About Us

The UConn Club

The UConn Club is a booster organization of the University’s Division of Athletics and operates in compliance with all the rules and regulations of the NCAA. The UConn Club is an exempt organization as described in Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. The Club was founded in 1953. It is comprised of loyal and dedicated alumni, parents, and friends of the University of Connecticut who wish to express their support to the University through their particular interest in UConn Athletics. The Club’s objectives are to raise funds for UConn student-athlete scholarships and capital for athletic facilities working closely with the UConn Division of Athletics.

The UConn Club is conducting fund raising activities for the 2021-2022 academic year. These include our auctions, 50/50 Raffles, a Golf Tournament, and more.

The Board of Directors of The UConn Club works with the  University of Connecticut Husky Athletic Fund on fundraising activities.

All Husky Athletic Fund donors of $100 or more are considered members of The UConn Club.  Click here for more information.

If you are interested in helping out The UConn Club, click here for more information.


Paul Young

Vice President
Steve Weir

Steven Germaine

Assistant Treasurer
Lori Riiska

Walter Palma

Board Members
Gregg Atterberry
Ramona Beckius (Emeritus)
Barry Botticello (Emeritus)
James Capella
Rick Carbray (Emeritus)
Michael Cartona
Bill DeGrazia
Kim Demsey
Kathie Deptula
David Ditta
John Driscoll
Bob Goodman (Emeritus)
Joshua A. Hawks-Ladds, Esq.
Robert Hensley
Ken Kaminsky, Jr.
Al Kelland
Jim Oleksiw
Paul Samele, Sr. (Emeritus)
Sandy Senich
Richard Smeriglio
Mark Sinatro (Emeritus)
J. Brian Smith (Emeritus)
Frank Tavera
Joe Tavera
Bill Taylor
Peder von Harten

In order to become a candidate for The Board of Directors, individuals must be a current donor to The Husky Athletic Fund. Then you may submit your name to the nominating committee of The UConn Club. The Board of Directors meets once a month, and their annual meeting is typically held in May or June. All donors to The Husky Athletic Fund are welcome to attend the Annual Meeting. If you have any questions about becoming a candidate for The UConn Club Board of Directors or for further information about The UConn Club, please contact the UConn Husky Fund office at 860-486-3863