Department and Program Opportunities

Support for the following investment opportunities help our faculty and students with immediate goals designed to advance the mission and future success of academic business disciplines and activities.

Accounting

Accounting Resource Fund

Annual Current Use Need: $100,000 (gifts welcome at all levels)
This Fund provides vital support for student clubs and activities (e.g., Accounting Club, Beta Alpha Psi, etc.), student/faculty collaboration, faculty research and continuing education, library resources and student tutoring.

Finance

Alumni/Student Investment Fund

Endowment Goal: $1 Million (gifts welcome at all levels)
Individual Named Endowments - $100,000 and above

The Alumni/Student Investment Fund will be an endowed fund managed by students under the supervision of the Chair of the Finance Department in consultation with Dolan School alumni in the industry. In keeping with the University’s spending rule for endowments, 4% of the fund each year will be used to support the costs of finance students and alumni together on community service projects that seek to improve the lives of others. Any investment gains realized will accrue to the Fund.

Bloomberg Terminals

Current Use Need: 4 @ $20,000 ea.
The Dolan School maintains a computer lab with 16 Bloomberg terminals in its BEST (Business Education Simulation and Trading) classroom facility. The School currently offers Bloomberg training to all business students, and offers all students the opportunity to become “Bloomberg certified.” This is an increasingly necessary credential for students interested in careers in finance. Sustaining this program requires a substantial financial commitment on the part of the School; gifts to help meet these needs are critical.

Research Databases

In order for Finance faculty to generate cutting-edge research for publication, access to powerful financial databases is needed. The Dolan School’s highly productive faculty help bring recognition to the School and to Fairfield University by publishing in recognized journals, interacting with the business media, and consulting to financial firms.

 

Resource Fund for Student Clubs

Annual Current Use Need: $10,000
The Fund supports the operating expenses of five student clubs in Finance: The Finance Club, the Student Managed Investment Fund, Fairfield Investment Group, Investment Banking Society and the Real Estate Club. Specifically, these funds would underwrite the costs of promoting/hosting guest speakers on campus, immersion experiences at companies and expenses related to hosting alumni networking and student award receptions.

Resource Fund for Student Competitions

Annual Current Use Need: $10,000
Each year, the School supports a student team attending the NY Society of Security Analysts (NYSSA) Case Competition, and the Rotman Electronic Stock Trading Simulation competition at the Rotman School in Toronto Canada. These funds would underwrite travel costs for student teams and faculty.

Information Systems & Operations Management Technology Fund

Technological innovation is essential to the ISOM Department, but software and equipment changes constantly. To keep pace with the latest advancements, the Technology Fund provides vital support to upgrade data servers, purchase video technologies for virtual classrooms and other equipment needed for student/faculty projects.

Endowed Naming Opportunity: $250,000
Donor is invited to name the fund and will receive annual reports summarizing activity and expenditures.

Annual Current Use Need: $40,000
Gifts welcome at all levels.

International Business - Resource Fund for Experiential Learning

Fund provides vital support to underwrite the costs of internships, study abroad experiences for students, hosting guest speakers on campus, immersion trips for students, purchasing new technologies, student/faculty research projects or any programmatic need that may fall outside the scope of annual budgets.

Endowed Naming Opportunity: $100,000
Donor is invited to name the fund and will receive annual reports summarizing activity and expenditures.

Annual Current Use Need: $10,000
Gifts welcome at all levels.

Marketing Resource Fund

Annual Current Use Need: $50,000 (gifts welcome at all levels)
This Fund underwrites the costs of technology upgrades in classrooms, faculty to present at national/international conferences, seeds student/faculty research projects and supports students in the Marketing Club to attend annual competitions.

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