UConn Foundation Says 'Transparency' Bills Would Chill Donors

Submitted by LDieringer on Mon, 03/02/2015 - 1:14am

Representatives of the University of Connecticut Foundation made an impassioned argument at a legislative hearing Thursday that any law forcing them to open their records to the public — even if donors' name are excluded — would impede their efforts to raise money.

And it seemed from the response of the legislators on the higher-education committee that most — though not all — agreed with that argument.

Daniel Toscano, a member of the foundation board and a donor, said the legislation under consideration, which would make the foundation subject to the state Freedom of Information Act, "will most definitely have a chilling effect on the philanthropy that is essential to building and maintaining a top-notch flagship university. Continue>>>
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