Oct. 22, 2009
STORRS, Conn. - Two funds have been established by the UConn Division of Athletics for those who wish to express their support for University of Connecticut football student-athlete Jasper Howard, who passed away on Oct. 18.
"The Jasper T. Howard Endowed Scholarship" will be annually awarded to a UConn football student-athlete who plays at the cornerback position and who best displays the outstanding leadership qualities which Jasper embodied.
Contributions to this scholarship are tax deductible to the extent permitted by the IRS.
Interested donors should make checks payable to "UConn Foundation-UCADF", indicate "Jasper T. Howard Scholarship" in the memo line, and direct gifts to:
Jasper T. Howard Scholarship c/o UConn Foundation, Inc. P.O. Box 150430 Hartford, CT 06115-0430
"The Jasper Howard Fund" will assist Jasper's family with expenses such as funeral costs, travel to attend the memorial service and support for Jasper's soon-to-be-born child, in a manner consistent with NCAA guidelines.
Contributions to this fund are not tax deductible.
Interested donors should make checks payable to "Jasper Howard Fund" and direct gifts to:
Jasper Howard Fund c/o People's United Bank 2075 Hillside Rd. Storrs, CT 06268
The University has been and is working closely with the NCAA to coordinate appropriate ways people can provide financial assistance to honor Jasper's memory. To be consistent with NCAA guidelines, contributions cannot be sent directly to the Howard family.
Information about a public memorial service will be forthcoming.
The University is grateful for the outpouring of sympathy and caring thoughts, and expresses thanks to all who have a desire to honor Jasper's memory through these two funds.