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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
- Critical Student Financial Aid Fund
- Student Wellness & Resiliency
- Academic Response & Preparedness
- Campus Spirituality & Student Guidance
- Multicultural Scholarship Fund
- Fairfield Fund & Parents Fund Area of Greatest Need
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.
This Young Alumni program is about consecutive giving each year and developing 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 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
For more information about Young Alumni giving, please contact:
Young Alumni & Student Giving
(203) 254-4000, ext. 2464