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Fairfield has played a powerful role in our lives, and you play an essential role in Fairfield’s life, and future.
Now it is up to all of us.

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Our Progress

Fairfield Rising, the University’s largest and most successful capital campaign, enters its final year in 2018, with a goal of reaching $210 million by the end of December after well-surpassing its original goal of $160 million last year. The strong participation by the Fairfield community is a clear signal that the University's biggest benefactors are confident now, more than ever, in Fairfield's growth and rise as a national leader in higher education.

The campaign's progress to date is $198.7 million. Thanks to the overwhelming support received by the University's alumni, parents, friends, and benefactors over the last four years, the campaign is being extended so Fairfield can continue its ascent as the modern Jesuit Catholic University.

Building on the momentum of our 75th anniversary in 2017 with great pride for the past, and much anticipation for the future, Fairfield Rising: A Call to Action, is the most comprehensive fundraising effort in our history. It’s time to rise to new heights — and for Fairfield to heighten the pace of its evolution as the modern, Jesuit, Catholic University for the 21st century.

Together, we can ensure that the Fairfield experience — so transformative in our own lives — will continue to enrich the lives of the students of today, and for the generations to come.

Together, Fairfield will rise to meet the challenge, elevating our University to a higher level of excellence, strength, and innovation. This is your moment to partner with us on our quest to the finish line.

Our Goal:

$210 Million

Our Progress:

$198.7 Million

Left to Raise:

$11.3 Million

What To Support

Investing in Student Scholarship & Financial Aid

Many of Fairfield’s alumni were the first in their families to attend college and came from diverse social and economic backgrounds. And many of our alumni were only able to attend our University because generosity towards Fairfield made it possible.

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Transforming the Lives of Others Today

Rarely does generosity have such an immediate impact on the lives of others than through annual gifts to the Fairfield fund. Why? Because these unrestricted gifts provide flexibility through the immediate availability of resources to be directed where they are most urgently needed.

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Supporting Dedicated Faculty Teaching and Research

Fairfield faculty and students are working to improve the world. Providing fresh water to the developing world; Helping to save the sea turtles of Brazil; Contributing to the search for a cure for cancer; Improving our local parks and beaches. These are just a few examples. And they couldn’t be doing this without you.

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Serving the Life of the Mind, the Body, and the Heart

From the very beginning, what has distinguished Jesuit education has been the understanding that a true education means care for the whole person. At Fairfield, the mind is sharpened in the classroom and the body strengthened through healthy avenues of physical fitness and recreation.

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Creating a New Generation of Healthcare Leaders Who Can Envision Shape and Build the Healthcare of the Future

Fairfield is positioned to address national healthcare challenges through an innovative and interdisciplinary approach that will strengthen existing health sciences and nursing curriculums and engage four schools at Fairfield with exciting new opportunities for applied learning, discovery, and student engagement all for the good of society.

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Fueling our Championship Ambitions by Investing in Student-Athletes, Coaches and Top-Notch Facilities

The sound of a starter’s pistol on a bright, fall day in 1948 not only started a cross country race but also began a journey. For more than 70 years, Fairfield Athletics has provided young men and women the opportunity to fully live their Jesuit education. Our Athletics programs continue to grow and excel, and yet we know we have further to go.

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"You don't know how good Fairfield is until you get there. When people graduate, they have made friends for life. The bond you make at Fairfield seems to be unlike any other university experience. The Jesuit idea of being a man for others, serving others. It never leaves you."

Frank Carroll ’89, Chairman of the Board of Trustees

 

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Our Priorities

Fairfield Rising is built upon a strategic plan that outlines the necessary goals propel us forward to seize the historic opportunities that lie ahead.

Student Scholarship Support

  • Create opportunity through student scholarship and financial aid
  • Growing and diversifying the student body

Academic Endowment

  • Leadership in Academic Excellence
  • Mission-critical centers of excellence
  • Academic research across disciplines
  • Faculty Development

Innovative, world-class facilities

  • Academic, athletics, & vibrant centers for student life & wellness
  • Health Sciences Center
  • Leslie C. Quick, Jr. RecPlex
  • Rafferty Stadium
  • Dolan School of Business

Current Use

  • Support areas of greatest need through the Fairfield Fund
  • Restricted current use investments in specific programs and special scholarships

Why

Founded by the Jesuits in 1942, Fairfield University has continually exceeded expectations and continued to adapt to address the academic and personal maturational needs of our students in a rapidly changing educational and social landscape. This campaign will provide more opportunity to students, build on our tradition of scholarly excellence, and continue to elevate the quality of our facilities to match the quality of our distinctive programs.

Now

Building toward our 75th anniversary in 2017 with great pride for the past, and much anticipation for the future, Fairfield Rising: A Call to Action, is the most comprehensive fundraising effort in our history. It’s time to rise to new heights — and for our community to meet the challenges of an exceptionally fast-paced and vibrant 21st century.

You

This is your moment to partner with us on our quest to the finish line. Alumni, students, parents, faculty, and friends are rising to make Fairfield’s future even brighter. The National Leadership Council was established by alumni, parents, and friends who have a profound dedication to seeing Fairfield University reach new heights of excellence.

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Opportunity That Opens Doors to the World

Investing in Student Scholarship & Financial Aid

Strength Through Annual Gifts

Transforming the Lives of Others Today

Leadership in Academic Excellence

Supporting Dedicated Faculty Teaching & Research

Vibrant Centers for Student Life & Wellness

Serving the Life of the Mind, the Body, & the Heart

Leaders in Healthcare

Creating a New Generation of Healthcare Leaders Who Can Envision Shape, & Build the Healthcare of the Future

Athletics: The Road to National Prominence

Fueling Our Championship Ambitions by Investing in Student-Athletes, Coaches & Top-Notch Facilities

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