April 12, 2013
STORRS, Conn. - Dr. Robert T. Crovo ’74 will receive the A.J. Pappanikou Outstanding Contribution Award from the UConn Club on Monday, April 15 when the group holds its 60th Annual Awards Dinner at Gampel Pavilion.
As the Director of Litchfield County Foot Clinic and Surgery Center for almost 35 years, Crovo holds a bachelor’s of science in health education from UConn and a bachelor’s of biological sciences as well as a doctorate of podiatric medicine from the Illinois College of Podiatric Medicine.
He continued his surgical training at Lindell Hospital in St Louis, Mo., and completed his surgical residency at the Foot Clinic of Youngstown, in Youngstown, Ohio and at Warren Community Hospital in Warren, Pa.
Crovo has practiced in Torrington since 1979 and has had hospital affiliations with Charlotte Hungerford Hospital and the Connecticut Surgical Center in Hartford.
His second career is being president of R. Thomas Crovo, Tax Collector, LLC, and a certified tax collector. Crovo has been the nation’s only private tax collector for 14 years.
Crovo is a devoted philanthropist as he contributes to over 25 charities annually. He serves on the Torrington Board of Education and the Board of the Warner Theater and contributes to the United Way and the Connecticut Junior Republic.
As a UConn Club Board of Directors member for 22 years and serving as its President for two years, Crovo was a founding father of the UConn Club Golf Tournament, which raises funds to benefit the Division of Athletics. Believing in the University of Connecticut and the benefits of its impact on its student-athletes and community, Crovo contributes to the UConn Club in the Legend Category.
Crovo is a philanthropic supporter of the Susan B. Anthony Project, a local organization that promotes safety, healing and growth for survivors of domestic and sexual abuse. Ever the believer in the power of sports for women, he established an endowed scholarship for women’s basketball at UConn - the Crovo Family Scholarship.
Last year, he served as committee chairperson of the Litchfield County American Cancer Society event. The most successful event ever held in Litchfield County, Crovo raised over $175,000 for the cause.
He is the proud father of two children, Jonathan and Kate Crovo. Crovo lives in Torrington and shares his life with Darlene Kantor.