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Student Philanthropy

What is philanthropy?

Philanthropy is defined as promoting the welfare of others, through the donation of goods, services, time, or money.  The word “philanthropy” is rooted in the Greek language: “philo” means love, and “anthros” is the root for mankind.  Philanthropy comes in many different forms—but they all express kindness and promoting the well-being of others.

Who is Vin¢ent?

Vinny the PigVin¢ent, or Vinny the Pig(gy Bank), is the student philanthropy mascot. Named after Vincent Coffin, the University of Hartford’s first chancellor, Vin¢ent promotes student philanthropy and awareness. He believes in giving back and the power of working together for the future of UHart students.

How Can I Help?

  1. Send an email requesting a Vinny the Pig(gy bank) today!

  2. Fill your piggy bank with change or cash throughout the semester.

  3. Be on the lookout for emails from Vinny including Roundup reminders and other philanthropy information.

  4. Attend #FeedVinny Roundups to empty your piggy bank and help your fellow students reach their education goals!

  5. Are you interested in promoting student philanthropy at UHart? Send an email to request more information about an exciting job opportunity as a Student Philanthropy Ambassador!

Why Give?

Did you know 93 percent of University of Hartford students receive financial aid? Whether you’re a senior or a first-year student, YOU can make a difference in the lives of your peers by supporting the UHart Impact Fund. It's not about giving a little or a lot, it's about GIVING!

For more information, contact Brittany Guarna, assistant director of annual giving, at or 860.768.2412.