Conn Legacy Society

University of Louisville

Hank and Rebecca ConnConn Legacy Society logoNamed in honor of Hank and Becky Conn (pictured), who made a generous planned gift for the University of Louisville’s Speed School of Engineering to establish the Conn Center for Renewable Energy Research, this Society recognizes alumni and friends who have included UofL in their philanthropic plans through various types of planned giving. Among these are outright bequests, gifts of appreciated assets, gifts of retirement plan assets, gifts of life insurance, and gifts created by life-income agreements and trusts for all purposes consistent with the University’s mission. More information on these ways to give may be found by exploring the links on this website, or by contacting

Each year, the Conn Legacy Society hosts an annual recognition dinner. For photos from the Fall 2021 dinner, click here.

In November 2020 (in place of a dinner amid the ongoing pandemic), Conn Legacy Society members attended a special virtual event, "From Lab to Life: Applying Research to Combat Covid, Cure Cancer, and Create Sustainable Solutions." A recording of this event is available here (including a message from UofL President Neeli Bendapudi), and the slide presentation given by Dr. Paul Bates and Dr. Mahendra Sunkara are here and here, respectively.

On June 18, 2020, Conn Legacy Society members were invited to an exclusive 45-minute virtual presentation by two UofL experts at the forefront of the University's multi-pronged response to COVID-19. Here are the recording of the discussion and the presentations from both speakers.

In spring 2018, Robert P. Friedland, MD, professor of neurology at the University of Louisville School of Medicine and director of UofL Physicians' Memory and Alzheimer's Center, offered an informative session on "Memory Loss and Aging."

Photos may be viewed here from the Fall 2017 motor coach tour of the Belknap Campus, narrated by local historian Tom Owen, which was followed by a cheese and wine reception at the University Club.