Support the Neag Family Endowment Fund in honor of Joe Renzulli

Dr. Joseph S. Renzulli is a leader and pioneer in gifted education and applying the pedagogy of gifted education teaching strategies to all students. The American Psychological Association named him among the 25 most influential psychologists in the world. He received the Harold W. McGraw, Jr. Award for Innovation in Education, considered by many to be "the Nobel" for educators, and was a consultant to the White House Task Force on Education of the Gifted and Talented. His work on the Three Ring Conception of Giftedness, the Enrichment Triad Model and curriculum compacting and differentiation were pioneering efforts in the 1970s, and he has contributed hundreds of books, book chapters, articles, and monographs to the professional literature, many of which have been translated to other languages. He has received more than $50 million in research grants and several million dollars of additional funding for professional development and service projects.

Dr. Renzulli established UConn's annual Confratute Program with fellow Educational Psychology Professor Sally Reis. This summer institute on enrichment-based differentiated teaching has served more than 35,000 teachers from around the world since 1978. Dr. Renzulli also established the UConn Mentor Connection, a summer program that enables high-potential high school students to work side by side with leading scientists, historians, and artists and other leading edge university researchers. He is also the founder along with Dr. Reis of the Joseph S. Renzulli Gifted and Talented Academy in Hartford, Connecticut which has become a model for local and national urban school reform for high potential/low income students.

Your gift will support the endowment for a Center for Talent Development at the University dedicated to the identification and development of talented persons from all socio-economic and ethnic groups.



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Supported by 14 Donations:

  • Marcia G.
    Marcia G. '96
    I Gave $500
    My annual donation in honor of Joe Renzulli's birthday!
  • Richard S.
    I Gave $500
    Happy Birthday Joe- Love you Rich and Kristin
  • Scott B.
    Happy Birthday to a great friend, educator, researcher and leader - Joe Renzulli
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  • Nancy E.
    Honoring Joseph Renzulli, and his enduring work supporting gifted and talented people of all ages, throughout the world.
  • Kathy G.
    Kathy G. '97
    Happy Birthday, Joe. With love and thanks for your leadership, your mentorship, and most of all your friendship.
  • Janet D.
    Many thanks for inspiring me to be the best teacher I can be! Happy Birthday!
  • Angela H.
    In appreciation for all that you have done for education and talent development. -Brian & Angela
  • Thomas H.
  • Dr. Linda E.
    I Gave $100
    With love and appreciation for all you do for you students and education, Joe Renzulli! You changed my life and career for the better. Thank you!
  • Greg M.
    To a wonderful man!
  • Gail N. H.
    I Gave $100
    This donation is in honor of Joseph Renzulli's 80th birthday! I understand it will go towards developing a Center for Talent Development
  • Mary Anne D.
    With fond wishes for a wonderful birthday!