On Friday, Nov. 3, 2017, University of Saint Joseph (USJ) Trustee Brewster B. Perkins received the Association of Fundraising Professionals’ (AFP) Outstanding Philanthropist in Connecticut Award. He was honored at AFP’s National Philanthropy Day Conference, which is dedicated to recognizing the individuals and organizations that enhance communities.
A generous philanthropist, Mr. Perkins serves on the USJ Board of Trustees and chairs the Board’s Institutional Advancement Committee. He has been a valuable and steadfast supporter of the University and its endeavors for decades. From the Coleman Lobby in the Bruyette Athenaeum to the implementation of the University’s first doctoral program in Pharmacy, Mr. Perkins has contributed to numerous initiatives on campus, and encouraged others to join him.
In addition to his work at USJ, Mr. Perkins has given of his time and money to other institutions and organizations in the Greater Hartford area, including: Trinity College, United Way of Central and Northeastern Connecticut, YMCA of Greater Hartford, Hartford Area Habitat for Humanity, the Bridge Family Center, and the Archdiocese of Hartford’s Catholic Charities.
President Rhona C. Free, Ph.D., said, “Brewster Perkins is truly an outstanding philanthropist. His support of USJ has had significant and long-lasting effect on our students, faculty, programs, and facilities. The whole University community has been touched by his generosity.”
The University of Saint Joseph is grateful to Mr. Perkins for his devotion and continued commitment to the University and congratulates him on receiving the well-deserved honor of Outstanding Philanthropist in Connecticut.