Young Alumni Giving

Young Alumni Giving

You have a lot to offer Fairfield’s future!

Whether you can give $5, $25, or $105, your gift will increase our alumni giving participation rate–impacting the University's national ranking, reputation, and the value of your Fairfield degree. Join other young alumni, and be a part of Fairfield’s future!‌ Fairfield Fund gifts can be designated to the area of greatest need, financial aid, student life and career services, the College of Arts & Sciences, the Dolan School of Business, the Egan School of Nursing & Health Studies, the School of Engineering, and the Graduate School of Education & Allied Professionals.

Select Where You Want Your Support To Go

  • Greatest Need
  • Financial Aid
  • Student Life and Career Services
  • College of Arts & Science
  • Dolan School of Business
  • Egan School of Nursing & Health Studies
  • School of Engineering
  • Graduate School of Education & Allied Professions


Get Involved

From volunteering to attending fun events, there are plenty of opportunities for young alums to stay involved with Fairfield.

Become a Class Ambassador

Class Ambassadors give their time to help shape the learning experience for students by raising critical funds for everything from scholarships and financial aid to innovative research programs and inspirational faculty.


Find an Alumni Chapter Near You

Fairfield has established regional chapters to connect alumni throughout the US. Learn more.


Travel the World with Fairfield U

Whether you are interested in a service trip to help others, or prefer cultural exploration, Fairfield University has some exciting international travel opportunities. Learn more.


Fairfield Forever

This Young Alumni program is about consecutive giving each year and develping the "habit" of philanthropy. To show appreciation to our most loyal donors, those young alumni who make a gift each year from graduation through their 5th Reunion become members of Fairfield Forever and receive:

  • Free admission to your class’s Friday Night Reception during your 5th Reunion Weekend
  • A free “Fairfield swag” gift from Fairfield University

Get involved–Stay involved!

Why I Give: Testimonials

Many young alumni have discovered the value in giving back to their alma mater. They want current and future students to have the same opportunities and experiences they did.

Hear it in their own words...

"I give to allow current and future students to have the same academic and extracurricular experiences as I did at Fairfield. That helped to shape the person I am today... Go Stags!"
Erin ‘16

"A co-worker asked me why I'm still involved and give back to my university. My answer was simple: Fairfield deserves it. "
Luigi ‘14

"I give because Fairfield gave me more than an education. Fairfield taught me to break boundaries, get involved, and continues to give me the resources that have helped me grow in my professional career. "
Katherine ‘15

"I give back because on my world youth day experience I learned that the Jesuit value of magis means doing more for others, more for our world. What better way to give than to give back to the place that shaped me into who I am. "
Meghan ‘10

“For us, it’s simple; we give back to Fairfield because Fairfield has given so much to us.”

 Kimberly Maher LoPiano ’04 and Michael LoPiano ’04

“From family and friends to a life-long community, I give because I want to stay connected with a University that has already given me so much.”
Chris Orth ’07 and Alexandra Dziuma Orth ’07

“It is important to support Fairfield University in order to ensure that current and future classes are able to enjoy the same incredible opportunities that I experienced in college, which helped shape the person I am today.”
Kara Winsch ’07

“I support Fairfield to show my appreciation for those who donated before me and made all of my wonderful college experiences possible, and to provide resources to propel the University to even higher stages of academic and extracurricular excellence.”
Kara Dooley ’08

“I support Fairfield because it's where I made so many of my friends and began my career—I want the same great experience for future Stags!”
Elizabeth Masterson ’09

“Giving back to Fairfield is keeping the life-changing experiences, events, and academic excursions that we once had as students.”  
 Darryl Brackeen Jr '10

“It is important to support Fairfield to ensure the University can sustain its mission of excellence in education, athletics, and service.”  
Samuel Sica ’09

“The reason I give back to Fairfield is because when I see my life today, so much of what I have and who I am is thanks to Fairfield. I want others to have the same opportunities.”
Kelly Young Falcone ’10

“I think it is important to support Fairfield University because through it I have had so many great opportunities and amazing memories and I would want the same for others.”
Cheril Perez ’12

“I hope to help out current students the same way I was helped out by financial aid—so that they get the opportunity to enjoy the academics, extracurriculars, facilities, and connections that Fairfield has to offer.” 
Sasha Campbell Houlihan ’11

“Supporting Fairfield helps support future leaders and thinkers who are committed to serving others and their communities.”
– John Tiene ’11

“It is important for me to support Fairfield University because I truly appreciate the excellent education I received and the many doors it has opened and will continue to open for me in my future. Fairfield is a top notch institution and I want to help ensure it can continue as such.”
– Sarah Dent ’08

Contact Us

For more information about Young Alumni giving, please contact:

Young Alumni & Student Giving
(203) 254-4000, ext. 2464

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