Group of Alumni and Friends Pledges $2.6 Million to Fairfield Men’s Basketball

Group of Alumni and Friends Pledges $2.6 Million to Fairfield Men’s Basketball

Fairfield Men's Basketball will receive a gift $2.6 million over the next five years

The 10-person collective will make its gift over the next five years to support the student-athlete experience

Alumni and friend support is the lifeblood of our program, and the support of this group will help ensure that Fairfield Basketball can compete—in the MAAC and on the national level—on the court, in the classroom, and on the recruiting trail for years to come.

— Head Coach Jay Young

A 10-person group of supporters and friends of Fairfield University Men’s Basketball have pledged a total of $2.6 million to the Men’s Basketball program over the next five years. Funds will be allocated to enhance multiple aspects of the program and the student-athlete experience.

“Fairfield University and Fairfield Men’s Basketball are on an upward trajectory, and our continued rise to national prominence requires an incredible level of commitment from everybody involved in the program,” said Director of Athletics Paul Schlickmann. “This group of Stags has heard that message and has answered the call with an outstanding showing of generosity. Their gift will be transformational for our student-athletes and our Men’s Basketball program.”

A portion of the $2.6 million gift has funded upgrades to the Rafferty Gymnasium practice facility inside the Walsh Athletic Center as well as additional capital projects. The gift will also increase the general operating and recruiting budgets of the Men’s Basketball program.

The group has also issued a challenge to the Fairfield Men’s Basketball community and will match up to $300,000 in gifts to the program made by June 30, 2022. Click here to make a gift online, or contact Nick Wormley, Assistant Vice President for Athletic Development and Senior Associate Director of Athletics, at nwormley@fairfield.edu or 203-254-4000 ext. 2474.

“I am grateful to this group of alumni and friends not only for their generosity, but for their friendship, their trust in me and my staff, and their dedication to the success and well-being our student-athletes,” said Head Coach Jay Young. “Alumni and friend support is the lifeblood of our program, and the support of this group will help ensure that Fairfield Basketball can compete—in the MAAC and on the national level—on the court, in the classroom, and on the recruiting trail for years to come.”

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Last modified: 04-01-22 8:39 AM

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