Join Us In Accepting The Charger Challenge

The Charger Challenge is an ambitious $100 million capital campaign designed to shape and solidify the University’s future. It supports scholarships, programmatic enhancements, and innovation. Together, we can make a difference for generations of students.

Meeting the Challenge: Shaping the Next 100 Years

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The Charger Challenge: The Campaign for the University of New Haven, embodies the University’s mission since its founding: innovation, creativity and social impact, and the promise to educate an enterprising generation of students eager to explore new ways of thinking, doing, and problem-solving.

Our foundation is strong because of the support of so many people who believe in the transformational educational experience we have long provided our students. Your investment will enrich the work taking place on campus and ensure even more students are able to participate in our world-class education.

When you accept The Charger Challenge, you get us closer to meeting – even exceeding – our ambitious $100 million goal.

The 35th Annual Scholarship Ball

35th Annual Scholarship Ball

Support Scholarships Through the 35th Annual Scholarship Ball

Last year's Scholarship Ball raised more than $1.75 million, marking the fourth consecutive year we surpassed the $1 million threshold. Don't miss it!

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From the Campaign Co-Chairs

Philip H. Bartels

Philip H. Bartels, HON '11

Chair, Board of Governors

“For three generations of my family, the University of New Haven has been a central part of our lives. My father Hank served as a board member for more than three decades. I followed suit: Having served as vice chair for six years, I’m currently in my sixth and final year as chair. Now, with our third generation, my son Chris and his wife Minsung — the first members of our family to attend the University — I have witnessed firsthand the incredible impact that a degree from this institution can have on an individual’s life.”

William L. Bucknall Jr.

William L. Bucknall Jr., ’63, ’65, HON ’08

Vice Chair, Board of Governors

“Quite simply, education transforms lives. It opens countless doors for our students and serves as an impetus for both personal and professional growth. When I was a student, it was possible to work your way through college and graduate with no debt. I believe every one of us who has been fortunate in life should help students who are dedicated to getting an education. The Charger Challenge represents all that is possible if we provide those in our campus community an opportunity to make a lasting impact on the world.”