Fairfield Awards Dinner

Benefiting Scholarships at Fairfield University

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Wednesday, April 12, 2023

Cipriani 42nd Street

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Generous Fairfield community members and corporate sponsors raised over $1.25 million for student scholarships.


Fairfield University, founded in 1942, is a modern Jesuit Catholic institution of higher learning whose primary objectives are to develop the creative intellectual potential of its students and to foster in them ethical and religious values and a sense of social responsibility.

Kassandra Almanzar, ’23

2022 Scholarship Recipient Speaker

Why Giving Matters

We create scholars and leaders. But mostly, we create change. At Fairfield University, we are driven by our Jesuit roots to act on needs greater than our own—to seek out opportunities, to make the world a better place, to put our plans into action. We are committed to providing each and every student with a strong, exemplary academic experience. We’re also committed to making this experience as accessible to as many bright, driven students as possible so they’ll have a better shot at making a real difference in the world. We hope you share this mission and that you’ll help us bring it to life. In fact, our vision is dependent on your generosity.

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About the Alumni Multicultural Scholarship Fund

Since 1995, more than $8.8 million has been awarded from the Alumni Multicultural Scholarship Fund, primarily supported through the proceeds of the Fairfield Awards Dinner. As alumni, these scholarship recipients have gone on to work in a wide array of industries, including aerospace, medicine, finance, communications, marketing, engineering, nursing, education, and tv/entertainment.


Scholarships Awarded


Distinct number of individuals have received this scholarship

Meet Three of Our Scholars

How the Fairfield Awards Dinner Supports Our Mission

Since 1988, this annual event has raised more than $20 million for the Alumni Multicultural Scholarship Fund and other endowment scholarships. In 2021, students received awards from the endowment fund totaling nearly $24,000 each.

Fairfield’s flagship fundraising event for scholarship that celebrates inclusive excellence, the Awards Dinner also honors the achievements and volunteer service of a number of distinguished alumni, parents, faculty, and staff.

About the Venue

For the second time, Fairfield University will be hosting the Fairfield Awards Dinner at the historic Cipriani 42nd St. Conveniently located in the heart of Manhattan, this Italian Renaissance inspired masterpiece showcases towering marble columns, soaring ceilings, magnificent inlaid floors and glorious chandeliers.

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2022 Awards Dinner Sponsors