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Alex Schachter and Family Memorial Scholarship Fund

The Schachter family of Florida is starting a UConn scholarship in memory of their 14-year-old son who was killed in the mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida in February.

Gifts to this fund will help provide scholarships to students who, like Alex, always wanted to play in the UConn marching band.

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Doug Morgan ’86 Scholarship

The Doug Morgan ’86 Scholarship Fund was established in 2017 by friends and family of Doug Morgan. Doug honored us by sharing his infectiously fun-loving attitude and zest for life. This fund honors him by supporting what he loved the most at UConn (Marching Band). Current students who love the Band as much as Doug did and who aspire to help others will themselves be helped through this fund.

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Dr. David L. Mills Fund

Created in honor of David Mills’ 20th anniversary and his lasting legacy on the UCMB. This endowment is a permanent source of support that will help build a firm foundation for the future of the band.

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Marching/Pep Bands Fund

This fund provides for areas of greatest need relating to the marching band as recommended by the Director of Bands in the Music Department within the School of Fine Arts.

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Direct From Donors

The UConn Marching Band played such an important part in my life! It was the highlight of my four years at UConn. I have such fond memories of band camp, trips to Wright’s Chicken Farm, playing in Disney World, band practice three times a week, playing in the rain, in the snow and in the heat! My life has been truly blessed because of the friends and memories I have from the UCMB! I was truly blessed to be a part of the UConn Family from 1988-1992.
Gwenn Gerken Noel '92 Donor, Dr. David L. Mills Fund
I give to support the UConn Marching Band because I was in the UCMB from 1974-1978 under the direction of Dr. Gillespie and David Maker. The experiences of the marching band are the most memorable from my 4 years at UConn. It’s a great institution of dedication, pride and excellence. Keep On Marching!
Jeanne Stamm '78 Donor, Dr. David L. Mills Fund
My years at UConn and as a member of the UCMB were invaluable in so many ways. I want to honor the time I spent there by perhaps making it easier for someone else to have the experience of a lifetime as well.
Maria ‘96 Donor, Marching/Pep Bands Fund
The UConn Marching Band has had a very special place in my life. I played in every band on campus during my years on the Storrs campus. During my sophomore year (1962), I founded Delta Omicron, the first chapter in New England of Kappa Kappa Psi, the national band fraternity. Eight new brothers joined D.O. during the fall 2013 semester. I am pleased and thankful to know that I have left a legacy at UConn with the formation of D.O. and to have heard from many KKY alumni how much this fraternity meant to them.
William Dick '64 Donor, Marching/Pep Bands Fund
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