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Message from the President

Fairfield University’s standing as a leading modern Jesuit Catholic university continues to rise. As a result, the University is attracting a robust pool of applications from exceptional candidates. Academic innovation is increasing aside new disciplines. Strategic updates to our facilities are meeting the needs and demands of a twenty first century education. Most importantly, our alumni, parents, and friends are active and committed to supporting our unwavering mission to promote intellectual, moral, and spiritual development. Thank you for your membership in The President’s Circle and for advancing our shared priorities into reality.

If you are not a member yet this year, I ask you to consider joining The President’s Circle today and boldly support our students, faculty, and mission in a most meaningful way. Your partnership and leadership in Fairfield’s success is greatly appreciated.

With warmest regards,

Mark R. Nemec, PhD
Professor of Politics

The President's Circle


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Founded in 1971, The President’s Circle recognizes the University’s most generous donors. As a member of The President’s Circle, your leadership support has a direct, immediate, and substantial effect on our students. Investment in Fairfield each year:


financial aid to deserving students


the quality of our gifted faculty


academic programming

Maintains & strengthens

our student activities

Accounting for over 80% of all donations received, President’s Circle members play a significant role in shaping all aspects of our University, providing a top quality education for young men and women in mind, body, and spirit.


Donors qualify for membership in The President’s Circle by making a gift of $1,000 or more each fiscal year. Young alumni become members by starting with a gift of $100 that increases by $100 each year after graduation.

Cornerstone Club $25,000+
Chairman’s Club $10,000 - $24,999
Founder’s Club $5,000 - $9,999

1942 Society

$2,500 - $4,999
Member $1,000 - $2,499
Class of 2021 $100
Class of 2020 $200
Class of 2019 $300
Class of 2018 $400
Class of 2017 $500
Class of 2016 $600
Class of 2015 $700
Class of 2014 $800
Class of 2013 $900
Class of 2012 $1,000

All contributions received from July 1 to June 30 (our fiscal year) – including matching gifts – qualify for membership. To make it easier to join, donors can select monthly, quarterly, or semi-annual payment schedules. To make your gift and become a member, visit

If you have questions about President’s Circle membership, please contact Kristen Fitzgerald ’03, associate director, annual giving at (203) 254-4000 x2091 or

  • Your leadership, investment, and partnership provide an incredible benefit for today’s students
  • You are invited to exclusive events with the President and senior leadership
  • Special communications and stewardship, including messages from the President and senior leadership
  • Opportunities to network with other members and University leadership

Donors are encouraged to support the Fairfield Fund which has an immediate impact and provides flexibility to direct resources towards institutional priorities. Within the Fairfield Fund, you can direct your support to Financial Aid, Student Life, your favorite school, and much more.

Donors can also choose to support other areas of the University. Whether you fund a scholarship, innovative teaching and programming, or give to the Fairfield Fund, your contribution is a partnership for the future. Be part of the collaborative community that makes Fairfield so special.

Stories of Impact

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Class of '22

Read Sophia's Testimonial

Hometown: Shrewsbury, MA
Double Major: Politics and Communication

"I am so happy to have the opportunity to continue my education at Fairfield University. Fairfield has provided me with a challenging academic environment, the means to make a difference in the lives of others, and the opportunity to experience the world in new ways.
Every day, I am inspired to help the people around me to grow and prosper and that would not be possible without the support of alumni, family, and friends. I am forever grateful for your impact on my life. I hope to be a member of The President’s Circle as a young alumna and to help pave the way for future Stags."
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Kristin McMahon

’87, P’21,’20
Trustee and former President, Fairfield Alumni Association

Read Kristin's Testimonial
"I was blessed to have the opportunity to attend Fairfield University and experience a personalized, spiritual, and transformative Jesuit education, which prepared me for a successful career in law and insurance. I’ve forged life-long friendships with fellow alumni, married a Stag (Rob McMahon ’87, P’21,’20), have a daughter who is a recent Fairfield grad,and another daughter currently enrolled as a student.
I know that the continued success of our alma mater is deeply impacted by the time and generosity of alumni, parents, and friends. It is no coincidence that Fairfield alumni are at the top of their respective fields in education, science, and business. I am honored to be a member of The President’s Circle and encourage you to join me in leading the way forward for the next generation of Stags."

— Kristin D. McMahon ’87, P’21,’20

Event Photos

President's Christmas Party - December 5, 2019

President's Holiday Party 12/5/19

Contact Us

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Kristen Fitzgerald

Class of '03
Associate Director, Annual Giving
(203) 254-4000 x2091

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