DPP Giving

Support the Department of Public Policy

The Department of Public Policy appreciates your support! Your gifts enable us to more effectively recruit and reward top students and faculty. Donations help us offer scholarships, graduate assistantships, and a variety of enrichment activities for students.

Thank you!

David B. Walker Endowment (Fund #31403)Picture of David B. Walker

With a generous donation from 1991 MPA alumni, Parashar Patel, the MPA program has established the David B. Walker Endowment Fund with the UConn Foundation. This endowment honors David B. Walker, former director of the U.S. Advisory Commission on Intergovernmental Relations and director of UConn’s MPA program, who passed away in 2013. Dave dedicated his career to mentoring and supporting future leaders to influence government and politics to improve our country. The purpose of this fund is to provide a level of financial support to an MPA student who exemplifies tireless dedication to the public service.

“Dave Walker has had a huge impact on my life. I know he has touched a lot of alumni throughout the decades he served. Dave passed in 2013 and the MPA program celebrated 40 years that year. The timing just seemed right to donate and establish an award in Dave’s name,” commented Parashar. “This endowment, with the continued support of alumni, will ensure the MPA program can carry on Dave’s tradition of recognizing students who demonstrate that relentless dedication he always gave to each of his students.”

Please consider supporting the David B. Walker Endowment today!

Other Giving Options:

  • Department of Public Policy Fund (22664)
    For general departmental support including but not limited to: student enrichment activities, adjunct faculty stipends, and student travel.
  • Tenzer Fellowship Fund (30292)
    To provide financial support, in accordance with the terms of the fund, for incoming graduate students enrolled in the Master of Public Administration program.
  • Al G. Ilg Fellowship in Local Government (30707)
    To provide financial support, in accordance with the terms of the fund, for the best full-time graduate students enrolled in the Department of Public Policy’s MPA program. Awards will defray living or academic-related expenses.

Online giving made easy!

Please visit the UConn Foundation website, type in the fund number and name you wish to support in the search bar in the upper right corner of the page. Then, click the lookup button and click on the “Donate To” button.