The Connecticut Network

Connecting comes natural in the provisions state and the provisions come in the form of over 1,500 DU constituents looking to network! The Connecticut Network hosts a wide variety of events for new graduates and seasoned professionals alike through baseball outings, watch parties and our annual Day of Service. The Connecticut Network is eager to connect with you and is open to alumni, parents, current students and friends of DU. Connect with your Network Leaders below or reach out to your staff liaison to learn how to get connected. We can’t wait to hear from you! 


Featured Volunteer Leaders

Meet Joe Borelli

Hello! I graduated from DU and the Daniels School of Business in 2010 with a major in Finance. I currently work for Merrill Lynch on a wealth management team in Greenwich CT that manages 600 million in assets. I live in downtown Greenwich CT and loves going out to eat with friends in NYC, cheering on the NY Rangers & Giants and of course the DU hockey team, hiking in the Catskill Mountains and going to concerts. I was involved in coordinating some of the alumni events in 2019 in Fairfield county and enjoy meeting and networking with local Pioneers and is eager to help get alumni meetups and events going again in the NY and CT areas! 

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Annual Events

Check out some of our annual events below!

  • DU Night Out with the Yard Goats
    • Annual family tradition with pregame networking and connecting reception.
  • Hockey Watch Parties, Connecticut Style
    • Join with DU fans at a watch party for the defending National Champion DU Hockey Team.
  • Holiday Party
    • Annual tradition of connecting and networking with the DU community during the holiday season.
View all events here

Staff Leader

Meet Brent Thompson

Director of Regional Engagement

Brent helps guide strategy and execute engagement efforts of all alumni, families, parents and friends across the country and in select international networks as well as develops a programmatic portfolio for the regions in collaboration with Denver-based advancement team. Brent's goal is to create a culture of lifelong engagement and volunteerism among constituents in the regional markets and networks that builds our pipeline for campaign philanthropy and long-term engagement for the University's Global Network. 

Brent has served in a number of different roles throughout his 15-year career in higher education for the University of Oklahoma, University of Texas system and now with the University of Denver. He is also adjunct faculty for the Executive Education in Daniels. Brent has worked in several different capacities including employer relations, career development, accreditation, and alumni engagement. Brent is a proud University of Denver and University of Oklahoma graduate and his entire wardrobe is crimson!

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Meet Craig Baldwin

Director of Development, East Coast

Craig joined DU in 2022 as the Regional Director of Development for the East Coast. Originally from Maryland, he works with DU community members throughout the eastern third of the country. Craig looks forward to engaging with DU alumni, parent, and friends of DU and learning more from their experiences.

Connect with Craig

Connect With Us


If you want to share your time and talent in any way outside mentoring and networking, check out VolunteerDU at This portal is a menu of volunteer opportunities and your open door to engage with the DU community. Choose from a variety of one-off and ongoing projects that are meaningful to you.

The DU Career Network allows you to connect with DU students and alumni for mentoring and career networking. Share your expertise with those pursuing similar professional interests by joining   

If you have any questions about volunteering with DU, please email



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