Welcome Parents!

Gifts to the Parents' Fund are put to use immediately through The Fairfield Fund, positively enhancing each student's experience, in the classroom and beyond.

Your contributions support:

Academic excellence

  • Small classes, taught by full-time professors who are leaders in their fields
  • Undergraduate research opportunities and state-of-the-art technology

A vibrant campus community

  • Dynamic residential facilities
  • Robust athletic and club sports programs
  • Strong alumni family ties and friendships that last a lifetime

Access to opportunity

  • Approximately 20% of our students are the first in their families to go to college
  • 63% of our students, of all backgrounds, receive grants or loans from the University
  • 72% of our recent graduates had internships during college
  • Career services and networking opportunities for current students and alumni are available

Your gift provides a future of promise and impacts our students every day. 

Special message to Fairfield University parents

As parents of a senior, we have watched our daughter grow and mature at Fairfield, and we're as excited as she is about her future. We’ve seen the wonderful opportunities she has had during her four years both in and out of the classroom.

An important reason these opportunities are possible is because of support to the Parents' Fund from current and former parents. As chairs of the Parents' Committee, we believe the best way to honor our students is to invest in the institution that helps shape their future.

Consider a gift in celebration of your student! You can make a gift in their honor, or in honor of a faculty or staff member who has helped define their Fairfield experience. Simply fill out the full name of honoree in the Honorary Gifts section of the online giving form. View the current list of honorees.

We can all be proud of this wonderful University. A Fairfield University education is the gift of a lifetime. Please make your contribution to the Parents' Fund today.


Michael and Terri Gilroy P'14
Parents’ Committee Chairs

For further information, please contact:

Bonnie C. Crews, Director of Parents' Programs
Fairfield University
1073 North Benson Road
Fairfield, CT 06824
(203) 254-4000, ext. 3276

Related Information

Student Handbook | Student AffairsFairfield Parents and Families