Richard DelFavero ('56 '58) Donates $1.5 million for Endowed Chair
Richard DelFavero ('56 '58) has donated $1.5 million to establish the DelFavero Chair in Agricultural and Resource Economics. This generous gift is the second endowed Chair in the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources.
Since graduating more than fifty years ago, he has remained in an active role at the University. A member of the Founders Society of the UConn Foundation, he is a lifetime member of the UConn Alumni Association and established an endowed scholarship with the Department, the DelFavero Agricultural Economics Fund.
He was also honored with the Charles and Augustus Storrs Award on April 28, 2011, the highest recognition of the College.
DelFavero has roots in farming and graduated in 1956 with a degree in agricultural engineering and in 1958 with a master's degree in agricultural economics. He had a long career in building with DelFavero Builders, a company started by his father, building hundreds of condominiums and buildings in the state. He has retired to northern Vermont to Hayward Farm, where he manages 125 head of cattle.
"This gift will allow us to recruit top-notch faculty to advance research, visibility, and ranking" said Professor and Department Head Rigoberto Lopez. "We thank Mr. DelFavero and his family for their unwavering generosity and commitment to the Department, the College, and the University."