Friends of Women's Rowing


Fairfield University Women’s Rowing enhances the college experience of our varsity student-athletes, providing them with opportunities to excel athletically and academically. Friends of Women’s Rowing provides the program with the basic necessities to help them row at the highest levels of collegiate competition.

Captains' Letter

Dear Friends of Fairfield Women’s Rowing,

Thank you so much for all that you have given and continue to give to the Fairfield Women’s Rowing team.

When sharing stories with each other about why we chose to come to Fairfield, we both shared similar reasons: from the moment we stepped on campus, we felt completely comfortable. Fairfield’s excellent reputation in the Northeast, proximity to New York City, and beautiful campus also contributed to our decision. 

We are thankful for all of the opportunities that Fairfield and donors have provided us and the entire team. On this STAGiving Day, March 20, we plan to participate and give back in honor of our own experiences as Stags and to ensure that future student-athletes have access to the same, or even better, opportunities than we have. You’re invited to join the celebration and make a gift in honor of your own Fairfield experience. 

Because of our time at Fairfield, we’ve experienced so many unforgettable adventures that make us proud to be Stags. And that’s why we’re giving back in honor of our most memorable Fairfield experiences to date:

For me, Kerry Clarke, my semester abroad in London was the most incredible experience. I became very good friends with other Fairfield students who I would not have met otherwise, and I was able to travel around Europe with them. Even after studying abroad, we’ve kept in touch and we love to reminisce about our time in London.

For me, Ally Sloan, meeting my friends and getting to know new people are probably the most memorable experiences. Joining the rowing program has been wonderful because I have been able to meet some of my best friends who I will continue to make memories with even after our time at Fairfield.

Thank you to the alumni, parents, and friends who contributed to make these opportunities possible. Rowing is the ultimate team sport and our team extends far beyond our current members. Donors and their generous contributions to our program allow us to successfully compete at the highest level and continuously improve our performance. We very much appreciate supporters like you and we train hard to make you proud!

We hope you’ll continue your support on STAGiving Day by making a gift in honor of a coach, student-athlete, or program that made a difference to you, a family member, or a neighbor. A gift of any size makes a great difference for our small program. And new this year, if you make a gift of at least $75, you can opt in to receive an exclusive pair of Stag socks. See how your support will make a difference by visiting

Thank you for contributing to the success of Fairfield Women’s Rowing!

Go Stags,

Kerry Clarke ’18 and Ally Sloan’19
Women’s Rowing Captains

2019 Goal: $12,000

Our Goal


To Date


Friends of Women’s Rowing has set a fundraising goal of 100 donors and $12,000. Donations made before June 30, 2019 will go towards the program’s current use fund, contributions that immediately benefit our most pressing program necessities and enhancements. By making a gift of any amount, you can provide Women’s Rowing with a competitive edge.



  • Rowing machines
  • Uniforms
  • Oars

Team Support

  • Meal plans
  • Training
  • Banquets/awards

Travel & Recruiting

  • Out-of-region travel for competition
  • Training trips, off-season competition
  • Recruiting, official campus visits

For more information about Friends of Fairfield Athletics, or giving a gift to Women’s Rowing,  please call Connor Donnelly at 203-254-4000, ext. 2406 or e-mail

Contact Us

Athletics Development Office

Bellarmine Hall
1073 North Benson Road
Fairfield, CT 06824


Nick Wormley

Nick Wormley

Executive Director of Athletics Development/Senior Associate Director of Athletics


Connor Donnelly

Connor Donnelly

Assistant Director of Athletics Development


Rachel Kavanagh

Program Assistant, Athletics Giving and Special Events


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