Alumni Participation Rate Reaches 20 Percent, More Than $3 Million Raised for Fairfield Fund

Alumni Participation Rate Reaches 20 Percent, More Than $3 Million Raised for Fairfield Fund

During fiscal year 2019 (FY19), the University experienced an increase of about 16% in alumni gifts and 11% in Fairfield Fund dollars raised.

This growth in participation and generosity proves that our Stag community is more united than ever in efforts to show the world the value of a Fairfield education.

— Vice President Wally Halas, University Advancement

Fairfield University has so much to celebrate this year, thanks to exceptional support from dedicated alumni, parents, and friends. During fiscal year 2019 (July 1, 2018 – June 30, 2019), donors helped Fairfield achieve a 20 percent alumni participation rate — the highest rate in recent years — and raise more than $3 million in Fairfield Fund gifts. This represents an increase of about 16 percent in alumni gifts and 11 percent in Fairfield Fund dollars raised. This overwhelming generosity shows that the Stag community is dedicated to strengthening our Jesuit institution to ensure today’s students are prepared to serve tomorrow’s world.

Gifts to the Fairfield Fund are unrestricted and immediately directed where needed most, to ensure students have access to resources that elevate their academic experience. Each gift received, no matter the size, is felt by students, faculty, and staff throughout campus. “We are very grateful for this outpouring of support from alumni, parents, and friends,” said Fairfield’s vice president for University Advancement, Wally Halas. “This growth in participation and generosity proves that our Stag community is more united than ever in efforts to show the world the value of a Fairfield education — one that nurtures some of the brightest minds and encourages each student be 'for others.'”

University-wide, 11,175 supporters made a grand total of 13,757 gifts and raised $24,090,306. These results are a testament to the community’s belief in what Fairfield can do for students, and its willingness to invest in faculty, staff, and programs that reinforce the University’s legacy of excellence. These loyal supporters are helping to create new academic opportunities, improve athletics performances and facilities, foster faculty-student research, and generate scholarship funds to ensure all Fairfield students have a transformational experience.

View this special “Thank You” video to learn how donor support impacts Fairfield students.

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