Welcome to the Office of Foundation Relations at Fairfield

Foundation support of Fairfield has resulted in an impressive history of accomplishments. Funding opportunities serve as a catalyst for project development, build momentum for priority initiatives, and encourage support from other sources.

The Office of Foundation Relations manages the relationships between Fairfield University and private (non-corporate) philanthropic foundations. The office serves as a point of strategic coordination for the academic vice president, deans, faculty, and staff considering funding from private foundation sources. The goal is to increase foundation grants made to Fairfield for:

  • research
  • academic projects
  • scholarships
  • professorships
  • technology and equipment
  • community outreach
  • the arts

The Office of Foundation Relations works closely with the Office of Corporate Relations, Government Relations, and Research to maximize funding opportunities for Fairfield's priority projects.


To learn more about foundation support of Fairfield University, contact:

Kathleen Freis
Director of Foundation Relations
Fairfield University
1073 North Benson Road
Fairfield, Connecticut 06824
(203) 254-4000, ext. 2025