Mr. Bergami, who served as chair of the Board of Governors of the University of New Haven from 2006 to 2012, earned an Executive MBA from UNH in 1985. He was awarded an honorary doctorate of business from UNH in in May 2002. He was a recipient of UNH’s Distinguished Alumni Award in 1999 and was honored with the University’s President’s Award in 2012.
Among his numerous contributions to the University, he has funded the Samuel S. Bergami Learning Center for Finance and Technology in Maxcy Hall, the University's main administration building, and the Bergami Family Fitness Center in the David A. Beckerman Recreation Center. He has also endowed the Vincent C. Wachter Scholarship, emerging as one of the University's most generous and consistent supporters.