Donor Profile: Baureen Bujno '90

Donor Profile: Baureen Bujno '90

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"Looking back now, after 30 years, what is most special is the time spent with my roommates and other close friends at Fairfield that developed into lifelong friendships."

I’m thankful for our Jesuit tradition, so grateful for the education I received, and the many lasting relationships I made and continue to make as I remain involved.

— Maureen (Errity) Bujno ’90

The bond to a special place sometimes begins before one even has a personal connection to it. For Maureen (Errity) Bujno ’90, her connection to Fairfield University formed before she was a Stag herself, watching two older siblings make their way to Fairfield prior to her.

Once she followed, Fairfield quickly became her home away from home — and the source of countless fond memories.

“There are so many,” she said, “from the great times in Campion Hall my freshman and sophomore years, to all the wonderful memories living at the beach. Looking back now, after 30 years, what is most special is the time spent with my roommates and other close friends at Fairfield that developed into lifelong friendships.”

Bujno earned a BS in accounting from Fairfield’s Charles F. Dolan School of Business, which launched her into her first job post-Fairfield with Deloitte’s audit practice in Stamford, Conn. She has gone on to spend the next 29 years at Deloitte, currently serving as a managing director and governance leader in Deloitte’s Audit & Assurance practice, and a leader on Deloitte’s Center for Board Effectiveness.

She is a subject matter resource to public and private company directors and committees on several governance, strategy, and risk-related topics. In 2016, 2017, and 2018, Bujno was recognized by NACD Directorship Magazine as one of the top 100 influential professionals in corporate governance and in the boardroom.

With tremendous corporate success to her name, Bujno still maintains a connection to the place where it all began — Fairfield. From serving as a member of the 1990 Class Reunion Committee, the Trustee Advisory Council, the Alumni Board (eventually being named Alumni Board president), a 2020 Strategy Task Force Subcommittee, and most recently, as co-chair of the Fairfield Awards Dinner, Bujno has dedicated herself to celebrating the University she knew and loved, while also helping to ensure that Fairfield continues to thrive. 

“I am proud of the tremendous momentum the University has today,” she said. “It has been a pleasure to work alongside many of the University leaders, and being involved has allowed me to a have a voice in the strategic direction of our University.”

Beyond giving her time and expertise to Fairfield, Bujno also supports current Stags.

“My husband Steve and I have supported the Dolan School of Business, where I majored and which prepared me for my career in the business world,” said Bujno. “I am active in recruiting efforts at Fairfield and have been inspired and impressed by the business school’s curriculum and the students I’ve met in the process.”

As an undergraduate athlete who played both soccer and tennis at Fairfield, she supports athletics as well, in an effort to both maintain the strong athlete-alumni connection and to help Fairfield’s competitive athletics programs attain national recognition.

Supporting Fairfield has also become a family affair for Bujno and her siblings (Michael Errity ’86 and Deirdre (Errity) Cerulli ’88); together, they honored their mother Dolores Errity, a nurse, with a plaque in the Marion Peckham Egan School of Nursing and Health Studies.

Honoring Bujno’s Fairfield roots with continued support is about ensuring that generations of Stags to come will enjoy a bolder and bigger Fairfield experience.

“I’m thankful for our Jesuit tradition, so grateful for the education I received, and the many lasting relationships I made and continue to make as I remain involved,” she said. “I hope, in my small way, to help keep Fairfield a vibrant University in the Jesuit tradition and to give current and future students even greater and broader opportunities than what I experienced.

“Being a Fairfield alumna is part of my identity. I hope to do everything I can to assist in sharing the strong values of our institution.”

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