National Leadership Council

Join the Cause in Support of Fairfield Rising

Promote the entrepreneurial spirit by supporting Business Plan Competitions at the Dolan School of Business. Provide students in the Marion Peckham Egan School of Nursing and Health Studies with opportunities to "learn by doing" in underserved local communities. Support the innovations that are developed in the materials lab at the School of Engineering. Create a named scholarship to enable the dream of a higher education. Broaden a student's world perspective through language study in Florence or business in Brisbane.

Leave Your Mark and Make an Impact


The National Leadership Council was established by alumni, parents, and friends who have a profound dedication to seeing Fairfield University reach new heights of excellence. Early donors to the $160 million Fairfield Rising Campaign have set the pace for giving through multi-year commitments of $100,000 or more. Today, as Fairfield Rising surpasses more than $120 million in support, founding members of the National Leadership Council invite you to join us in this most ambitious effort by considering a pledge of $25,000, fulfilled over a two or three year period.



"Fairfield has given us an amazing foundation as individuals, as a couple and now, as a growing family. Giving back is our way of saying thank you and we hope to inspire others to join us in supporting the future of such and exceptional University!"

Mark '95 and Sandy '02 Beyerly

“Your participation on the National Leadership Council builds exceptional momentum, encourages giving and is an inspiring acknowledgment of the far reaching accomplishments of alumni and the limitless potential of generations of students to come.”

Tom ‘78 and Michele Fanning P’10, ‘06
Chair, Charles F. Dolan School of Business Advisory Board

Making Your Commitment

By pledging a gift of $25,000 or more over the next two to three years, your generosity will have an immediate impact on Fairfield students today and into the future. Your commitment demonstrates the value you place on a Jesuit education and will inspire others in the Fairfield community to Rise to the Challenge.

Recognition of your generosity and membership within the National Leadership Council includes:

–Special communications and updates on campaign progress–
–Recognition on the campaign website and at special events–
–Highlights in the Fairfield Honor Roll of Donors–

To make your pledge today or to learn more, please contact:
Geri R. Derbyshire
Associate Vice President for Development
(203) 254-4000, ext. 3090 |


All commitments can be fulfilled in a variety of methods including cash and gifts of appreciated securities. Your gift is also tax-deductible to the fullest extend of current laws. Consult your financial advisor to explore benefits of your generosity.

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