President & CEO, UCONN Foundation
Mr. Newton came to the UConn Foundation in 2013 as President & CEO and has since then been working closely with UConn President Susan Herbst and her administration in successfully increasing fundraising efforts, with a focus on increasing scholarship support for students. Additionally, Mr. Newton has worked to strengthen engagement of UConn alumni and other constituents with the University, bringing together alumni relations under the umbrella of the Foundation, creating a unified approach to our outreach. Previously as vice president for University Development at Emory University in Atlanta, he was a driving force behind a successful $1.7 billion fundraising campaign that ranks as the largest in the school’s history. Prior assignments at Emory included assistant vice president for health sciences development and senior associate vice president for arts and sciences development. A graduate of Belmont Abbey College, Mr. Newton’s fundraising experience also includes Converse College and Presbyterian Hospital. He has served as Secretary on the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) International Board. Mr. Newton holds the designation of Certified Fund Raising Executive (CFRE) and is a member of the Council for the Advancement and Support of Education (CASE). Mr. Newton is also a member of the Board of Directors of the Hartford Stage.
Belmont Abbey College, BA Business Administration