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There are many ways to give to Fairfield University. Your donation of any size to Fairfield makes a meaningful difference to our students, our faculty, and the greater Fairfield community. Your gift is important to Fairfield and we are here to help. Please give us a call at 1-877-748-5123 with any questions you may have or contact us via email at

Thank you for your interest in giving to Fairfield!


The easiest way to make a gift is through our online giving form. It's fast, easy, and secure.

Another way Fairfield University accepts gifts online is through Venmo.

Send your gift to @Fairfield-UniversityGiveAGift, and please Indicate your e-mail, affiliation, class year, and any special instructions.

Recurring Gifts

Recurring gifts are a good option to maximize and sustain your support, with the convenience of automatic renewal. Make a gift for two consecutive years and become a member of the Allen Society.

You can donate to Fairfield in monthly, quarterly, or yearly installments through our online giving form OR give us a call at 1-877-748-5123. 

By Phone

Contact us toll-free at 1-877-748-5123 with your MasterCard, VISA, or American Express card information.

By Mail

Please download our gift form. Complete it and mail with your check or credit card information. If you are unable to download our form please include your name, affiliation (i.e., alumni, parent, friend) and when applicable your class year. All gifts must be postmarked by June 30, 2021. Send your gift to the address below: 

Fairfield University
Advancement Services
BLM 220
1073 North Benson Road
Fairfield, CT 06824-5195

Gifts Of Stocks And Securities

Giving appreciated stocks, bonds, and mutual funds provides even greater tax benefits than giving cash. They may be used to provide a double benefit to you, such as avoidance of capital gains taxes and an income tax deduction equal to the fair market value. Please take the following steps to make a gift of securities:

Let us know that you are making a gift of securities by completing our stock gift form OR by contacting Lisa Sabia at 203 254-4000, ext. 2765 or

Then, please see our Securities Transfer Instructions and forward the information to your broker. Please contact your broker to facilitate the transfer as soon as possible to ensure processing by December 31, 2020.

Merrill Lynch Wealth Management (Formerly Banc of America Investment Services Inc.) 

100 Jericho Quadrangle
Suite 242
Jericho, NY 11753

Contact Persons: Rod Jones at (516) 827-3206

DTC (Depository Trust Company) # 8862

Fairfield University Account #2Z7-02000

Reference: Donor’s Name

Wire Transfer

To send your gift via wire transfer:

Let us know, by contacting Lisa Sabia at (203) 254-4000 ext. 2765 or to inform the University about the details of the transfer. Please provide the amount of the transfer and designation to which the gift will be directed.

IRA Charitable Rollover Gifts

If you are 70 ½ years or older, you may make a gift to Fairfield directly from your IRA without paying any income tax on the transfer. You may gift up to $100,000 from your IRA and your gift will count toward your Required Minimum Distribution (RMD).

Contact Stacie Kelly, senior director of Planned Giving at or 203 254-4020.

Planned Giving (Wills, Trusts & Gifts)

Planned giving can offer you creative, strategic ways to support the University, while also providing you and your family with tax and other benefits. Planned gifts come in many forms, such as beneficiary designations, gifts through a will, charitable gift annuities, and charitable trusts. 

Please click here for more information OR contact Stacie Kelly, senior director of Planned Giving at or 203 254-4020.

We look forward to helping you find the charitable gift plan that works best for you. 

Matching Gifts

Did you know that many businesses offer a matching gift program as a part of their employee benefits package? These programs allow you, the employee, to direct your organization's philanthropy to the benefit of Fairfield. If you or your spouse work for or have retired from a matching gift company, you might also be eligible to take advantage of this benefit.

To find out if your employer matches and how to initiate your match, search our database by clicking here.

Making A Pledge To Support Fairfield

You can set up a pledge now and make payments at a time that is convenient for you.

To make your pledge give us a call at 1-877-748-5123 or contact us via email us at

Contact Us

Fairfield University
Office of Development
1073 N. Benson Road
Fairfield, CT 06824
Phone: (203) 254-4030 or 1-877-748-5123 (toll free)
Fax: (203) 254-4221

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