Fairfield Community Comes Together to Donate 1,000 Masks to Students

Fairfield Community Comes Together to Donate 1,000 Masks to Students

Thanks to the generosity of more than 1,000 alumni, parents, faculty, staff, and friends, free specially branded face masks were handed out to students on October 15.

More than 1,000 members of the Fairfield community showed their Stags for Stags spirit by making a gift to the University during the Get a Mask Give a Mask campaign. Each donor who made a gift of at least $25 allowed the University to provide free Fairfield face masks to 1,000-plus students on Thursday, October 15, helping to protect these talented individuals during their college journeys. Fairfield students, faculty, and staff are grateful for these donors who made gifts to enhance the students' on-campus and remote learning experiences, while also encouraging their health and safety during their academic pursuits.

With so many in the world currently facing unforeseen challenges, Fairfield supporters continue to be committed to assisting our students with access to a modern, Jesuit education — one that challenges individuals to creatively problem-solve, inspire innovation, and work and serve passionately to uplift others. Geri Derbyshire, associate vice president for Development shared her gratitude for “our generous supporters for recognizing Fairfield students’ potential.” She went on to say that “these gifts are already being used to address our students’ most immediate needs to ensure that they can continue to access a great education, no matter what circumstances arise.”

Nursing student Charlotte Murphy ’23 expressed how “incredible it is to see Fairfield’s great sense of family flourish during this difficult time.” She added, “to have so many of you donate shows the University community’s dedication to our health and their commitment to keeping us safe!” Students who came to pick up a mask on Oct. 15 also wrote “thank you” messages to donors on a giant card to share their gratitude.

To see photos of students receiving their masks and learn how your Stags for Stags gifts are making a difference, visit fairfield.edu/stagsforstags.

"Give a Mask, Get a Mask" Student Giveaway Photos

"Give a Mask, Get a Mask" Student Giveaway Photos

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