resources.

During the past nine years, assets have tripled and now total over $18 million.

ECSU Foundation, Inc.
83 Windham Street
Gelsi & Young Room 120
Willimantic, CT 06226

Kenneth J. DeLisa
Vice President for Institutional Advancement
Meghan Carden
Development Assistant
Phone: (860) 465-5267
Fax: (860) 465-4518